Posted on August 7th, 2011 17 comments
Dave recently implemented an Actel Ignoo Nano and Xilinx Spartan 3 FPGA into a design, so decided to share some rather random notes on how to implement the FPGA’s in this scenario.
From datasheet specs, traps for young players, global clocks, FPGA fabrics, core power supplies and decoupling, getting the schematic basics, JTAG and flash PROM interfaces and finally PCB fanout and routing of a tiny 0.4mm pitch BGA package.
Posted on February 17th, 2011 18 comments
What’s inside the Agilent 2000/3000 Infiniivision X Series LAN/VGA module?
What do you get for your $400?
Posted on May 11th, 2010 59 comments
Dave is sick of getting emails asking if the cheap toy DSO’s and FPGA/PIC/AVR oscilloscope kits are worth buying.
Guess his response… answers by telepathy please.
Posted on January 31st, 2010 23 comments
Look, up in the sky, is it a hardware fault?, is it a software fault?, no, it’s a bloody FPGA
Posted on April 16th, 2009 11 comments
Dodgy low power calculator design, Annoying FPGA’s, LCD’s, & Mr Bean