Jan Kok

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    Jan Kok reacted to JColvin in Documentation Question   
    Hi @baricaptain,
    I apologize for the delay.
    The xdc files for all Digilent boards cab be found on our GitHub here: https://github.com/Digilent/digilent-xdc/.
    I will make sure the manuals are appropriately updated to direct readers to the appropriate location.
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    Jan Kok reacted to jpeyron in Errors trying to build Arty-Z7-20-xadc project   
    Hi @Jan Kok,
    I compared my tcl script vs yours and on line 44 it does not find to vivado library in the repo folder.  I have taken a screen shot of what the contents of the vivado_library folder in the repo folder looks like.  Did you download the zip from here and put the contents into the vivado-library folder? Please attach a screen shot.

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    Jan Kok reacted to sbobrowicz in Best software to program an Arty board   
    Hey @tester11,
    Lets clean up the history really quick because I feel like I am unclear on something still:
    1) Are you using the Arty Z7-10 or the Arty Z7-20?
    I can provide some links to petalinux materials, but before I do that we should make sure that is the right route for you... I think this will be determined by how you want to do your Wifi, as Dan suggested above. Really, if you are locked down with the Pmod Wifi, then I actually recommend you use baremetal (no Petalinux) instead, because that wifi module only works with our bare metal TCP/IP stack (not the Linux stack). If you are OK with using a USB wifi dongle instead, then that opens you up to Petalinux. Here is a breakdown of the different experiences you will have integrating Wifi into your project if you go bare metal vs. petalinux:
    Hardware: USB Wifi Dongle
    System setup: Medium-Hard. You have to build a linux system and load it onto an SD card. If your needs for the system are not very advanced (e.g. not a lot of third party software), this is easier. The process can be difficult if you run into problems or need to do something that is not typical. Good news is this process is well documented for the Arty Z7-20 by digilent with complete petalinux docs from Xilinx. Additional help provided on this forum.
    Network Software Development: Easy. You can use the third-party networking library of your choice. Basically the experience will be the same as if you wanted to write a simple networking program that worked on a Linux PC. 
    Bare Metal
    Hardware: Pmod Wifi
    System Setup: Easy. Export to SDK, use the demos included with our Pmod Wifi IP core. Software is developed directly in Xilinx SDK and and can also be programmed/debugged on the hardware directly from this tool. Easy to generate an SD card image with your final program too that will run right when the Arty Z7 is powered on. Digilent has several tutorials for this available here: https://reference.digilentinc.com/reference/programmable-logic/arty-z7/start . You should check out the Getting started with Vivado IP Integrator and then Getting Started with Digilent Pmod IPs.
    Network Software Development: Medium-Hard. You will need to modify the bare-metal examples to satisfy your application requirements. If you are comfortable with bare-metal (think Arduino-like, but without all of the fancy C++ libraries) programming, this should be approachable for you. The fact that Xilinx SDK has a good integrated debugger will be helpful for you to debug this application as it is running. 
    Based on those description, which route would you choose?