Description Learn how to program an FPGA in just 3 hours!

This crash course will make LED blink in all kind of interesting ways.

Website(s) http://pshdl.org/101
Type Workshop
Keyword(s) hardware
Person organizing 4rOs1s
Language en - English
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Subtitle Blink, Blink
Starts at 2013/12/29 09:00:00 PM
Ends at 2013/12/29 11:59:00 PM
Duration 179 minutes
Location Hall F

This workshop will give you a rough overview on what can be done with an FPGA, how to program it in PSHDL and how to do blinking lights in many variations ;)

Thanks to PSHDL you don't necessarily need to install the 20gb of Xilinx awfulness, but can simply blink your LED in the online simulator. But having a blinking board is more fun nonetheless.

I will bring 19 Spartan µBoards with some IO Expanders. You can use those for the time of the workshop, if you provide me with some identification. Those boards have to be returned, you can not buy them during the workshop. You can get some information about that board here: http://www.xilinx.com/products/boards-and-kits/AES-S6MB-LX9.htm To not waste too much time on installation, it is a good idea to install the Xilinx ISE stuff with a web pack license.

Also while it might sound tempting to run Xilinx on your Linux machines, my colleagues have problems doing so. Especially programming the µBoard is known to cause problems. Try Virtualbox instead

Of course you can bring along your own board. I think the workshop is worthwhile even without blinking an LED on your own :)