• Running Arch Linux on a Genesys ZU-5EV Board

    Arch Linux is a simple, versatile, and easily customizable GNU/Linux distribution that adheres to the principle of simplicity. And, Arch Linux can run on a Genesys ZU-5EV development board, and this project will show you how to implement the hardware…

  • Architectural difference between Spartan 6- Spartan 7 series FPGAs and considerations for migrating designs

    Introduction

    This is the first blog in the series of blog I am going to write about Spartan-7 as part of the 7 Ways to Leave Your Spartan-6 FPGA roadtest. In this blog we shall cover the need to migrate from Spartan-6 to Spartan-7, basic difference between…

  • Moving from Spartan-6 to Spartan-7: A high level review

    Xilinx’s Spartan family has been one of the most popular series of FPGAs from Xilinx. The combination of good capabilities at a lower cost and design complexity has meant that Spartan FPGAs have enjoyed a lot of popularity over the years and earned their…

  • Arty S7 50 ArtyBot Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) for Motor Speed Control

    In the previous blogs in this series for the "7 Ways to Leave Your Spartan-6" program we learned how to use the AMD-Xilinx Vivado and the AMD-Xilinx Vitis. We used Vivado for creating hardware designs for the Arty S7 board with a Hardware Design…

  • Mini Elevator Arty S7 #6 - Experimenting with Automatic Sliding Door

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  • Arty S7 50 Rapid Prototyping - Environmental Monitor

    For the 7 Ways to Leave Your Spartan-6 program I am writing a series of tutorials using theArty S7 50 . In the previous blogs I did two introductory tutorials to create a simple hardware-only project and another baremetal one on a MicroBlaze softprocessor…

  • Mini Elevator Arty S7 #4 - Programming with Vivado Design Suite

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  • Does anyone know some resources to improve the knowledge about Vivado, FPGA, AMD-Xilinx, Spartan-7, etc?

    I found these discussion forums: 

    Learning resources:

    YouTube Channels:

    If you know of any other resources, please share…

  • Main Differences Between the Spartan-6 and Spartan-7

    Introduction

    Switching between hardware devices doesn't just involve making improvements, or fixing bugs. in this case we are talking about changes in the architecture. This blog will help you to better understand how the new device works and how to take…

  • 7 Ways to Leave Your Spartan-6 (Getting Started with Xilinx Vivado)

    Getting started with digilent FPGA Board With Xilinx Vivado. Here I am explaining the steps to create a simple project Using FPGA And Xilinx Vivado Software. In this project, I am Using Cmod S7 Onboard LED And Buttons To show an example.

    Here I am Explaining…

  • Let's count. Arty S7 software based counter

    Sometimes the hardware module development could be more complex than expected. A way to solve it is using a General-Purpose Computing Architecture to solve some data transfers and processing by software. In this case, let's develop a 4-bit counter to…

  • Sipeed Lichee Tang Nano 4K Gowin FPGA - Board review.

    1. Introduction

      While browsing the Internet, I came across one interesting FPGA board. The board has a GW1NSR-LV4C FPGA chip from the Chinese company GoWin Semiconductor Corp, this company was founded in 2014. The headquarters and main development office…

  • Arty S7 50 rev. B IO Standard issues

    I'm using Vivado 2020.2 and I used the Digilent information to add its boards to Vivado. I implemented a small system but when I tried use the dip switches I got the following error.

    I checked the schematic and it shows dip_switches_4bits_tri_i[3…

  • FPGAs you can buy

    I know  a lot of you are busy with the Sparty 7 board so there may be a lack of bandwidth.

    Many parts are unobtainable now: Farnell list 541 Xilinx FPGAs of whcih two are in stock:

    These are nice enough parts but no good for playing with at home ! (and…

  • From 6 to 7 series. A comparative approach.

    This document is based on “Migrating Spartan-6 Designs to 7 Series & Beyond” document of Adam Taylor. There are a lot of interesting features in the new family and development tools. To describe these differences, I will use two cookies: A spartan 6-based…