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  1. Thanks, that worked. However vivado 2018 is very different than the version in the digilent tutorials for abacus. Finding a way to actually program flash memory is completely different and very difficult, compared to the digilent video tutorial for the abacus demo that used vivado 2014.
  2. I followed the instructions for the demo project ‘Basys3 Abacus Demo’ ( https://reference.digilentinc.com/basys3/abacus ) using vivado 2018.1. I successfully generated a bit file that performs properly. However, when I try to find a .bin file to program the flash memory there is no such file on my windows10 PC in the project directory. In the demo project video that uses an earlier version of vivado the bin file was automatically created. How can I create a bin file for my setup? thanks in advance
  3. Ideally I would something that could be executed from a PC that that would let a user check if their board was working. this is a feature I have encounter in the past with another FPGA board. if that was not possible, then a file that could be loaded by the SDK that would check the working status of the board.
  4. Thanks for clearing this up. it appear there are no plug n play codes anywhere on the internet for the Basys3. Howard
  5. I downloaded the SDK version of the abacus demo. Directions for this state" Select the “SDK Hardware Handoff” option if your project supports Vivado SDK.... and you want to jump directly in. I ran the SDK and could not proceed. I learned that the demo files are missing all content in the SDK and the hw_handoff folders. How can I get working files for the SDK demos?
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    Thanks, but I ran into problems. I deleted and reinstalled vivado to debug. It would not allow me to complete. I will attempt to try this project if overcome the numerous difficulties posed by vivado and this BSD. Howard.
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    I have the board files installed but that did not help. Also there is no microblaze ip in the block. I ran the connection automation tool and it generated some connections but not enough.
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    I am using 2016.4. I am wondering if I need to install the board files and select Arty. These steps are not in the tutorial. does the tcl script handle this. https://reference.digilentinc.com/learn/programmable-logic/tutorials/arty-base-system-design/start
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    I am trying to follow this tutorial: https://reference.digilentinc.com/learn/programmable-logic/tutorials/arty-base-system-design/start when I run the tcl code "source ./create_project" . I got error messages. I changed this to"source ./create_project.tcl " and a based system was generated. however I get no wires connecting the many blocks in the base system design. Tthere was a message to run connection automation. I click it and about half of the wires were connected. How do I generate the base system design with this problematic situation?
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    PMOD pack for ARTY

    The description of the Pmod ip for arty refers to easy instructions in the PMOD IP guide. https://reference.digilentinc.com/learn/programmable-logic/tutorials/pmod-ips/start. However as a newcomer this is fairly confusing. There are references: https://reference.digilentinc.com/learn/programmable-logic/tutorials/pmod-ips/start And the Digilent/vivado-library , I Cannot make out what the process is for getting the oled Module to work or what he code does. Are there clear instructions for beginners on how to Clement these hardware add-ons and generate the software needed? The discussions on this product seem to be aimed at experienced high level programmers
  11. Thanks, That makes it clearer. Also I found a very good tutorial for this project on Youtube that uses the exact pins prescribed in the tutorial from Digilent and seems to https://reference.digilentinc.com/learn/programmable-logic/tutorials/arty-base-system-design/start
  12. Thanks for the article but it is very unclear what pin is what. I assume the red is 5v and black is ground but I can't tell where the data pin goes. Is it the white wire? Isn't there a clear wiring diagram for this project?
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    part number for arty

    In the tutorial getting started with the vivado when you get to the default part window it asks for a chip part number. Looking on my arty I see XC7A35T CSG324 ABX1605. However on the arty specification page the number for the arty chip is xc7a35ticsg324-1L. which is the correct choice so that I can move on with the tutorial?
  14. In the getting started with arty https://reference.digilentinc.com/learn/programmable-logic/tutorials/arty-base-system-design/start it states the requirement for Hardware as: Programmable RGB LEDs (WS2812, Neopixels)- Data-in Signal wire connected to ARTY's JB1 I do not have the strip yet, but I inspected the picture on the digilent site. http://store.digilentinc.com/ws2812-addressable-led-1m-waterproof-strip/ . There is no documentation on how to connect the strip with its 6 pin connector and 2 loose wires to the arty . there is no indication how to connect a 6 pin connector on the lede strip to a 10 pin JB1 connector. Can someone help set up this "getting started" project?