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Xilinx PlanAhead/XPS annoyances

So I know Xilinx wants everybody to move on to Vivado now, but being wary of new software, I am still using PlanAhead. One very annoying thing about the whole IP core business is figuring out how to roll your … Continue reading

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MicroZed & Linaro: odds and ends

It’s been a bit quiet here because I screwed up my board and MicroZed. The PS still works but I seem to have blown out parts of the FPGA and maybe the digital side of one ADC. How did this … Continue reading

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Zedboard: UG873 chapter 6

I skipped a few chapters of UG873 since chapter 6 looked more interesting. The main difference between the Zedboard and the ZC702 for this chapter is the RAM: only 512 MB on the Zedboard versus 1 GB on the ZC702. … Continue reading

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Guitar Kit; Mixing Shellac

(Nothing to do with electronics or software…) I picked up a guitar kit from eBay as a summer project, a “spalted maple top” Les Paul-style. In contrast to the Saga kits that have been available for many years, this new … Continue reading

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Notes on installing Meep

Recently I got it into my head that FDTD modeling might be useful for a problem I’m working on. I thought about writing my own but quickly dismissed that idea, instead identifying Meep as the most promising program to try … Continue reading

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