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looks like it's going to be a really interesting week. Can't wait for days 2-5!

Iron

hello all from Edmonton, Alberta

Iron
Is CPLD kind of ASIC ? Mr.Warren can u also please explain which memory cells are faster to access , CPLD or FPGA??

Work in firmware development with a strong hardware focus on medical communication devices 

Iron

thanks, very excellent performance. GBU!

Iron

Thank you Warren for very good overview.

Mostly CPLD and FPGAs...

Some experience with CPLD and FPGA programming, Altera, Xilinx

HW EE, FPGA, CPLD, medical devices

Thanks again for having this on archive. This was a very good overview with a level appropriate for a 1/2 hour intro. Technically, the format worked very well for catching it on my iPad in a hotel room with very, very slow internet access. I have been using microcontrollers with analog chips for added functions. What is the trade off in price vs. volume vs. lead time to implement these vs. micros + discrete chips?
Iron

Better late than never....Thanks for making this available after hours.

 

Iron

thanks sir rob and colleagues...see you all tomorrow!

goodnight!

Thanks everyone for particiating. We'll see you all tomorrow.

Blogger

thanks also for a great presentation sir warren, see you tomorrow....GOD Bless!!!

Ok everyone, thanks for your questions. I'm sure you will have more tomorrow...

Iron

Thanks Warren, "see you" tomorrow.

Cheers,

 npitech

Iron

Thank you. I'll catch you tomorrow.

Iron

mehrdad -- and some of those dropped-in functions will require a license agreement

Iron

Any other questions I can answer?

Iron

mehrdad- you are right that many functions that you describe can be 'dropped in'. It used to be that the interfaces were all different and it took much time to connect them together. Today the tools do much of the detail connection for you and the busses are all the same. That being said, there are still details that need to be worked out and you need to differentiate your design somehow. It is much easier these days however...

Iron

Thanks again Warren and Rob.

Iron

anyway, see you all tomorrow for another event of this class with our dear sir warren, sir rob and colleagues in attending tonight lesson...

goodnight to all!!!

I understand these devices can just be dropped in!

Iron

that's the problem now with the certifications because you need to devote some hours and sacrifices in securing those...anyway, thanks for advice sir warren...

just reading all those blog in the chat room, hehehehe...

Thank you. I'm interested in constructing a device with a processor core, and special peripheral devices such as video processors, high-speed serial I/O, and flash-like memory. I would also like to see a discussion on the development tool-set that uses C/C+ . Thank you again.

Iron

Mehrdad,

I scrolled through and couldn't find your post. Could you send it again?

Blogger

RMRSS- Medical applications for FPGAs are growing but they can take along time to get into the market (lots of certification requirements). Solar seems like a good market to but may also require some certification (but probably not as many)...

Iron

IRON- Medical applications for FPGAs are growing but they can take along time to get into the market (lots of certification requirements). Solar seems like a good market to but may also require some certification (but probably not as many)...

Iron

ok, thanks sir warren...I know it now...I will try...

Mehrdad- just repeat your post and I will answer it right away...

Iron

David R.- The new devices with ARM CPUs (Like Xilinx Xynq or Microsemi SmartFusion2) can actually run some Operating Systems so they are very close to a PC in functionality...

Iron

Would you please address my last post?

Iron

ronaldgomeseria

 It is an introductory board for programming fpgas (Spartan), There are lessons and a support group; all at allprogrammableplanet.com

 

Iron

sherlock- System verilog is an alternative too. Very popular as well.

Iron

Now I use VHDL and I am going turn to Verilog.

Iron

Question for Warren:

Thanks for the presentation.  I am currently looking for work but I do both HW & SW and in the 40+ years I have worked in this field I have done everything from passive filter for SONAR  to classified satelites for imaging first programable device was a 2716 EPROM with UV eraser built from a Heathkit kit since have done VHDL, EEPROM, etc.  To your end though I am looking to possibly start my own company with an eye to SOLAR or medical aplications.

IRON

 

Blogger

ronaldgomeseria- Looks like when you purchase some products from Digi-Key they include Max's book. Check it out!

Iron

ok sir warren, thanks...

http://papilio.cc/ open source FPGA.  Digi-Key doesn't sell it though.

Iron

Ok, but how about systemverilog?

Iron

Ok, I have a question. We usually see development tools for microcontroller programming but I would like to know if FPGA is used to develop electronic like PCs for example, where CPU, memories, etc are connected separately.

 

Thanks and excuse my english.

Iron

Question for Warren:

Hi everyone and Warren.

My interesting is what kind of design language are you using? VHDL or Verilog?

IRON

 

Blogger

Sherlock- Verilog is the most popular programming language but some designs can use "C" as a definition language. It is growing in popularity..

Iron

I guess my last post was lost!

Iron

Thanks Warren for nice presentatiom.

Iron

looking forward to the tomorrow and the rest of the week.

Iron

IRON- Wireless is a very programmable technology. I will be blogging more on wireless on MicroController Cenrtral. Watch for that blog...

Iron

Thanks Warren...very interesting

Iron

you know attending archived whom sir warren is the lecturer finds interesting and helpful...

Question for Warren:

what is that npitech? how can I get those?

Blogger

Hi Warren,

Now most of people use Verilog?

Iron

Question to Warren:

I'd be interested to see a seminar on the various wireless modules that are available.  Some of them come with on board programmable MCU's while others have MCU's, but you can't change their firmware.  Some have A/D inputs and DAC outputs as well. 

IRON
 
Blogger

One of our top digital designers looked at my copy of Bebop to the Boolean Boogie and asked if he could read it when I was done.

I like it enough that I am reluctant to share it!

Iron

thanks sir warren for a great presentation and thank sir rob in facilitating this event...

I see that wireless is a topic of interest. I will try to address it on the last day...

Iron

Warren, thank you for today's presentation

Iron

Thanks Warren and Rob, Great first day info!

Iron

Thank you Warren.

 

Iron

Vielen dank, Warren und Rob.

Iron

Thank you Warren

Iron

what is that npitech? how can I get those?

Thanks Warren, Rob, digikey, et.tal.

Iron

Thanks Warren, Rob, ciao

Iron

npitech- glad you liked the book!

Iron

Thanks Warren & Rob, great overview and starting point for the week.

Iron

Excellent content, looking forward to the content.

Iron

Thank you Warren.

Iron

Thanks Warren, very good seminar.

Iron

Thanks a lot Warren.

Iron

Warren will now answer your questions in this chat window

Blogger

Thanks.  Good Introduction.

Iron

Thank you Warren!

Iron

Thank you Warren and Rob.

Gold

Thank you Warren.

Iron

I got a Papillio from allprogrammable planet and Digi-Key generously sent me the "Bebop..." book. Great book!

Iron

Great Introduction, looking forward to the rest of the week.

Iron

Wireless implementation within FPGA if at all possible.

Iron

I'd be interested to see a seminar on the various wireless modules that are available.  Some of them come with on board programmable MCU's while others have MCU's, but you can't change their firmware.  Some have A/D inputs and DAC outputs as well. 

LabVIEW and FPGA's - where do these fit in and do you find this a popular option

Iron

i think, on actual sir rob

We're now on slide 17

Blogger

very interesting, additional approaches on the subject matter...

Warren's question:

Any other devices you would like included in the class?

Blogger

Analog and Digital circuits, MC and FPGA.

Iron

We're now on slide 16

Blogger

that's quite hard, but interesting...

We're now on slide 15

Blogger

Now works on Altera FPGA. No experience on non-tradition device.

 

Iron

Only have used Xilinx CPLDs and FPGAs so far. 

Iron

We're now on slide 14

Blogger

PSoC, FPGAs and CPLDs

 

Iron

i'm not, but I do trained in that

I am using non-traditional ZedBoard Digilent combo dual micro/FPGA fabric.

Iron

Psoc: analog, digital, and CPU on one chip.

Iron

Have not used non-traditional programmable devices.

Iron

Primarily CPLD & FPGA, Some R&D tests with Cypress PSoC devices.

Iron

No experience with "non-traditional" devices.

Iron

SmartFusion 3 eval board

 

We're now on slide 13

Blogger

Analog computers!

 

Iron

FPGA's are very versitile now days.

Iron

Warren's question:

Have you used any 'non-traditional' programmable devices?

Blogger

We're now on slide 12

Blogger

Sorry I am late today.

Iron

We're now on slide 11

Blogger

Hi everyone and Warren.

My interesting is what kind of design language are you using? VHDL or Verilog?

Iron

We're now on slide 10

Blogger

Warrren,

Thanks for the presentation.  I am currently looking for work but I do both HW & SW and in the 40+ years I have worked in this field I have done everything from passive filter for SONAR  to classified satelites for imaging first programable device was a 2716 EPROM with UV eraser built from a Heathkit kit since have done VHDL, EEPROM, etc.  To your end though I am looking to possibly start my own company with an eye to SOLAR or medical aplications.

Iron

We're now on slide nine

Blogger

npitech, my favorite is gals.

Iron

I've done basic implementations of FPGAs

Iron

pals, gals, pla, fpga, asic, rom based

Iron

We're now on slide eight

Blogger

Some experience with Lattice and Actel FPGA, Some study of Xilinx Spartan6 FPGA. Now using Xilinx ZYNC.

Iron

take that Back I use Cypress PSoC

Iron

I do hw support for test equipment that includes cplds, fpgas and asics. Custom asics for wireless communication -- adc, dacs, FIR filters, etc

Iron

used a pal for glue logic decades ago, I think it was a Signetics part

Iron

My current work focus on embedded HW&SW included FPGA firmware.

Iron

Have used many smaller PLD's, Xilinx XC family, experimenting with Xilinx Spartan and Cypress PSOC

Iron

We exclusively utilize FPGAs in our designs

 

Iron

Xilinx Spartan-3E

 

Iron

Old PALs was the first, Altera devices later, ZedBoard...

Iron

cool runner 

eye surgery system

 

Iron

PLDs - glue logic, memory decoders, clock dividers

Iron

currently not using programmable logic devices, but have in the past.   Past use was as glue logic.

Iron

First intro also

 

Iron

Used PLCs.  Good to see in-depth treatment og PLDs, FPGAs etc.

 

Iron

CPLDs and FPGAs. Combinatorial logic replacement/glue logic and some state machine modeling.

PLCs,  device interface testing

Iron

no experience with PLDs

Iron

Haven't used before

Iron

this is my first intro

Iron

Warren's question:

What types of programmable logic devices have you used? What device was your first design targeting? 

Blogger

We're now on slide seven

Blogger

Trying to develop video/image processing using FPGA with microprocessor and parallel processing accelerators. Especially interested in Xlinx Zync with Xillybus FIFO interface

Iron

Hw and SW electronic security

Iron

Hardware/Embedded MCU's, FPGAs, CPLDs.  Particularly interested in wireless modules right now.  Hardware is mixed 60% digital, 40% analog.  Application is Medical devices.

I do embedded software engineering. Partner provides hardware design.

Iron

Hardware and Software

Iron

Mostly HW, some SW

Iron

both hw & sw electronic musical instruments

Iron

Software / Hardware / Embedded / Programmable logic

Iron

I do software and hardware development. 

Iron

Hardware & software. Custom A/D module. Custom I/O on custom processor module.

 

Hardware and software.  Software used for specific hardware. Consumer devices.

Iron

Currently do mixed signal (digital/analog) designs - both hardware and software aspects

Iron

Both Hardware and firmware development, along with program/project management.  Currently working in HVAC control systems.  Security and life safety systems in the past.

Iron

Embedded Design, both HW/SW, Industrial Controls.

Iron

Both hw and sw in engine control application right now

Iron

Both hardware and software.  Embedded applications mostly subassemblies of much larger pieces of eqipment.

 

Iron

both HW / SW - energy mgmt:  networked thermostats

 

Iron

Hardware/Software support on most PLCs

Iron

both hardware and software.  Embedded device with biometric scanning capabilities.

Iron

Mostly software with some hardware for Industrial Controls.

Iron

We're now on slide five

Blogger

Both hardware and software for medical and data acq. applications.

hardware and software microprocessor design;   have never used FPGAs

Iron

hardware engineer

 

Iron

Data aquisition and process control logic, hardware and software.

Focused on software and hardware.

Both, wireless access control systems

Iron

Warren's question:

What types of designs do you work on- Hardware or Software or both? What application area?

Blogger

Hardware with embedded control software.

 

Iron

consumer/medical electronics

FW, SW, HW

 

Iron

How do I connect my audio

 

Iron

We're now on slide four

Blogger

We're now on slide three

Blogger

Yes, the program started a couple minutes ago.

Blogger

If your audio isn't working try refreshing your browser

Blogger

We're now on slide two

Blogger

has lecture started?

Iron

Hello from Delray Beach FL

 

Iron

Audio is loud and clear

Iron

Hello all - audio is live!

Hello from Albuquerque.

Iron

Good Morning from Valdez

good evening sir warren and colleagues...here we are again...

Hello from Northern Virginia!

Iron

greetings from Wheaton IL

goodafternoon from Mass.

 

Iron

Hello from Greensboro, NC

 

Iron

Greetings from eastern Massachusetts. Drizzly 66F.

Iron

Aloha from Montana

Gold

hello from western NY where the arc is being requested.  More rain comming!

Iron

Greetings from Raleigh NC

Iron

-Be sure to click 'Today's Slide Deck' under Special Educational Materials above right to download the PowerPoint for today's session.

Blogger

Good Afternoon from cloudy Boston!

Iron

Good afternoon from a hot/humid Austin, TX...

Iron

Good day from Buenos Aires, Argentina

Iron

Greetings from Ashland Oregon, beautiful day!

Iron

Good morning from San Diego CA

Iron

Morning!

North Pole, AK (Near Fairbanks)

21hrs 30 mins Daylight!

Iron

Good overview slide deck for folks w/out the tech background in this area.

Hi from Panama City FL

Iron

Hi everyone. Beautiful bright morning here in WA state...

Iron

Hello from rainy Binghamton, NY

Iron

Good afternoon from Toronto.

Iron

Good morning from Scottsdale, AZ

Iron

Good morning from Mobile, AL

Good afternoon from NY.

Iron

Howdy from Vermont, 68 degF and light clouds

Iron

Good Morning from Wichita KS

 

Iron

Hello from Chihuahua Mexico

 

Iron

Hello from Michigan

Iron

Hello from Chicago

Iron

First download the slide deck.

Iron

Hellow everyone, good morning.

Iron

-The streaming audio player will appear on this web page when the show starts at 2pm eastern today. Note however that some companies block live audio streams. If when the show starts you don't hear any audio, try refreshing your browser.

Blogger

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Blogger

Good morning from Albuquerque

Blogger

Good morning from Portland Oregon

Iron

Looks like another great seminar

Iron

Good Morning, everyone.

Iron

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Blogger

Check the CEC banner above...

Oh, yeah, I see that now.  I guess I'll sign off.

Gold

OOps!. Looks like the class was pushed to Jume 10th.

I don't see the audio bar yet.  Anybody have it?

Gold

I've always been interested by ASIC's. There's a reason designers use them rather than programmable micro controllers. I think one trades flexibility for speed..

Only three of us? Is anyone else there?

Gold

Morning from beautiful but wet Valdez

Aloha from Montana

Gold


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