Cyclone V GX Starter Kit – Introduction

  The Cyclone V GX Starter kit is an Evaluation Board (EVB) from Terasic based on Altera's Cyclone V GX FPGA. The Cyclone V Starter Kit development board includes hardware such as Arduino Header, on-board USB Blaster, audio and video capabilities and much more On further entries of the blog, I will be including several … Continue reading Cyclone V GX Starter Kit – Introduction

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Timers Block – Part Three

On the previous entries of this series we already commented about: How to code a single timer block, and How to create a block of timers In this third part of the series (as promised), we will show how to implement the timers block by using, not registers, but memory blocks. Memory blocks are an … Continue reading Timers Block – Part Three

BeMicro CV – HW & SW LED flasher

The second project for the BeMicro CV board will be a HW/SW LED flasher. From the LEDs present in the board, some will be flashed by HW, and others will be flashed by SW running on a NIOS processor. For an introduction about the Be Micro CV evaluation board, please refer to this post. What will … Continue reading BeMicro CV – HW & SW LED flasher

FPGA Design Flow Summary

Are you going to make an FPGA design? Are you asking yourself where to start, how to continue, and finish? These are the basic steps of an FPGA design flow: Design Requirements: A High Level Description of the desired functionality. Architecture Specification: In response to the Requirements, a High Level Design is produced. Normally this … Continue reading FPGA Design Flow Summary

BeMicro CV – HW LED flasher

The first in the projects for the BeMicro CV board will be a HW LED flasher. Although the design is very easy, it is a complete design including absolutely all the elements needed to achieve a reliable design with timing closure. For an introduction about the Be Micro CV evaluation board, please refer to this … Continue reading BeMicro CV – HW LED flasher

BeMicro CV – Introduction

The BeMicro CV is an Evaluation Board (EVB) based on Altera's Cyclone V FPGA. For a very low cost, this EVB offers the opportunity to evaluate and test our VHDL designs. On further entries of the blog, I will be including several projects based on this EVB. The BeMicro CV board features the following major … Continue reading BeMicro CV – Introduction

VHDL editors – Notepad++

A good VHDL editor is terribly important during all the phases of your design cycle. Both Altera Quartus and Modelsim simulator include their own VHDL editors. Both tools include syntax highlighting. In the case of Altera Quartus editor, there is a very useful feature which is the possibility of entering templates for commonly used code … Continue reading VHDL editors – Notepad++