Category Archives: linux

SDR: RTL2832L

Now for something a little different. A couple years ago I heard about the USB-DVB dongles that you could use for software radio, so I picked one up. Of course it sat around in a box until a few weeks … Continue reading

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MicroZed: SPI

I did two arguably dumb things that kept my SPI experience from being smooth sailing. The first was putting in a 3-8 decoder on the slave select lines and assuming there was driver support for it. The second was not … Continue reading

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MicroZed: I2C through the EMIO

Sometimes it feels like this project goes really slowly. I guess it’s because I’m juggling a number of things and don’t always have the time to do a deep dive into Zynq stuff. Anyway, the next goal is some low-hanging … Continue reading

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MicroZed: UIO notes, kernel modules

UIO notes I tried following part 2 of Jan Gray’s guide, but ran into some snags. Looking at the history of the ADI/Xilinx kernel repo, it seems that there were some major changes in the UIO code over the summer. … Continue reading

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MicroZed: First Impressions

I finally got my MicroZed (in Avnet leadtime, apparently 1 week means 4 weeks) so I gave it a spin. I was pleased to see that the package included a retail-packaged 4GB Kingston microSD card, and a very nice Monoprice … Continue reading

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Zedboard: Linaro ALIP

After successfully booting Linaro Ubuntu on the Zedboard, I wanted to move to something more ‘headless’. The ALIP (ARM Linux Internet Platform) seemed to fit the bill, as it drops a lot of stuff but still includes X, so I … Continue reading

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Zedboard: Linaro + ADV7511 demo

I’m pursuing a few different directions with the Zedboard, one of which you might think of as the from-scratch Linaro (Ubuntu) Linux option. This post outlines the build process in case anyone finds it useful. I used two main sources … Continue reading

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