tom21091

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  1. Hi Kabron, I just tried installing both Digilent and ESP8266 board support packages and it seems like mine installed just fine. In your post on the VM forums, it sounds like they both work in Arduino, but not in Visual Micro. Is that the case? I do not think it has anything to do with the Digilent core. What happens is Arduino reads the json file from the URL you give it. It then downloads each component as .zip files into %localappdata%/Arduino15/staging/packages/ . These are then unzipped and placed in %localappdata%/Arduino15/packages/Digilent. That is all it does. I'm guessing Visual Micro just calls into Arduino to do this. In your case you say it tries to install the package into Arduino15/packages/Digilent/tools/xc32-tools/xc32-1.43/pic32mx/. I'm not sure why it would do this, but it probably has something to do with your Arduino installation. You might want to try cutting the esp8266 folder from Arduino15/packages/Digilent/tools/xc32-tools/xc32-1.43/pic32mx/ and pasting it into Arduino15/packages/ Otherwise, I would try reinstalling Arduino, or possibly trying another version of Arduino. Hope this helps! Tommy
  2. Hi Gaston, It looks like your CAN receiver doesn't have interrupts enabled. Try adding the following to the RX code, just above the readRegisters function in main() mcp25625_setRegister(MCP_CANINTE, 0x3);//Enable read buffer full interrupts mcp25625_setRegister(MCP_CANINTF, 0);//Clear interrupt flags Hope this helps! -Tommy
  3. Hi @victory460, James was correct, it is an issue in the source code for the SoftwareSerial library. The PIC32MZEFG100 does not have an SIDL bit in the CNCON register like the older chips. You can get around this by commenting out those lines in SoftwareSerial.cpp for now. I have added an ifndef line to fix this in the Digilent Core v1.0.4 which i just uploaded. Hope this helps! Tommy
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    Zybo Zynq Guitar effects

    Check out this project on Instructables. It's doing exactly what you're talking about.
  5. Hi Philip, Thanks for pointing that out. It must have slipped past when I was transferring files over OSes. The checksum and file have been updated and should work now. If you still get the CRC error, delete the old xc32-tools found in /users/[name]/Library/Arduino15/staging/packages and try again. Thanks, Tommy
  6. Hy,

    Sorry to bother you. I've seen that you've been working with  PmodOLEDRGB.

    I tried to make the tutorial "Getting the PmodOLEDrgb to work on Zybo" available on the instructables.com website to work for Zedboard. When I program the FPGA and run the application nothing gets displayed on the OLEDrgb Pmod.

     

    Are there any setup steps that need to be done?

    I have no error messages and no warnings.

     

    Best regards,Cris

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    "Cannot erase chip"

    Woah, I apologize for not getting back sooner. I thought I had responded to this a while ago! All you need to do to update the firmware is run the sketch https://reference.digilentinc.com/_media/chipkit_uc32/updbluc32.zip in MPIDE. This will update the firmware to be used in Arduino IDE WITHOUT the use of a PicKIT3 or another debugger. Open the sketch and program your board. When it is programmed, open the serial monitor and follow the instructions there to install the firmware update. Hope this helps!
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    AD2 logic analyzer mode

    Hi testweenie, I would love to see this feature as well, although I'm not sure if it will be possible with this release. I'll forward this to our engineers and see what they have to say.
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    AD2 logic analyzer mode

    Hah, my bad, deleted my first post. I'm not sure if it would make any difference, but you could try scoping it in Scope mode. There you can add a digital channel, but it will still sample at whatever frequency you have it set to sample at. You might try making a measurement script in the scope mode as well, although I've never tried it before. I would imagine that you can log the data every 8 clocks and save it to a file. You could also try logging the data in the logic analyzer with a high sample rate. You can find this in View>Logging. I would suggest simply slowing down the clock speed when debugging. Hope this helps!
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    Xilinx AXI_GPIO Bug Fix

    In Vivado versions 2015.X-2016.2 there is a bug in the AXI_GPIO Core when adding a board part to the GPIO2 interface on the AXI_GPIO IP block in Vivado IPI (block design). You may get the following error: [IP_Flow 19-3452] Invalid long/float value '16]' specified for parameter 'GPIO Width(C_GPIO2_WIDTH)' for BD Cell 'axi_gpio_0'. To fix this go into Vivado/2016.2/data/ip/xilinx/axi_gpio_v2_0/xgui/axigpio_v2_0.tcl and remove the extra ']' at the end of line 246. Hopefully Xilinx will fix this small typo in the 2016.3 release. Hope this helps!
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    genesys 2 board file missing oled support

    The onboard OLED has been added to the Genesys2 board files. It is treated like a Pmod and works with our PmodOLED IP core. Hope this helps!
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    Can the JTAG HS2 do Dual I/O SPI?

    I'm not entirely clear on what you mean. The JTAG-HS2 MOSI and MISO pins are designed as one directional pins, so trying to send a signal TO the TDI pin will not do anything. Same thing goes for trying to receive from TDO.
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    1080i hdmi input with zybo

    Hi Kilrah, This is a known issue with the tcl script formats that we are using. Fortunately in this case we can change one line in the block design script file to get it to work. Open ZYBO/Projects/hdmi_in/src/bd/system.tcl. On line 13, change 2015.4 to 2016.2 and save it. You should now be able to generate it in 2016.2 Hope this helps!
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    Genesys2 demo project

    Hi guys, I've updated the Genesys2 user demo to work with 2015.4. I don't have much say in how we are packaging the projects up, but I've told some higher ups. Thanks, Tommy
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    ARTY MicroBlaze Running at 100MHz

    From what I understand, I think the Spartan-6 series FPGAs included the memory interface, and you only neded to create a wrapper for it to work. The Artix-7 has more generic components which allows the FPGA to interface with many more types of memory if needed. This means Xilinx created a MIG to implement this in hardware. You can see all of the internal clocks the MIG uses in the Summary page if you double click the MIG block in your design. As for your second question, yes there will be a bit of latency in crossing the clock domains, but you are still getting almost exactly the same performance. You can find all of the nitty-gritty details in the 7-Series MIG User Guide, but I'm sure that you are getting the best performance possible as it is. Don't forget, you can also enable caching in the Microblaze! I hope this helps!