JColvin

Administrators
  • Content Count

    4045
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    157

Everything posted by JColvin

  1. JColvin

    ASIC Custom libraries

    Hi traymond, I looked at Xilinx's website and was only able to find this page on ASIC prototyping here where it talks about that you can prototype an ASIC on an FPGA and do some ASIC emulation on their Zynq SoC chips. Is this what you are attempting to do -- prototype an ASIC on an FPGA? Thanks, JColvin
  2. JColvin

    Max32 and labveiw

    Hi mmclaren88, The Max32 is supported with LabVIEW Home Edition via LINX. There is a tutorial on how to get LabVIEW Home and LINX setup with the WF32 here (the procedure for the Max32 will be the same, you just need to select Max32 as the device you are communicating with rather than WF32). Additional demos (again for the WF32) can be found on the LabVIEW MakerHub website here. Let me know if you have any more questions. Thanks, JColvin
  3. Hi MinerHokieRamp, There are some 4 wire cables on the Digilent website; they just aren't in the Pmod section for some reason. But you can find a 4-pin to 2 2-pins option here and the 4-pin to 4-pin option here. The chipKIT board will provide power for the sensor, although I do not how far apart you can place the daisy-chained PmodTMP3s or have them from host board before losing too much signal driving strength so they do not work correctly. The cables themselves are 9 inches long and I think the stated operating length via an MTE cable for Pmods is 18 inches, but I don't know that for certain. And I guess I don't know how far apart in your attic you planned to put your Pmods. Let me know if you have any more questions. Thanks, JColvin
  4. Hello, I have re-asked your question here where the engineer most suited to answer your question can see it. Thanks, JColvin
  5. A customer on our website asked the following question: Dear Digilent Support, I have an Analog Discovery 2 (Serial Number DA19B31 on the bottom), but I can no longer connect it to my PC (windows 7, 64 bits) with Waveform 2 (2015).I was working on a FDTI chip of my circuit board, and I think I have erased the FDTI chip on the Analog Discovery 2 by my mistake.I'd like to re-configure the FDTI chip by using FDTI FT Prog. Could you inform me of the configuration?Or, Shold I send my Analog Discovery 2 to Digilent? ========================================There is no device found by Wave forms 2 (2015).But my Analog Discovery 2 is recognized as COM 7 by the windows device manager.========================================Thank you in advance.Best regards, The response is below.
  6. Hello, I have re-asked your question on our Forum where the engineer best suited to help you will be able to see your question. Thanks, JColvin
  7. A customer asked the following question on our website: Hi,I have an Electronics Explorer board that worked fine for the past few years. Last week, the board was suddenly not recognized by my computer anymore. I searched around the forum and it seems that this problem can be resolved by flash the eerom. From the device properties, the hardware ids is USBVID_04B4&PID_8613&REV_A001Can you help me you resolve this issue? Thank you.Best Regards, The response is below.
  8. Hello, I have asked some of our applications engineers about this; they will get back to you here on the Forum. Thanks, JColvin
  9. A customer on our website asked the following question: Hi,Could you explain me how the maximum operating temperature of the JTAG-HS3 cable was set? Was is done from an analysis or from an in-situ test with a oven? (We would like to use it at a slightly higher temperature.)Best regards, The response is below.
  10. Hi Abish SJ, I don't think Digilent has anything related directly to the HLS IP Core (I'll ask some of our applications engineers to confirm or deny this), but we do have a demo for the Zybo that takes HDMI input and sends it to VGA output on the Zybo Resource Center here. Let me know if you have any more questions. Thanks, JColvin
  11. It's at the bottom of this page under Downloads.
  12. JColvin

    Nexysvideo and Adept

    @zygot I don't know Digilent's plans for a Linux based GUI for Adept, but I know another user created a java based version for that purpose because they wanted a GUI in Adept as well:
  13. Hi again, I just realized that your post title said chipKIT Network libs. Those libraries are a little more tricky to use and I personally haven't gotten to use a lot of them. The biggest trouble you'll encounter is if any of those libraries call plib.h, it will not work on the Arudino IDE because plib.h (designed by Microchip) isn't open source so the chipKIT community (not Digilent) was unable to incorporate it into the chipKIT Core for the Arduino IDE. If you're seeing that issue, at this point I think the best thing to try would be use the most recent version of MPIDE (before it was depreciated in favor of the Arduino IDE with chipKIT Core) which you can download for Windows, Mac, or Linux. As long as the correct board is selected, I have been able to successfully compile the programs on that edition of MPIDE (although I don't have the hardware to test the functionality myself). Let me know if you have any more questions. Thanks, JColvin
  14. Hi Ken, You're right in that MPIDE was essentially a fork of the Arudino IDE, but now the Arudino IDE is what is recommend to be used. You'll need to download the chipKIT Core for the Arduino IDE which you can do as described on the chipKIT website here. As for getting the libraries installed, you can download the zip files for any of our Pmods from their Resource Center, either on the main introduction page to the Pmod at the bottom under "Example Projects" (make sure you either download the MPIDE or Arduino IDE example) or via the link under "Additional Information" inside of their Reference Manual. You are correct in seeing that not all of the Pmods currently have libraries available; we're working on getting a library available for each Pmod, although you can always post a question on our Forum about a particular Pmod if you're not sure where to start. But back to the library installation. You can either open up the Arduino IDE and install the library in it's .zip file form or install them manually into the Arduino\libraries directory on your computer (mine is inside Documents on my Windows machine). Both methods are described on the Arudino website here. As for MPLAB, it does not integrate at all with the Arduino IDE. In the past, Digilent made some demos that used MPLAB, but that was discontinued in favor of MPIDE, and now for the Arduino IDE with the chipKIT Core. As you also probably noticed, there are a few Pmods that have demos written for them in either Vivado or ISE, which is where I'm guessing you're seeing the .x files from. Naturally, these will not be compatible with the Arduino IDE as they were written in some form of HDL or using Xilinx's MicroBlaze. Please let me know if you have any more questions. Thanks, JColvin
  15. Hi Scott, I took a bit a of a deeper look at the chipKIT CAN demo and found that it's going to be quite a bit of work removing the plib.h dependency from the demo, or at least a lot more than I originally thought it might be. I'll try to keep working on it to see if I can get more of the errors resolved, but it may end up being beyond most of the Forum moderators realms of expertise to update this demo to work with the Arduino IDE. Alternatively, you could use the most recent version of MPIDE (before it was depreciated in favor of the Arduino IDE with chipKIT Core) which you can download for Windows, Mac, or Linux. I was able to successfully able to compile the demo (although I don't have the hardware to test it). Let me know if you have any more questions. Thanks, JColvin
  16. Hi NamrataK, I have asked some of our applications engineers about this; they will get back to you here on the Forum. Thanks, JColvin
  17. Hi DennisT, Ok, I'm glad to hear you're in the correct voltage range. I suppose there could be some library issue between different versions of Arduino boards, but when I looked through the library it seemed fairly agnostic towards which board was being used. I see if I can find some time to try it out myself on a chipKIT board (since that's what Digilent has) and see if I can get it working. Thanks, James Colvin
  18. Hi meteor3223, I have moved your question to a more appropriate section of the Forum where the engineer best suited to answer your question will be able to see it. Thanks, JColvin
  19. Hi Mehdim, I have asked some of our applications engineers about this; they will get back to you here on the Forum. Thanks, JColvin
  20. Hi zynq_tech, I'll ask some of our applications engineers about the documentation and the block design question, but you can view all of Digilent's IP on our GitHub account here. Let me know if you have any more questions. Thanks, JColvin
  21. Hi DennisT, The 5.5V power supply is too high for the AVDD. According to the reference manual and the datasheet for the chip, AVDD needs to be between 3V and 5.25V. In terms of what you would need to change from the 3rd party library, as long as you are using a similar board to what they have code available for (Arduino DUE, Arduino (UNO presumably), or chipKIT MX3), you should not actually need to change any of it. Let me know if you have any more questions. Thanks, JColvin
  22. Hello, One of my co-workers was able to take a look at the library and was successfully getting some relevant data from the Pmod. The biggest thing that they had to make sure of though was that they either had the jumper loaded on JP1 or that they had separately provided a voltage and ground to J4 for AVDD (the analog voltage reference). I imagine you already did one of these options, but I figured I should double check. Also, out of curiosity, what voltage are supplying to AIN0? Thanks, JColvin
  23. JColvin

    Cmod A7 DIP Footprint

    Hi Leonardo, The CmodA7 has a standard DIP footprint, so the two rows of pins are 0.6 inches apart with 100 mil spacing between each of the pins along the rows. Let me know if you have any more questions. Thanks, JColvin
  24. JColvin

    RAM write and read

    Hello, I have asked some of our applications engineers about this; they will get back to you here on the Forum. Thanks, JColvin
  25. Hello, You can download Digilent's SPI library from the SPI page on our Documentation site here. Alternatively, the DSPI library is included with the the chipKIT Core for the Arduino IDE. However, the DSPI library was originally created to be streamlined for Digilent boards, so I do not think it supports non-Digilent boards (or at least I am not able to successfully compile programs that include dspi.h that are targeting an Arduino Uno). I will see if any of our applications engineers know if a library exists for the PmodACL that uses the standard SPI, but unfortunately I am personally not aware of any. Thanks, JColvin