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hello all from Edmonton, Alberta

Iron

Can't download the audio stream, did somebody break something?

Thank you Warren, very informative sessions

DDR, DDR 2, visualisation design

500mgh, 1ghz, 2.5gh, 5ghz

Analog designs wirh FPGA

Thank you so much for all.

Iron

Thanks Warren for the nice week.

Iron

Thanks Warren, great week

Iron

Thanks Waren for a great week.

Blogger

Thanks. have a nice wekend.

Iron

@Alaskaman66:Power management and the analog motor control. I am working on a device that will control a hydronic system can motor to achieve a flow rate of 2 to 4 ft/sec, which is the optimum flow rate for a heating pressurized system.

Do you use ultra sonics to determine flow rates?

Iron

@Alasmaman66- Sorry for the misspost earlier: this should have gone to you not Rob.

Proprietary issues do crop up in some communications systems. Most often this is found in connectiong to line card 'busses' that connect cards in a chassis using 'custom' interfaces. This is getting less common as standards are now being used even for these line card to line card connections. Now that FPGAs have so much SerDes capability it gets even easier to have standard interfaces everywhere...

Iron

@jarabian- Power dissipation on the Tabula devices in't that much different than on others. The trick is making the context switch a low power activity. If it contributed too much to switching current you could run into power issues.

Iron

Here are the links to more resources:

Stretch S6 link here

Tabula link here

Achronix link here

Iron

In reading the comments it seems like DDR memory is fairly common along with Flash. Good to know these interfaces are being used. Any other interfaces you would like to see? 

Iron

i don't know sir rob, that's new to me...i'll go and search for that...thanks.

Rob-

Tool price ranges tend to start out fairly inexpensive- you can usually get evaluation version of the software. Some of the more targeted solutions (like those we saw today) can cost in the mutiple $1000 range, but can be well worth it if you can save a significant amount of design time or BOM cost by moving to an 'out of the box' device.

Iron

Rob- Proprietary issues do crop up in some communications systems. Most often this is found in connectiong to line card 'busses' that connect cards in a chassis using 'custom' interfaces. This is getting less common as standards are now being used even for these line card to line card connections. Now that FPGAs have so much SerDes capability it gets even easier to have standard interfaces everywhere...

Iron

Anybody attending the Design & Manufacturing show in Philly next week?

 

 

Blogger

Thanks for the excellent info.

What price range is this software tool (Slide 9) at?

Blogger

thanks sir warren for your supports, I will go through to that links...

Although standards exist for Sonnet, MPEG, etc., how often does one run into proprietary roadblocks in attempting to program the communication architecture?

Blogger

Thanks to Warren and Digi-Key for a great series!

Iron

Anyone have any questions on any of the topics we covered this week?

Iron

Thanks Warren and Rob for a Great week!

Iron

Alaskaman66- I can continue in the chat for as long as you need for another 30min or so...

Iron

Here are the links to more resources:

Stretch S6 link here

Tabula link here

Achronix link here 

Iron

thanks sir rob...I came late because of taking some physical fitness with my friends, just remembered that there's schedule when I came home...I know the lesson is very informative, Iwill repeat all those presentation of sir warren through archived...anyway, thanks sir warren for sharing us, a well-informative and great presentation...

thanks, of course, to digikey and design news for allowing this continuing education to us, it's a great pleasure....thanks sir rob for being with us in facilitating the job well done in week.

of course, happy weekend to all...goodnight!

Warren, are you available for questions after this class?

Thank you Warren, Rob, and Digi-Key.have a nice weekend!

Iron

Thank you Warren and Rob for this great presentation.

Iron

Re: Warren's question: What other topics would you like to see classes on?

More on FPGAs would be mostly appreciated!

Iron

Warren, thank you another week of great lectures.

Thank you Rob and Design News.  

And Digi-key for sponsoring

Iron

Thanks Warren and Digikey for nice sessions.

Iron

thanks a lot for putting this together.

Iron

Thanks Warren, Great set of sessions.  I would like to see some Video interfacing classes.

Iron

Thank you for an interesting topic

Iron

thanks everyone for attending...

Iron

Thank you Warren and Rob, lots of info to go through!

Iron

Thank you Warren and Rob.

Iron

Thank you Warren and Rob.

Iron

Learned a lot. Thank you, Warren and all.

Thank you Warren. Great week of classes.

Wow! Some new ideas that really makes me think about real-time hardware reconfigurability differently. Thanks so much!

Iron

Thank you Warren.  Joined late today, but this week has been very beneficial on getting up to speed with PLDs.

Iron

Thank you Warren and Rob

 

Iron

I found this series very informative. Thanks.

Iron

Warren, thank you for another great session

Iron

Thanks Warren - a very informative week of lectures.

 

Iron

Thank you Warren, Rob, and Digi-Key.

Gold

Warren's question:

What other topics would you like to see classes on?

Blogger

We're now on slide 25

Blogger

We're now on slide 23

Blogger

Hmmmm re: slide 21 -- hope the optimizer is  up to the task!

Iron

We're now on slide 22

Blogger

We're now on slide 21

Blogger

Looks like heat dissipation problems with Tabula, No?

 

We're now on slide 20

Blogger

We're now on side 19

Blogger

We're now on slide 18

Blogger

We're now on slide 17

Blogger

EEPROM mostly and some SDRAM

Iron

We're now on slide 16

Blogger

We're now on slide 15

Blogger

We're now on slide 14

Blogger

No external memory used.

Iron

Classic Video  processing and Frame Buffer analysis: line followin, face reco robotic guidance with real time visual input

Iron

No external memory

Iron

DDR on off the shelf board.  Not sure of the manufacturer.  

Iron

SPI: 8Mbps, ethernet 100Mbps, 250Kbps proprietary Wireless

Iron

We're now on slide 13

Blogger

SRAM and NOR Flash. no DDR at present although may use in the future.

Iron

Serial Flash and RAM, no DDR

Iron

Yes, DDR and DDR2 for Altera FPGA.

 

Iron

No external memory

Iron

Just using EEProm serial for now.

Iron

We're now on slide 12

Blogger

Thank you Waren for a week of good information about programmable devices.

Iron

not using external memory at this point

Iron

So far no DDR use. Just Flash

Iron

Warren's question:

Do you have external DDR memory in your designs? What type of memory is it?

Blogger

Although standards exist for Sonnet, MPEG, etc., how often does one run into proprietary roadblocks in attempting to program the communication architecture?

What price range is this software tool (Slide 9) at?

Iron

We're now on slide 11

Blogger

10/100 and gigabit ethernet

Iron

We're now on slide 10

Blogger

USB2, 10/100 enet

Iron

Greetings from Boston!

Iron

We're now on slide nine

Blogger

Greetings from Wheaton IL

Warren's question:

What is the highest frequency external interface you have on your type of design?

Blogger

We're now on slide eight

Blogger

We're now on slide seven

Blogger

We're now on slide six

Blogger

All the info is very useful, power management is my first goal

Iron

Power management and the analog motor control. I am working on a device that will control a hydronic system can motor to achieve a flow rate of 2 to 4 ft/sec, which is the optimum flow rate for a heating pressurized system.

We're now on slide five

Blogger

It looks like this session with the alternative devices.

Iron

power management was pretty useful for me

Iron

We're now on slide four

Blogger

Analog was more useful for me

Iron

Today's technology relative to PLCs

 

Iron

Good afternoon from sunny West Point, PA.

Iron

power management soc

Iron

We're now on slide three

Blogger

Warren's question:

What topic have you found most useful so far? Is there anything you think will be able to use directly in your next design?

Blogger

We're now on slide two

Blogger

We're now on slide one

Blogger

Yea! Made it today!

Iron

Good evening from Germany

Iron

Hi all - audio is live!

Hello everyone from mostly sunny Toronto, ON

Iron

Hello from Greensboro, NC

Iron

Good morning from Valdez.

Anybody attending the Design & Manufacturing show in Philly next week?

Blogger

Hello from Longmont, CO

Iron

Finally stopped raining in NJ

Blogger

Good Afternoon from Northern VA

Iron

Greeting from cloudy Edmonton, AB 

Iron

Greetings from eastern Massachusetts. Nice sunny 63F.

Iron

Aloha from Montana

Gold

hello from Mishawaka

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

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

Blogger

Good evening from Yemen

Iron

Good morning from Scottsdale, AZ

Iron

Hello from sunny SE lake Simcoe Ontario

Iron

Hello from Fort Worth, TX !!

Iron

Still sunny & almost 22 hrs of sunrise this week

near Fairbanks, Alaska.

Iron

I'm back! , Present & TGIF

I think I shall study this lecture thrice.

 

Iron

Helloe from Huntsville, Al. Great week, lots of great information and discussion.

Iron

Finally some sunshine in Vermont

Iron

It's a great day in Boise, Idaho.

 

Iron

Good Morning from Chihuahua Mexico

Iron

Hi Good morning from Vancouver.

Iron

Good morning from sunny and hot Panama City FL

Iron

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Blogger

Good morning from sunny but cold Buenos Aires

Iron

Good morning from Portland Oregon

Iron

Good morning from Albuquerque, NM

Blogger

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Blogger

Good morning from Mobile, AL

Looking forward to the whole week

Iron

Promo about white-water experience sounds like a wet ride.

Slides Good, see you all soon. Rod. R.

Iron


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