Thursday, December 23, 2010

Annnnnnnd we're back!

Well the lab is finally setup and fully operational. With the big bench in place I now have a dedicated station for the PP project. I plan on returning to this project this week
Very excited to make some forward progress...

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Monday, June 14, 2010

For $10???

Picked this up on Craigslist for a mere $10 the other day.

The cables alone are worth $100 combined not to mention the FPGA board itself.
If figure it'll use this to get familiar with the Xilinx toolset before I jump onto the mother of all dev boards. ;)

Monday, June 7, 2010

Mystery Solved

Shortly after posting this video I was contacted by a development team in China from work that developed this devkit back in 2006.
(Many thanks to Hai Ju!!!!)

It's purpose was to provide a system for Multimedia SoC prototyping and verification. The documentation and specs on this thing have been flowing in. :)
This thing is insanely powerful!

Interestingly enough, their team now works closely with my team on high speed link development (PCI Express, Gigabit Ethernet, etc) yet we never knew of the connection.
Small world!!!

Stay tuned for updates on this. As a first step I'd like to get MikeJ's pacman implementation coded up on this thing.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Mystery Devboard?

Could I use this for PPClone prototyping and development?

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Lab Status

Finishing up the drywall in the lab as we speak. Hope to be in sometime this summer.
Crummy health issues and a busted minivan are inhibiting my progress.