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FPGA / CPLD Posts

“Knight Rider” CPLD Demo Project

This entry is a post to myself as to how I did this project. It’s of very limited value to anyone else unless you happen to WANT to drive a bunch of LEDs with a CPLD. My last “learning” project … Continue reading

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Implementing I2C Slave on an FPGA/CPLD

After pounding my brain with books and training, it is time to start a real FPGA/CPLD project. The project will involve a Teensy 3.1 sending commands to an Altera Max II CPLD to control connected devices (a lot of LEDs). … Continue reading

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My First Verilog FPGA Design Simulation

Today’s goal was to be able to figure out how to use modelSim enough to see some wave forms coming from a simple FPGA design. At this point, I’m not going to try to document exactly how to run ModelSim … Continue reading

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Chinese Altera Max II Development Boards and Hello World

I purchased several Altera Max II dev boards to further my education of FPGA/CPLD. I got these from Ebay. The first is an EPM240: and an EPM570: The seller I used was http://www.ebay.com/sch/polida2008/m.html?item=271037690097&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562 I paid roughly $15 each + $4 … Continue reading

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CPLD/FPGA Programming for an Arduino Kind of Guy

For the past month I have been learning to program FPGAs. I had been thinking about doing this for a while, but couldn’t figure out how to get started. As it turns out, it isn’t too hard to do, but … Continue reading

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