A on Q1. Hard worked at electronic design area last 5 years. Has previous experience near 30 years with electronics - occasionly designing electronic devices, repairing etc. Also has programming experience in Asm, C near 20 years.
Im trying to develop a FPGA for data aquisition from neural tissue in order to control robotics (Brain Machine Interface). I have 2 years of experience with National Instrumnets FPGA, but would like to ditch this approach and code with HDL. For my application I require lots of IO, real-time filtering and differential amplification, The final product needs to receive GUI input. I was wondering which of the two languages you would recommend to get started (VHDL or Verilog). Also i was wondering if you have contacts for collaboration for product development. The intended product is listed here (http://www.neurotek.ca/xavier-platform/).
?? Hi Warren, I'm wondering what the criterion are to choose one of these embedded micro FPGAs or to "roll one's own" with a lower cost standard FPGA and MCU? It would seem that the pricing of these parts (according to our favorite supplier!) is quite high. Regards, Simon
@phildani7- The HPS uses the ARM peripheral bus to access the FPGA and you can build a peripheral in the FPGA to connect to that bus. Most vendors have predesigned peripheral interfaces you can just drop into the FPGA. You can build a custom one too if they don;t have what you need.
@Plpang- You can program some FPGAs in C/C+ at a higher level than using HDLs. Check out the FPGA vendors tools flows to make sure they offer this capabilkity. It may not be part of their evaluation download toolset however.
@Arieswong- Andriod support is a good question. My guess is that that would be more of an ARM question than an FPGA question. Perhpas looking for an evaluation board or reference design for Andriod from the FPGA vendors would be a good start.
@Flux-Capacitor- I'd get an inexpensive evaluation board (maybe from a distributor like Digi-Key) and download the evaluation tools from any of the FPGA manufacturers. There are some good examples on All programmable Planet of first time FPGA users blogging about their experiences. That might be a good place to start.
In my application, the desired peripherals are UARTs, CAN, I2C, and Ethernet. A hardware FPU would be desirable, but not required. HDLC encoding/decoding would also be desirable. Error Dectection and Correction (EDAC) are required for RAM and Flash sotrage. Power and performance are more important than cost, but cost cannot be ignored.
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