Re: Digest Number 549

Started by Lionel Bouvier in FPGA-CPU14 years ago

Hi Ben, If it is for education purpose I advise you to use a board based on a Xilinx FPGA. With Xilinx you can have full...

Hi Ben, If it is for education purpose I advise you to use a board based on a Xilinx FPGA. With Xilinx you can have full control of your design implementation in terms of used primitives. Regards, Lionel ___________________ -----


S3e starter kit

Started by Alex Gibson in FPGA-CPU13 years ago 11 replies

Quarter 3 2005 http://www.xilinx.com/products/spa rtan3e/s3eboards.htm US$149 Also webpack 7.1 comming soon supposedly...

Quarter 3 2005 http://www.xilinx.com/products/spa rtan3e/s3eboards.htm US$149 Also webpack 7.1 comming soon supposedly including the linux version. S3e chip details


xilinx software on Linux ???

Started by smxcu in FPGA-CPU12 years ago

Hi Everyone, Does anyone have any tips on getting the Linux port of the Xilinx software to run on SuSE 9.3 ? Regards Sergio Masci...

Hi Everyone, Does anyone have any tips on getting the Linux port of the Xilinx software to run on SuSE 9.3 ? Regards Sergio Masci


Xilinx Multimedia Board pushbutton problems

Started by Nat Chan in FPGA-CPU13 years ago 1 reply

Hi, I'm in a course where we are using the Xilinx Multimedia board for a project with EDK 6.1. I am trying to use the...

Hi, I'm in a course where we are using the Xilinx Multimedia board for a project with EDK 6.1. I am trying to use the pushbuttons on the board for user input, but the data does not seem to get recorded. According to the user's guide: "Any


Xilinx vs Altera / Microblaze vs Nios???

Started by Mats Brorsson in FPGA-CPU13 years ago 14 replies

We are in the process of selecting an FPGA board for a series of laborations in courses ranging from computer engineering,...

We are in the process of selecting an FPGA board for a series of laborations in courses ranging from computer engineering, embedded software development to VHDL design, SoC architectures and operating systems. We are trying to evaluate Xilinx vs Altera boards


Re: FPGA routing - was - Re: POP-11 (PDP-11/40 in an FPGA)

Started by woodelf in FPGA-CPU10 years ago 3 replies

Austin Franklin wrote: > I'm not sure how long it's been since you've done any FPGA work, but though > that was true up through the 3k and...

Austin Franklin wrote: > I'm not sure how long it's been since you've done any FPGA work, but though > that was true up through the 3k and less true with the 4k series of Xilinx > parts, the later serieses have far more routing resources, and routing is > typically not an issue, especially for complex designs. Why does everybody assume Xilinx is the *only* brand of FPGA's. I used Altera


simulation libraries

Started by Rob Finch in FPGA-CPU13 years ago 2 replies

I'm trying to simulate a design and I need the Xilinx block ram instances and CLKDLL to simulate. But they aren't included in ...

I'm trying to simulate a design and I need the Xilinx block ram instances and CLKDLL to simulate. But they aren't included in ModelSim by default. I tried to add the libraries from the Xilinx directory, but the OK button in the ModelSim add library dialog is greyed out. Do


ROM Implementation

Started by Bill Keenan in FPGA-CPU16 years ago 2 replies

Hi folks, I am a student designing an 8 bit cpu in an XCS10. I am using Visual HDL 6.7 and Xilinx ISE. Can someone tell me what...

Hi folks, I am a student designing an 8 bit cpu in an XCS10. I am using Visual HDL 6.7 and Xilinx ISE. Can someone tell me what is the method to link my cpu design to an internal ROM. By internal I mean a ROM made inside the Xilinx chip. I can use coregen to create the componen


Using Block RAM in Xilinx Spartan2

Started by John Kent in FPGA-CPU14 years ago 5 replies

Hi, I've been trying to use Block RAM in some CPU cores I'm designing, using the Xilinx Spartan 2. The CPU designs work fine...

Hi, I've been trying to use Block RAM in some CPU cores I'm designing, using the Xilinx Spartan 2. The CPU designs work fine when I implement the ROM using slices as LUTs, but stops working as soon as I include B4RAM modules. I'd like to use initialised block RAM


Microblaze In FPGA Virtex4 ML401?

Started by mora...@yahoo.com in FPGA-CPU10 years ago 13 replies

Good morning I have a project where I need to embed microcontroller in a Xilinx ML401.This project consist a GSM which connect to a...

Good morning I have a project where I need to embed microcontroller in a Xilinx ML401.This project consist a GSM which connect to a microcontroller(ATMEGA8535) and the microcontroller is eventually connected to Xilinx Virtex4 (ML401).It is actually road traffic light implementation for Emergency Vehicle Preemption System. My friend told me that I could do this by implementing a Microbl...


BRAM speed [was: Multi-context processor]

Started by Tommy Thorn in FPGA-CPU11 years ago

I just started playing with Xilinx Spartan 3E (speed grade -4) and I was appalled to find that even with extreme care can I only run the BRAMs at...

I just started playing with Xilinx Spartan 3E (speed grade -4) and I was appalled to find that even with extreme care can I only run the BRAMs at 170 MHz. Anything realistic and the speed drops much further. This is compared to my age-old Altera Cyclone which happily ran north of 200 MHz. You'd need X and A's performance parts (Virtex/Stratix) to get anywhere near 300 MHz. Xilinx Virtex 5 claim...


Inquiry about FPGA and PowerPC codesign

Started by in FPGA-CPU10 years ago

Hi all I am working on Xilinx ML310, with VirtexII pro fpga on it. Now I am trying to make the FPGA and PowerPC cores(embedded in VirtexII...

Hi all I am working on Xilinx ML310, with VirtexII pro fpga on it. Now I am trying to make the FPGA and PowerPC cores(embedded in VirtexII Pro) co-work. For example, build a filter in verilog HDL in FPGA, and set up PPC to do some control work and other data processing. After following the manual from xilinx (EDK 7.1 PowerPC Tutorial in Virtex-4) and download the bit to FPGA, I got nothi...


format of the Xilinx bit file

Started by stuckatone in FPGA-CPU16 years ago 4 replies

I searching for any info on how to decode the "raw data" in the bit file which is created from the Xilinx Foundation software...

I searching for any info on how to decode the "raw data" in the bit file which is created from the Xilinx Foundation software package. I have successfully found info on the header fields but I can't find anything on the "raw data" section which is used to progr


Apple-I Software compatible system on Spartan3 starter kit

Started by N S in FPGA-CPU9 years ago

Hi, all. I build an Apple-I clone on the Spartran3 starter kit, and placed it on my web site. http://www.ip-arch.jp/indexe.html The all...

Hi, all. I build an Apple-I clone on the Spartran3 starter kit, and placed it on my web site. http://www.ip-arch.jp/indexe.html The all logics are written with SFL, but you can convert to verilog with my tool (sfl2vl) on the above site. The archive includes logic files under SFL folder Xilinx UCF and BMM and MEM files and BIT file under Xilinx folder and readme.txt (attached bel...


Re: why FPGA?

Started by Jeff Brower in FPGA-CPU13 years ago 25 replies

Rick- http://www.xilinx.com/xlnx/xil_ ans_display.jsp?getPagePath=19146&BV_SessionID=@@@@1510964590.1105408727@@@@&BV_Engine

Rick- http://www.xilinx.com/xlnx/xil_ ans_display.jsp?getPagePath=19146&BV_SessionID=@@@@1510964590.1105408727@@@@&BV_Engine


Need Synthesizer

Started by Rob Finch in FPGA-CPU14 years ago 1 reply

I have a reasonably complex design that the Xilinx Webpack XST synthesizer hits a 2GB memory limit on then quits. Is there another ...

I have a reasonably complex design that the Xilinx Webpack XST synthesizer hits a 2GB memory limit on then quits. Is there another freeely available synthesizer I could use ? Rob


FreeBSD tools ?

Started by Kathy Quinlan in FPGA-CPU13 years ago 1 reply

Hi All, Once again after M$ Windows XP destroyed its self, I am again thinking of going back to FreeBSD. I have my AVR...

Hi All, Once again after M$ Windows XP destroyed its self, I am again thinking of going back to FreeBSD. I have my AVR stuff and I can buy a reasonable CAD package, but I have no idea about FPGA tools. I will be mainly using the Xilinx Spartan 3 Re


prob

Started by sli_raj in FPGA-CPU14 years ago

hello friends i am facing a problem when i do work on my "xilinx foundation series software 2.1i version" and that is when i try...

hello friends i am facing a problem when i do work on my "xilinx foundation series software 2.1i version" and that is when i try to check the syntex of my vhdl program it gives me the message that the license failed. how i can solve this. this is creating a great pr


Cheap Tuition

Started by rtstofer in FPGA-CPU13 years ago 3 replies

Not really an FPGA-CPU related post but this might be worth checking out. Xilinx has a CPLD development board (XC2-XL) for $50...

Not really an FPGA-CPU related post but this might be worth checking out. Xilinx has a CPLD development board (XC2-XL) for $50 that has the XC9500XL and CoolRunner II (256 macrocell) CPLDs plus prototyping area. Given the included access to a bunch of reference


WebPack 5.1 direct kink

Started by Ed Corter in FPGA-CPU15 years ago 5 replies

I have recently noticed that Xilinx has changed the WebPACK download page: it now requires USER \ PWD login. I am not sure if...

I have recently noticed that Xilinx has changed the WebPACK download page: it now requires USER \ PWD login. I am not sure if you need to be a paying customer to get an account ? Just in case ! Once found, the files can be directly downloaded without logging in. Belo