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I do not have any experience year Electronic design.

Experience with PLC -Seimen and Allen Bradley

No Experience with Evaluation Boards

I have a  Diligent Spartan 3, Xilinx Spartan FPGA,

Iron

Hi Warren, I am just a beginner for PLC design no idea for evaluation board, hope this seminar will help me to understand this one.

Yes, Experienced with Xilinx, Altera Dev Kits.

No current design with FPGAs

Please provide me with the link for the hardware required. Thanks in advance!

 

Iron

Looking forward to tomorrow.

Farnell have some Pico Eval boards still

Iron

I've got eval boards for STM32{F,M}, Cypress PSoc3 and PSoc5, an Atmel board, a collection of Renesas boards..  It's like the Wild West with every manufacturer (cowboy) coming out shooting. 39 cents for a 100 pin system on chip?  Will there be any sand left on the planet?

Warren, thanks for the excellent introduction presentation.

Iron

Yes, but it was useless

Iron

I have used Atmel MCU eval boards in the past

Iron

I guess this is the right link: http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/LCMXO2-1200ZE-P1-EVN/220-2619-ND/2781071

Iron

I am working on video and networking applications.

Iron

See all tomorrow -- hope the board makes it too!

Iron

@All- CU all tomorrow.

Iron

Very Popular this Class --lots of exchange of messages !!! THANKS MR WARREN

Iron

DaveWR: Thank you.. I have the link for the kit.  Appreciated.

The docs clearly state that the eval board is programmed by default to go into Low-Power-Mode after a short period of inactivity, and that pressing the Button will wake it back up. Press the Button then enter 'M' in HyperTerm to see the menu (again).

Iron

Many thanks Warren and Ann for your attention. Until tomorrow. Bye!

@Mark: Look for my name -- I have Mouser Link at Bottom. Warren Put up DigiKey link immediately after.

95 at Mouser

Iron

Can someone put up a link to the DigiKey site for the Pico board?  I'd like to see if one is available. Or at least post the full part number.  

 

Energy harvesting and digitally controlled analog audio

Iron

Hi everybody from HB Bremen

Iron

@opamp-  yes  sounds like that is confirmed behavour

Iron

@All- great questions everyone. Did I miss any?

Iron

It only works for me if I go through PPT and click on the idividual "Open Hyperlink" by right clicking with 2003 version

Iron

@lbrooks - Thanks!  sounds like a normal behavour!

 

Iron

Thanks Warren et al

Iron

karstdiver: I noticed the same problem. If I keep querying the board, it continues to respond. But if I let it sit idle for a while (not sure how long it takes), it no longer responds and I have to press the button again to reset the board.

Iron

and if i could ever get it to rebuild in Diamond I might be able to see if that behaviour is a feature or a bug

Iron

@karstdiver - mine does but comes back if I press and hold the button again

Iron

For me  after some short period of inactivity the Environment Scanner demo stops  and needs a push button to restart

 

Iron

@Warren -- Thanks -- looking forward to rest -- should have board tomorrow or Wed.

PowerPoint F5 works for me for viewing/Presentation mode.

Iron

I am designing for industrial and agricultural industries.

Iron

Does the board stop taking input after a while?

 

Iron

@Alven: You can right click the text which gives you menu where you can open the hyperlink. Or, to go to presentation mode hit "F5" (you may need to enable editing first).

 

Iron

OK got it working with TeraTerm. Pushing the onboard button was the key :)

Iron

In powerpoint you may have to click the message asking if you want to trust the PowerPoint slides, which then enables the content.

Iron

@DaveWR- Yep, Mico8 is implemented in FPGA fabric. It is a very efficient implementation.

Iron

@Alven - click on View in menu bar and then choose Reading View from group on left. (I have PP 2010)

Iron

@All- to change to view mode in PPT click on the screen Icon in the lewer left corner...

Iron

40 years! mainly analog design. The software world speks an alien language.

Iron

@Warren: ?? I assume that Mico8 is a "SOft Processor"?

Iron

thank you warren, ann, digikey and ieee.....

@Fred45: I will cover USB interfaces on Friday. I think the 1200ZE has enough room. I will check for Friday.

Iron

How do I change the PPT slides into view mode and activate the hyperlinks?

Iron

@All- Thanx for helping each other! Makes a big difference.

Iron

115200  8 none 1 and no flow control   i recall

Iron

Can a USB controller be implemented with the Lattice 1200ze?

 

Iron

Good lecture. Looking forward to tomorrow. Bye

 

Iron

also- check the serial port settings  baud and such

 

Iron

@All- the url given below for the drivers is missing the .zip on the end. make that edit and it works.

Iron

I'm getting a virus warning from AVG when I do the download.

Iron

Hit the on board push button  and push 'm'

 

Iron

@lbrooks: I am using TeraTerm successfully. After you are hooked up and the serial settings are set, try pressing the button on the Pico board to reset it, and then type "m" on the PC.

Iron

I am a newcomer to electronics design, a couple of years.

Iron

@Erich: I have an exact link up -- search for my name.

Iron

??? I have TeraTerm loaded and supposedly correct drivers but no response from Pico board

Anyone try to rebuild the "Environment Scanner" project?

 

Iron

@All- Putty seems to be the solution!

Iron

@lbrooks

I use terraTerm all the time

 

Iron

?I still can't find the usb driver. The CDM 2.04.06 search gives references to the quick start guide pdf. Warren can you check it out and give a link to the USB?

Iron

@Lbrooks- have you tried Putty?

Iron

???  I am having the same problems as lbrooks

 

You can use PUTTY instead of Hyperterm:

http://www.putty.org/

hth

Iron

Element14 may have Pico boards.  I used Putty once I got a COM port.

 

Iron

Gonna go download this software.  bye all.

Iron

@Willyh- There are several good boofks on VHDL. You could check a local technical university and see what the recommend. Also, just check Amazon...

Iron

Thanks for the material

Iron

Anyone else using TeraTerm since Hyperterm is not present in Win7? I am not talking to my board although I do have the correvct drivers installled. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Iron

Good start to the week.

Iron

@AutomaticBeetle- go to the Lattice Semicondunctor web site and clink on the links for their Diamond Software. There will be a download tab and you can select the right version for your computer.

Iron

@MR WARREN: FOR FPGA --we need VHDL ... What are the Best Books in this Descriptive language ???

Iron

Try this link:

http://www.latticesemi.com/~/media/Documents/DownloadableSoftware/DesignKitUSBFTDIDriversforWindows.ZIP

Cheers!

97 Boards left at Mouser.

Iron

@All- I find its very helpful if you can share your experiences on the chat. If you had a problem and solved it, share it with the rest of the class!

Iron

Accidentally navigated OFF the chat page.. and now the computer is downloading ALL that chat from 2 PM.

so vhdl or verilog in demo?

Thank you Warren, I am looking forward for the next lecture tomorrow. Have a great day.

Iron

@All- any questions I missed?

Iron

Excuse me. Where to go to download the Diamond software?

@OpAmp: thanx for the info on the drivers! 

"I had to load the USB/FTDI drivers manually; I was able to find them on the Lattice site by searching for "CDM 2.04.06""

Iron

FOR FPGA --we need VHDL ... What are the Best Books in this Descriptive language ???

Iron

@Vicjordan- I will cover Xilinx, Altera and Microsemi flows and reference designs later in the class- just as an overview. You can find alot on their websites too!

Iron

@designnews info- didn't get echo, but did get choppy audio at beginning, but understandable; after 5 min(?) cleared up.

@bobybacs: Just download the Diamond software for now. You can get the board later on if you want. The software is the most important piece for now...

Iron

Thanks for all the help today

Iron

Thank you Warren.  This should be interesting.  I've been pretty intimidated by the steep learning curve needed to get a useful product from an FPGA in the past.

Iron

@Automaticbeetle: Hopefully if people start the question with a ? I can then respond more easily. I will also include the name of the person in my response so we can find the answers more easily.

Iron

@Warren: do we need the evaluation board for Day 3 ? As I live in Romania I cannot get an evalution board in 2 days

Iron

We have been using evaluation and development boards for many years.

Iron

Thanks for the intro; got any information on Altera devices?

 

Iron

@kchandra: Download the Lattice Diamond software for tomorrow.

Iron

Is it possible to get comments, questions, answers that were generated during the class? I am interested in them but they roll down fast.

I had to load the USB/FTDI drivers manually; I was able to find them on the Lattice site by searching for "CDM 2.04.06"

 

Iron

@Allven

look at the slide in presentation mode( fill the whole screen with the slide)

 

Iron

We have been designing Processors into our FPGA designs for the last 3 years.

Iron

@Alven - view in Reading mode.

Iron

? What should we download and install for tomorrow?

 

Iron

Thanks Warren,. Except for a glitch in MY system causing the audio bar and audio to go away, erything else seems to have worked very well. I got Diamond and HyperTerm working very quickly last week. Working on getting a trial of the Aldec (simulator) S/W working. Looking forward to tomorrow!

Iron

@Warren, what do you recommend for the board brand name?

Iron

How do we get the PP hyperlinks to work from PP pages

Iron

EFBs- Yep we will talke about it in more detail in the next couple fo classes.

Iron

oh, I forgot: here in Romania the switch is made only of the end of this month :(

Iron

Thanks, looking forward to digging in to the code a bit.

Iron

That download for Diamond for WinXP 32-bit.. 1.x GB.  Yow.

so what language going to use? vhld or verilog?

there is a week course.

 

any simulation?

there is another week course on modelsim....

If you start your question to me with a ? I can more easily find them...

Iron

Thank you, nice introduction.

Iron

have to run to the Dentist, thanks and see you tomorrow

Iron

Lattice Drivers- I believe some of you said the drivers came up in windows automatically- that is what worked for me too. Anyone have to load them manually? How did you do it?

Iron

For the board, it appears that Mouser has stock. Someone posted a link down below at the start.

Iron

How do we get the links to work

Iron

@babybacs - the switch to daylight savings time

Iron

Thak you. This will be a good week.

Iron

Warren, nice intro.  Looking forward to the rest of the week.

going to be a great week

Iron

thanks for a good intro lecture

Iron

Thank you Warren for your introduction.

links are working from pres mode

Iron

Could you explain more what the capabilities of the EFBs are and how they compare to the PFUs.

 

Iron

Thank you @ later'...

Iron

Your lecture gives me hope its more than just reading what is on the foils. Well done so far

Is the on board processor built in HW, or is it loaded onto the device as logic that is loaded as part of your design?

Iron

Links aren't working

 

Iron

I will post the urls at the end of the chat so you have them available.

Iron

I am totaly new to FPGA desing and its programming language. This is a good start for me.,

@krhohio

the url is active in presentation mode, I checked it just now

 

Iron

Well done, thanks! See you tomorrow.

Iron

I think introduction was pretty good. Thank you.

Thank you Warren for the great class.

Thank you Ann and Warren

Iron

everyone knows why was started one hour earlier this class ?

Iron

Thank you. SW download URLs are not working

Iron

Great overview

Thanks!

Iron

Warren,

A lot of us are having trouble finding the drivers and examples on the Lattice Pico webpage.  Can you help?

Looks interesting! Thanks.

 

Iron

Thanks Warren It's a great class.

Iron

Very Good. Thank you Warren, Ann & Digi-Key!

Iron

Thank you for the very good class

Thanks Warren, is there another source for the evaluation board besides Digikey?

Iron

Had to exit my browser completely and reenter the lecture to get audio working again. The lecture picked back up in real time.

Iron

Thanks Warren, a good intro

 

Thanks Warren - good intro

Iron

Thank you, Warren, Design News, and Digi-Key

Gold

Great information.

Iron

TI launchpad, cypress pioneer, freescale hc12

Iron

mcu boards i used: microchip explorer 16, keil mcb2300, luminary micro and stm32.

Iron

Thanks warren for your excellent lecture.

Great class. Thanks Warren.

Iron

If you view the slides in presentation mode the links should work. let me know if they dont.

Iron

Thanks Warren, Digikey, and Ann for a very interesting webinar.

Iron

Warren, Thank you for the great lecture.

Iron

Thanks! Great information.

Iron

Thanks Warren for a good overview lecture

Iron

I wasn't able to find the USB drivers on the evb site at lattice anyone else find it?

 

Iron

Have used Beagle Bone Black, MSP430FR5739, NXP LPC1768, Digilab XCR, Propeller P8X32A, Mini2440, STM32 F4, and many others.

Iron

altera Nios2 evaluation boards

Iron

What is the web address for the software?

Iron

Yes, have used eval boards from various vendors.

Iron

Warren which software ? could you please type the name of the software to download.

Thanks

FYI:  Slide 15 links are "view only" - can we get the actual URL's?

 

Iron

Eval boards are good, and I've used various ones.  But you also need to be able to work with the bare chips fromt he ground up.

Iron

I've used developmental board form AMD.

Iron

Great class - thank you Warren, Ann & Digi-Key!

Iron

atmel's avr evaluation board/strong ARM/etc

Iron

Not really, I got lost on the last one with Benningo Engineering this session

from Digi Key

Iron

yes, eval boards for MSP430, 386EX, PIC

Iron

Yes, for both MCUs and FPGAs, like Netburner and Freescale and Versalogic

Iron

Used SmartFusion2, Cyclone V, Spartan6 and Zynq

We are now on Slide 15

Blogger

Yes, Altera DE0-Nano 

Iron

I've used the Arduino UNO and Digilent Chipkit32 eval boards.

Iron

wm'? over the years, have used alot of different demo boards from atmel, altera, microsemi and xilincs.

Yes have used many eval boards.  So many - its hard to list.

Iron

Have not used evaluation boards

Iron

I have quite a few eval boards - Microchip, ST, Analog Devices, Freescale... MCUs.

Iron

@awsheeler - point well made, but the simpler PLD/CPLDs are starting to fade out and the FPGA approach is becoming more typical.  There are some good boards that are inexpensive enough to buy on your own to learn and experiment with.

Iron

I was involved with ordering a Xilinx evaluation board awhile ago.

 

Iron

MCU microchip pic18, 32

Iron

Cyclone III Evals and a lot of MCU EVals

Iron

Used lots of microcontroller eval boards.  Did some work with an FPGA board from Basys to try to learn FPGA.  Got simple stuff to work, but didn't get that far.  

Iron

I have used eval boards, but not for FPGAs or Processors.  I use boards for amp and power development.

Yes for MCUs.  Last one was M52277EVB.

Iron

Oh, wait, I have used Microchip PICkit

Gold

Also used ATMEL AtMega128 MCU eval board

I have used Intel eval boards and cortex m4 eval board

Iron

I have never used an evaluation board

Yes - STM32, Beaglebone, Luminary Micrco and TI Lauchpads.

Iron

Where we get the PICO board?

Iron

Yes, I've used TI Launchpad and STM43 F4 Discovery for proof of principle design concept.

Iron

MCU eval boards.  TI, STM, Atmel, Cypress.

I find an evaluation board invaluable for getting started with a new processor.

Iron

Eval Boards: Used many from Many companies, TI, ST, Atmel, plus others

Iron

No FPGA programming experience whatsoever

Iron

Past experience with MCU and FPGA EVBs

Iron

Have used eval boards for microprocessors and programmable logic.

Iron

Have used Stallaris, MSP430 LaunchPad, OMAP L138, etc.

Iron

LPCXpresso1769 to familiarize with ARM Cortex M3

Yes i've used Motor Control Evaluation Boards

 

Iron

I've used lots of MCU eval boards and kits

Yes T.I. Launch boards

Iron

Yes; SmartFusion and SmargFusion 2 Evaluation boards.

Iron

Used MCU dev kits/eval boards from Atmel, Microchip, STMicro and TI.

Iron

yes, eval boards are a great resource to test the parts without worry of layout errors

Iron

No now. I really want to.

 

Iron

Yes  for processor.

Iron

microcontroller evaluation boards

I have used eval boards from ATMEL for some of their programmable logic

Iron

rarely used MCU evaluation PCBs

yes, I work for a universtity and we always reverse engineer

 

Iron

FreeScale HC12 microcontroller

 

Iron

Development boards for BLDC motor control.

Iron

20 years but nothing on PLDs

I&I

no specific design now

Have used PicMicro Eval board

 

Iron

I've used Cypress PSOCs and their eval boards before.

Iron

Cypress Seminconducto's PSoc - II Eval Board has been used.

already live...what happened I tought that will be started after 30 min

Iron

Have not used eval boards.

Iron

have not used evaluation boards

Iron

Used an evaluation board for the Motorola HC11.

Iron

Yes for MCUs.  Various MCUs.

Iron

I have not used any evaluation boards.

Iron

IT IS NOT PLC,,,,   is PLD (programmable Logic Devices) first generation, now is FPGA (Field Programmable Logic ARRAY

Iron

Have not used development boards

Gold

No I have not used any FGPA

Iron

no, but I've used simple PLC's

 

I used an evaluation board for PIC Microcontrollers before.

Iron

for MCU, PIC ans Atmel

Iron

Have not used boards

 

Iron

Used both types of board

 

Iron

no boards in the past

Iron

Have used several MicroChip eval boards

Iron

MCU Eval boards

 

Iron

Company yes, personally no.

Iron

We are now on Slide 14

Blogger

Moderator:Which Lattice Diamond should I D/L for WinXP SP3 32-bit ?

Warren's question was, have you used evaluation boards in the past? Which ones have you used?

Blogger

IP = intellectual property

Whe you buy or get a block/component/interface made by another person, and you can use and add to your project

Iron

@awheeler Agreed!

 

Iron

I thought this was getting started with PLC...I don't understand 1/2 of what yor're talking about.

Iron

Audio Bar and Audio just went away!

Iron

We are now on Slide 13

Blogger

where is software???

Iron

Where do we download the software?

Iron

ip blocks are a design which has already been worked out 

Iron

IP blocks are chunks of logic functions that you can buy from people that perform a function so that you don't need to code them yourself.

Iron

Goodnight from Valladolid, Spain

Iron

IP=Intellectual Property

For example, you might buy a network stack from a vendor.

Iron

IP blocks are vendor-supplied encapsulated designs that you "drop in" to your code/logic design

Iron

We are now on Slide 12

Blogger

refrigeration systems control design

 

Iron

Considering for future projects with Vision applications.

Iron

What are "IP blocks"? (slide 11)

Iron

I might want to use this chip to process an encoder signal, for example divide an encoder signal by 2 or 3.

Iron

@zanone: Do you mind telling your company name? (weather radar)

Iron

flight control, automatic testers, and communication controllers

Iron

just getting starting in those topics

Iron

We're on slide 11

Iron

That was it the my system was changed to IE10 Compatiblity. So I switched to IE 10. what would change that?

Iron

Can I use PLC for the application of sun follower system on a Solar Panel?

Iron

I'm having my students this term build an IRIG decoder (I'm providing them with a digital version of the IRIG signal).  I built an IRIG generator with a CoolRunner CPLD and was considering putting that design into an FPGA as well.

Iron

Current page, someone??

 

Small DC motor control. 

Iron

No current project, just a learning exercise

industrial, timed assembly operations, future development of assembly. 

No one planned now. I am getting knowledge, by the way.

NOT USING AND TRYING TO LERAD, IN MY TOIME WE USE PAL ...NOT FPGA

Iron

sensor integration

Iron

Industrial, high speed serial, custom high speed logic, processor integrated in the chip with FPGA.

Iron

working on weather radar data aquisition control and pre processing with fpga

Iron

None currently.  Looking to off load some functions from discrete chips and a MCU to an FPGA / CPLA

Iron

vehicle diagnostics

Iron

wi Fi actuated power switch

 

Iron

multiplexing many electrodes 24+ in groups of 4 to measure series of electrical resistivity values.

Iron

multiple 7 segments driver

Currently just device control via I2C bus. Will be looing at ethernet/WiFi in the near future.

Iron

CAN- Door controller

Iron

A state engine for control of a motion device.

Iron

Applications with sensor and video pre-processing and motor control.

Iron

I'm in a "solution looking for a problem to solve" position with FPGA & SOC.

Iron

I want to include FPGAs into my specttrum of components for industrial control

 

Motion control with RS-232 and RC PWM driver communication capabilities.

Iron

vehicle detector, input = 24VDV dry contact, output = volume, speed, length

Iron

Does the part we're looking at have an MCU on board?

Iron

Automatic Landing vehicles

Iron

None at this moment.

Iron

Various networking protocols and glue logic.

Iron

Adding DMA engine to networked video protocol running on CPU within an FPGA. 

Iron

wm'? pc104 memory interface controller

process PDM data directly

AC notor controller

Iron

LED lighting control, USB communications.

Iron

Electro-mechanical.  Need to drive a stepper motor to a "home position" (zero position) and to a specific number of steps, repeat.

Iron

Interface from multiple A/D signal conditioners to USB 2.0

Iron

No specific design at this time.  Possible future design will be image processing with networking.

Iron

Current Design: Sensor Net with data collection -- Ethernet required. Most likely for this device.

Iron

Working on high speed embedded controls and instrumentation for high power supplies.

Iron

Not using FPGA yet

Iron

Engine management and related components for testing, data acquisition and production.

Iron

I/O peripherials for a controller.

Iron

I need very low power devices for battery operated equipment

Iron

I would like to work on a Video FPGA with Wireless Networking built in.

I may get to work on a servo control application.

DSP, networking, motor control

Iron

Sensor control over CAN

Iron

Digital flight control. Automotive display of CAN data.

Iron

logic for five motor axes wheelchair.

Iron

package data from 2 ADC channels with GPS timing

Iron

DC brushless motor control

Iron

Stove left ON alarm

Iron

Data gathering/processing

Iron

Networking - Router

 

Iron

Testing high-speed Serial Data transfers.

Iron

Have been trying to learn Cypress PSoC for audio signal processing

Gold

video and network interfacing

Iron

Looking for the most common projects

Iron

None planned, just getting exposure.

Iron

Working on high speed multi-channel analyzers.

 

S-RAM means static RAM a kind of memory. GEMede

Iron

S-ram maybe synchronous ram

Iron

Warren's question was, What design are you currently working on or that you expect to be working on?

Blogger

S-RAM:  Static Ram.  Does not need refreshing like dynamic ram.

Iron

commercial industry, automotive aftermarket

Iron

We are now on Slide 10

Blogger

@ALVEN, if you use IE 9, 10, 11, Check F12 in Option, the Standard muts be toa  diferent EI, use your EI Version and then AUDIO BAR loads, that was my problem

Iron

@StephMcGUBM thanks, must be the same I'm getting; this place blocks EVERYthing

Sorry typing to fast

Iron

I'm at home, It worked last week

Iron

Thks Steph. this is my case.

Iron

Under Internet Options of Windows Exploer? I can't find thye enable scripts

Iron

@Alven - Some companies block live audio streams, so if that is the case for your company, you won't see the audio bar. The class will be archived on this page immediately following the class and you can listen then. People don't experience any issues with the audio for the archived version.

IS IE EXPLORER   CECK   <F12>  MUST BE IN WRONG SETTING ALVEN

Iron

We are now on Slide 9

Blogger

@willyh and Alven No need to SHOUT. 

If you use NoScipt, make sure blogtalkradio.com and cinchcast.com are enabled.

Iron

WILLYH: Disable NoScript.  Enable Global Scripts.

 

try refresh the page

Iron

Automotive aftermarket

Iron

i HAVE THE LATEST AND GREATEST fLASH PLAYER

 

Iron

No audio bar in Firefox? If using NoScript you'll need to allow cinchcast.com.

Iron

ME TOOOO   ALVEN, NO AUDIO BAR

Iron

We are now on Slide 8

Blogger

Logging in from Boston

Iron

WHAT AUDIO PLAYER IS REQUIRED?   ...LAST WEEK WAS FINE

Iron

This works nicely.  Kudos to Design News.

I have no Audio BaR

Iron

Design industrial (cij printers).

Iron

Netowrked video and image 

Iron

DO YOU HAVE AYDIO BAR PLAYER ...

Iron

hi there from Boston MA

 

indusrtal -- special purpose logic test interfaced to pc

Iron

industrial and Transport

Iron

Type of Industry: Nothing really typical

Current Projects -- Ore Refining -- ElectroWinnin (Electrochemistry) precious metals

Second Project -- Vibration/Seismic sensors and data collection

 

Iron

The low level Digital Design is primarily what I do with my students.  My daytime job is defense and more systems level.

Iron

For the first time I can't get the audio to these sessions?

 

Iron

I work in the aerospace/defense industry.

medica/scientific.  Interested in offloading processor for stuff like precise timing and also communication.

Iron

None yet, plan on designing for industrial and consumer applications

Iron

We are in the Electric Power Generation industry.

We design remotely controlled welding and machining equipment.

Iron

For teaching FPGA course at undergraduate level.

Iron

Aerospace, internal test applications

embedded control, serial digital protocols, etc.

Platinum

Medical, Aerospace and Industrial equipment interfaces.

Iron

Design for industrial, telecom, education

Iron

industrial applications

Iron

I work in avionics, but my FPGA designs are not related

Iron

Looking to design for aerospace, medical device, or test instruments.

Iron

Medical electronic devices.

Iron

Plastic irrigation manufacturing, trouble shooting mostly.

Iron

Industrial - Process Controls

Iron

wireless infrastructure, robotics, automotive

Iron

So far, consumer devices

Iron

industrial, automated wire winding.

Industial controlls

Iron

Military and aerospace

Iron

scientific instrumentation

Iron

Industry, control logic and machine control interface.

Iron

Medical Device Industry - I/O with USB interface

Iron

transportation - vehicle detector, dry contact

Iron

Gaming and simulation

Industrial automation - Motor drives

We are now on Slide 7

Blogger

consumer electronics

 

Iron

Industrial tools for working PCB's

Iron

Consumer, beekeepers, Timers and Switches.

Iron

aerospace avionics.

Iron

scientific - geosciences.

 

Iron

Machinery and Automotive

Iron

Higher Education

Iron

scientific/pharmaceutical: measurement applications

industrial & marine engine monitoring

Iron

wm'? idustrial , sorta robotics

I'm targeting the Aerospace & Defense industry.
Radar applications in the past.

Iron

Industrial (Process Control)...

Iron

One off machine builders

Iron

Industrial measurement and control

Iron

medical/patient monitoring

 

Iron

Embedded control in Aerospace tooling.

Iron

medical, industrial, smartgrid

Iron

Defense - Naval Shipboard

Iron

Industrial mining industry

Industrial signal processing

Gold

Industrial Controls

Iron

Any industry that requires things to move.

Iron

Design for home automation and control.

Iron

Industrial machinery

Iron

manufacturing equipment

Iron

Nuclear instrumentation... +20 years.

Industrial Automation

Iron

Designing for robotics, mechatronics

Iron

Custom Industrial Machinery

Consumer Electronics Industry

Iron

Design for automotive.

Iron

Consumer electronics

Iron

5+ years in analog and digital electronics

Iron

scientific instrumentation

Iron

Warren's question was, What industry do you typically design for?

Blogger

25+ years in the field

Edwin1

Iron

I've been trying to get "into" Verilog .. and losing the forest for the trees.

 

I teach Digital Logic at a local university campus and have been using the Atmel 16V8 & 22V10 chips (with WinCUPL) for some intro stuff and using the CoolRunner II board (with Verilog) this term.  Would like to include more on FPGAs.

Iron

my company must be blocking the audio =(

 

Iron

30+ years electronic design exp

Iron

We are now on Slide 6

Blogger

Turned NoScript off completely.  Disabled Ghostery, too.  Everything works.  I'm good.

I do embededed programing and just started with FPGAs. I have not done digital design since school many years ago.

Iron

Been designing Electronics since before High School

(+45 years)

Iron

20+ in circuit but never used fpga

Iron

We are now on Slide 5

Blogger

Hello from FL. 15+ years in electronics development. New to programmable logic

 

Iron

44 years, mostly digital embedded and analog

 

10 years in electronics design at the system and board level

Iron

0 just now getting into it

Iron

0 years. I am a firmware designer.

Iron

No experience, but have worked in electronics industry for severa; years

 

Iron

30 Years experience, but nothing as complicated as what these FPGAs can do.

Iron

fresh out of school

Iron

Various levels: 20+

Iron

20+ years doing software/firmware but I'm trying to learn programmable logic for first time.  Decent HW understanding but not a HW guy.

Iron

I have 4 years experience in electronic design - mostly embedded work.  Haven't worked with FPGA's at all though.

Iron

0 years personnaly but worked with engineer's teams fr measuring devices

Iron

More than 15 year HW design.

Iron

About 45 years of electronics design experience.

Iron

Hello from Des Moines, Iowa

 

Iron

I also have 20+ years in electronics - mostly software and microprocessor hardware.

 

Iron

30 years experience in embedded SW and some digital design. No experience with programmable logic

I have no experience.

Iron

embedded electronics system using PIC, atmel and ARM.7 years

 

Iron

Some experience, mostly independant/personal.

Iron

Hi my name is Mark from BC. I have 0 expierence.

30 years experience in analog, digital, and software design

Iron

I have 14 years experience.

i have not use programmable FPGAs yet.

Iron

10 years of designning circuit boards, 15 of firmware

 

Iron

30+ years, but little programmable logic experience.

Iron

Have been doing electronics design part time for a few years.

Gold

EE with no design experience.  Practicing in ME.

Iron

Mechanical guy.  Need to stay up to speed.

Iron

10 years with FPGAs, 34 years in electronic design/

Iron

Very little in electronics design.  30+ in software using hardware for embedded systems.

 

Iron

30+ years experience

 

Iron

@Mark_Becker01  If you use NoScript make sure blogtalkradio.com and cinchcast.com are enabled.

 
Iron

We are now on Slide 4

Blogger

5 years experience

Iron

decades of both hw and sw

Iron

None, I'm a mechanical guy.

 

Iron

18 years experience mostly embedded software

Iron

Electronic Design: Software Design 40+ years

Iron

30 years electronic design experience

Iron

40plus years of electronics

 

Iron

software download? I ordered hardware from DigiKey but it didn't come yet, maybe tomorrow

 

Iron

Two browsers opened which caused my echo!  Make sure only 1 browser is open.

Iron

30 years design experience

Iron

0 years.  Just exposed.

Iron

30+ years of electronics design

Iron

Warren's question was, How many years of experience do you have in electronics design?

Blogger

1st Post -  -No Audio yet for me......oohhh, Now I heard something.

 

Iron

Audio outstanding here

We are now on Slide 3

Blogger

Audio stream blocked by company

Iron

Bad echo here, as well!

Iron

Where do you download the sw from?

Iron

!phabib - I don't hear an echo. Do you have two browsers open on this classroom page?

Where do you download the software?

Iron

Where do we download the software?

Iron

no echo for me

 

Iron

I have a pretty horrible echo.  Is it just me?

Iron

We are now on Slide 2

Blogger

TXDOT AUS is listening.

Iron

Hi from New Jersey

 

Iron

Hello from Atlanta

Iron

Hello from Pittsburg, Kansas

Iron

Refresh isn't working to get the audio up.  Firefox.. now what?

hello from Oeiras, PT

Iron

 

hello from Mishawaka

 

Iron

Hello from Minnesota!

Iron

Hello from Albuquerque

Hello from Redmond.

 

Iron

Hello from Houston TX.

Iron

Audio just started by itself.  Thanks.

Iron

Yeah, Chrome is working this week!

 

Iron

Hello from Boston, MA.

 

cheers from Boulder

 

Iron

hello from SW Michigan

Iron

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Hello from Ottawa

 

Iron

Greetings from Maryland

Iron

Greetings from Plymouth, MN!

Iron

Howdy from occasionally temperate Central New York

Hello from Long Island

 

Iron

For the moderator: It would really be good if you could use something for the streaming audio that could be received on android phones.  My company blocks Adobe streaming at the firewall and I used to listen to the audio real-time via my phone but Adobe quit supporting that.  There are other audio streaming solutions - just pick one that works on the Android as well.  Thanks!!

Iron

Hi from Dallas, Texas.

Iron

Hello from Rochester, NY

 

Iron

Hello from Grayslake, IL

Iron

hello from montreal

 

Iron

Hello all, should I be seeing an audio player yet?

 

Iron

Hello from Long Island, NY

Iron

Hello from Nashville.

 

Iron

Hello also from Cincinnati :)

 

 

Iron

Helllo from Cincinnati

 

Silver

Hello from Albuquerque.

Iron

Hello from Toronto

Iron

Howdy from Tomball, TEXAS

Iron

Good afternoon everybody!

Good morning from Calgary Alberta

Hi Ann. How are you today?

Iron

Hello from Longmont, CO

Iron

Hello from Forest, MS.

Iron

Hello from Chicago

 

Iron

How is everyone doing?

Iron

Hello from Cedar Park Texas

Iron

Hello from southwest Ohio

Iron

Good morning from Colorado Springs.

Iron

Good morning from Reno, NV!

Iron

aloha from Kona Hawaii

Iron

Hello, greetings from Summerville, SC

Iron

Hello from San Diego, CA

Greeting from Buffalo, NY!

Iron

Good afternoon from Western PA

 

Iron

I got my Pico Eval board from Arrow Electronics, and $6 less than DigiKey. Couldn't find the drivers as directed in the Quick Start guide, so let Windows find it. I am unsure if I had the USB driver on my machine because I had it setup to run Arduino boards, but if that is the case, then the driver is easily found at Arduino.cc. Also, I was able to load a HyperTerm program onto my Windows 7 machine after getting the necessasy files off a Windows XP machine.

Iron

Greetings from No. Cal.

Iron

hello from sunny St. Louis missouri

Iron

You are eligible to earn IEEE Professional Development Hours by attending these courses and participating in the chat function. Additionally, we are no longer using the points system, offering "graduation", or giving grades. The IEEE hours are taking the place of that. There are some important things for you to know about earning the hours. The most important ones are that you need to attend these courses live, you need to attend a minimum of two of them per semester, you need to fill out a course evaluation form within 2 weeks of the end of the class, you need to attend 4 out of the 5 classes per course, and you need to participate in the chat function every day you attend. Please click on the link at the top of this page that says "How do I earn IEEE professional development hours" to read all of these important details and more.

Blogger

Greetings form sunny So. Cal.

Iron

Hello from Minnesota, finally beginning to thaw out with +60F temp rise from 1-2 weeks ago!

Iron

Hello from tropical sunny SE Lake Simcoe Ontario Canada. (It's only -2 C -- that's tropical here.)

Iron

Good afternoon from Minnetonka, MN.

Iron

Online  from Thornville Ohio

Iron

I just quit saying "Good Morning" because it is before noon for most.

Iron

greetings from slc ut...

On my Win7 virtual PC I was able to get the Pico board operational by:

1.  Installing and licensing Diamond 3.1

2. Letting Windows find the final driver that made it a COM port.

Here is my experience with the Pico board:

Was able to run the default demo "Environmental Scanner" menu using Putty however the demo seemed to quit after some time after the last demo menu command was entered.  Able to restart demo after hitting the onboard reset button.

Here is my experience with Diamond:

After downloading what appears to be the reference design for "Environment Scanner" Diamond will not build it. Specifically fails during map due to too many slices not fitting into part.  I'm trying to tech support with Lattice but even that is a challenge.

The problem is i'm afraid to reburn my Pico with another project because I'm concerned I cannot get back to the working demo.

If anyone has gotten further please let me know so progress can be made.

Iron

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Blogger

Greetings from Waterloo, ON

Iron

Hello from Hudsons Hope BC

Iron

I couldn't find the drivers either so I just let windows find them for me. it took awhile but it did load up and hopefully they will work. The board has energized and I have a blue light.

Hello All from GA

 

Iron

Good morning from Edmonton, AB. 

Iron

Good Afternoon,

Like Erich Wolf, I've had some problems finding drivers for the pico kit.  The sofware files on the webpage that the documentation mentions don't download properly for me.  They are apparently null files.  I tried this with both my Windows8 and Windows7 systems without luck.  Any help would be appreciated.

Windows8 claims to have the right drivers, but I can't get TeraTerm to talk to the pico kit.

Hello from Montana. I see some familiar faces here.

Gold

Good afternoon from Rochester, NY

 

Iron

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Blogger

Does the Diamond download include a USB driver? I can't find the driver on the Lattice web site.

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 morning everyone!

Iron

Mouser still has 98 kits at the link I provided.

Iron

There were around 40 kits on the Digi-Key site a couple weeks ago. Looks like they have all been purchased.

Here is the link- check back in a few days to see if they have more in.

http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/LCMXO2-1200ZE-P1-EVN/220-2619-ND/2781071 

You want the Pico Eval Kit for the MachXO2.

If you don't have the kit you can just download the free Diamond software and still do all the design examples!

Iron

This is probably the correct kit here at Mouser.

http://ca.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Lattice/LCMXO2-1200ZE-P1-EVN/?qs=sGAEpiMZZMsnjpsy%2frzfAKlXTO1FEU6bZP1ybmjpqGY%3d

I could not find it at Digikey. I prefer to order there but....

Hopefully I will see the board this week.

For sessions like these where the use of a particular board would make the class "better" then it would be really nice to see the information posted up a week or two in advance as a "requirement" for getting the most value.

 

Iron

Online, board ready and sw installed. Just waiting for the start.

 

Iron

Greetings from Scottsdale AZ

Iron

Why not make it really easy and point at some Kits that can be purchased -- maybe from Digi Key that would make it possible to follow the lessons. Are you thinking of the PICO or something else?

Iron

Thank you for the slides.

They are good.

Iron

Here is the location for the Lattice Diamond page: Click Here

Click on the Download Tab and select the right software for your PC. I would suggest you read over the Tutorial information and watch a couple of the introductory videos too. These are excellent resources for getting started.

Iron

I suggest that you install the free Lattice Diamond software and request the needed license file. Consult the information on the Lattice website on the details. You can find them from the Diamond web page.

Glad to see you are going to follow along with the hands on 'homework'.

Iron

I ordered a board in order to do the hands on stuff.  Is there a dev system I should install first?

 

Thanks.

Iron

provide slides pls

Iron

Good to see you with us again Warren.

Iron


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