29-08-07

Soon Actel FPGA's for the mass!!!

Today I have read the following article: http://www.pldesignline.com/201802670?cid=RSSfeed_program...

This looks like a nice module; especially for solution providers that don't make their own boards. This board is also a nice tool to use in the education sector like in the Universities. 

 

I am convinced that for learning purposes of FPGA programming it is better to start with the design flow for ACTEL fpga's. Every step you make is clear in their Libero IDE toolchain.

 

I hope that the price will soon fall down of that module so that their is an change to create a more community of ACTEL FPGA Developers.

 

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20-08-07

Install Linux on H3650 IPAQ

Today I am trying to install familiar linux on my IPAQ H3850 to have a handheld computer to write some regular software on to communicate with some of my ACTEL FPGA boards. More information will follow.

 

More information on: http://www.handhelds.org

 

 

 

 

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16-08-07

CoreABC - Binary Counter

Another example of the binary counter implemented as a SoC on an ACTEL ProASIC3 FPGA by use of the CoreABC and CoreGPIO softcore microprocessor.

 Enjoy this educational example.

// http://mobile.skynetblogs.be

// Vincent Claes 

LOAD 1
$Main
APBWRT ACC 0 0
CALL $Wait500ms
ADD 1
APBWRT ACC 0 0
CALL $Wait500ms
JUMP $Main

$Wait500ms
    CALL $Wait100ms
$Wait400ms
    CALL $Wait100ms
$Wait300ms
    CALL $Wait100ms
$Wait200ms
    CALL $Wait100ms
$Wait100ms
    CALL $Wait20ms
$Wait80ms
    CALL $Wait40ms
$Wait40ms
    CALL $Wait20ms
$Wait20ms
    CALL $Wait10ms
$Wait10ms
    NOP
    LOADLOOP 34998
$Wait10msInner
    DECLOOP
    JUMP IFNOT LOOPZ $Wait10msInner
    RETURN

 

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15-08-07

Another Example for CoreABC Programming on the ACTEL FPGA

Here is the code; I don't have many time at this moment so there is no information included :-) If you need some just reply to this post and I will explain the code.

 This program shows you a running led (only one time) everytime you enable the processor


$LedOff    IOWRT ACC
    CALL $Wait500ms
$LedOn    SHL0
    CALL $Wait500ms
    JUMP $LedOff

$Wait500ms
    CALL $Wait100ms
$Wait400ms
    CALL $Wait100ms
$Wait300ms
    CALL $Wait100ms
$Wait200ms
    CALL $Wait100ms
$Wait100ms
    CALL $Wait20ms
$Wait80ms
    CALL $Wait40ms
$Wait40ms
    CALL $Wait20ms
$Wait20ms
    CALL $Wait10ms
$Wait10ms
    NOP
    LOADLOOP 34998
$Wait10msInner
    DECLOOP
    JUMP IFNOT LOOPZ $Wait10msInner
    RETURN

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02-08-07

Key Role for SDR In Emerging Broadband Wireless Access Market

According to a new marketstudy of SDRForum (which you can download from the following website:

http://www.sdrforum.org/uploads/SDRF-MarketStudy-Task3-BW... ) SDR is going to play a key role in the future of broadband wireless communication.

 

Links:

 

http://www.sdrforum.org/uploads/SDRF-MarketStudy-Task3-BW...

 

http://www.wirelessdesignonline.com/content/news/article....

 

 

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01-08-07

Re-installing my laptop

At this time I am reinstalling my laptop with a dual boot system. I will install Windows XP and Ubuntu 7.04 on this laptop to get the machine working for me.

 

I have found information for the installation procedure on this website:

http://www.howtoforge.com/dual_boot_windows_xp_vista_ubun...

 

 

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