Zynq Part 2: The Adventure Starts

March 11, 2014 I can’t overemphasize how much work the tools are doing on our behalf I’ve been excited to play with the new Zedboard I mentioned last week. It’s a very capable board with a Xilinx Zynq 7000 device at the center of it. I said device, because the Zynq chip isn’t just a CPU nor is it just …

More Maps For All With Google Maps Embed API

The new Google Maps Embed API has been released into the wild. This is intended to make it easier for web-centric developers to place and embed Google Maps into web pages as they are in the process of designing them. Developers might consider this option as a means of giving users (or you may prefer the term “customers” if it …

The Kitchen Zynq

March 18, 2014 When you are ready, you can ask Vivado to export your project to the Xilinx SDK For the last few weeks I’ve been working with the Zedboard a development board that sports a Xilinx Zynq…well… it doesn’t seem fair to call it a CPU. As I mentioned before, it is a dual ARM CPU integrated with FPGA …

Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC Mini-Module Plus System-on-Module

In January 2014, Avnet announced Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC Mini-ITX board featuring Xilinx Zynq-7045 or Zynq-7100 ARM + FPGA SoC,  and more recently, the company has launched  “Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC Mini-Module Plus” systems-on-module (SoM) based on the same platforms, as well as a corresponding development kit including a baseboard and a power module. The SoM and development …

On the Bench

March 24, 2014 You can use the very cool cloud-based system provided by EDA Playground I enjoy creating FPGA designs, mostly in Verilog. What I don’t enjoy is writing repetitive test benches for the little subcomponents that I use in a larger design. If you haven’t done much FPGA development, a test bench is just a program that exercises your …