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Used debugger with msu and fpga - hw / sw

Have experience with MCU and FPGA, CPLD

audio shows up for chrome but not for firefox

 

Iron

Diligent Spartan 3

Featuring Xilinx Spartan FPGAs

 

Iron

@StephMcGUBM: I wanted to listen to the archived audio for this session, but the audio bar doesn't show up anymore. What should I do?

Iron

Audio great with Chrome.

Iron

AVR from Atmel and LPC1769 on an LPCXpresso1769 and right now the LPC1500

C and Aseembler for PIC. No HDL

Iron

bye, see you tomorrow

Iron

A nice class. Until tomorrow!

Hello from HB Bremen

Iron

@Warren In case I need to make a consult, how can i reach you out of classroom?

Thanks for your time Warren, signing off

Iron

@opamp Thanks, that did the trick

thanks warren, ann, digikey and ieee....

Lattice must be busy today. It took an hour to receive the activation email today. Started process just before class started.

Iron

@Dreams:  I just checked demo download files -- all contain data. Check the boxes on the LH for which projects to include in your download. Check them all.

All have the correct files with content it seems.

Iron

Thanks Warren and others.

Iron

@All- Thanx for helping with your answers!

Iron

@Fred- Oh- thats the driver file. It is just a dll. The Diamond software needs to be downloaded from the diamond download page. Try that one instead...

Iron

@DreamsToReality: You can't just right click and download like you did for the schematic files. To download the design files, you need to click on the entry first and it will take you to a login page where you sign a license agreement.

Iron

@WarrenM. I used the help from wizard zip file and it saved in ...desktop/designKitUSBTDIDriverfor windows. But there is no wizard install in all subdirect's.

Iron

@Zilwich - thanks for the projec tfile location. I was temporarily blind when looking.

Iron

MAC with "-" worked anyway, I got license.dat file and software is running now...

Iron

IPexpress is an integral part of Diamond.

Iron

@dhjicek: in other words, it is a virus only to your firewall software, might turn it off while installing.....

Thanks Warren !  See (or hear!) you tomorrow !

 

Iron

? is IPexpress part of Diamond, or an additional download?

Iron

@dhajicek: I downloaded and installed -- no viruses. Symantec Premium 360

Iron

??? I've downloaded pico examples using both chrome and firefox with the same result.  Please note that I do get the schematics and orcad file with no problem, just not the design examples.  Could you repost them elsewhere?  They always show up as 1K null files.

Merci beaucoup. Au revoir.

Iron

Even easier for getting the MAC address is the FlexNetHostIDExe.exe program from the Aldec web site!

Iron

? Warren, when I download the Lattice S/W, I get a message that it contains viruses.  If I remove the viruses the S/W won't run.  What's going on here?

Iron

@All- thanx to everyone sharing their experience with the hands on stuff- it really helps others to come up to speed when you share your solved problems with the rest of us...

Iron

Still tying to get Lattice software to install, will checkout the web page and users guide.

Iron

I had to physically move the licence.dat file to it's proper location before the software would work.

@karstdriver it is a zip file, all files in "designKit..." directory. Thanks.

Iron

@All- any questions I missed?

Iron

@lbrooks The project is power_control.ldf in the power_control directory.

Iron

@landviser - eliminate the '-' in the mac

 

Iron

@Fred- Did you save it during download or run it. It should show up as an install wizard I think

Iron

thanks Warren, see you tomorrow. hopefully I'll understand a bit more about this after a lot of reading tonight. Have a great day.

thank you for a great lecture. I had a problem with licensing - you have to request a license.dat file and for that a NIC info from your PC is needed - type ipconfig/all in command prompt and copy XX-XX-XX-XX  data. Maybe will help someone. I am all set to do homewoark now.;)

Iron

@fred45 - isn't the d/l a zip file?

Iron

@DreamsTo Reality- Not sure why your files are empty. Did you try a different web browser?

Iron

Ive downloaded lattice diamond sw. But in directory i dont find "install.exe" file. How do i install it?

Iron

@StephT- yep, open cores is a geat resource. Thanx for mentioning it.

Iron

Thanls Ann and have a great day

Iron

@karstdiver, I'll give it a try.  Thanks!

Iron

@StephT Here is the link
http://www.latticesemi.com/Products/DesignSoftwareAndIP/FPGAandLDS/LatticeDiamond.aspx

Gold

@drrowley- It's called Diamond so it must be stable, right?

Iron

I think if you have ever installed certain FTDI USB-Serial Drivers in the past, such as for Arduino (Arduino.cc), a usable driver will be on your computer and found automatically by Windows for the Pico board.

Iron

@ginomai - try to d/l a Pico specific reference design from Lattice for use as a replacement project for the tutorial 

Iron

@78RPM : thanks ; will do !

 

Iron

@ajg- Some of the synthesis directives are a bit confusing. It is best to look them up in the synthesis users guide. Look for it in the Lattice Synthese Engine link I provided in the PPT.

Iron

?I'm sorry Warren, I forgot to say I was running win7 64bit! I'll check out the link though, thanks

FYI, for people curious into IP / exploring FPGAs for the 1st time, you can go look at opencores.org ; there is an open source community for HW FPGA !

 

Iron

I got Lattice to accept my Tech Support on rebuilding the "Environment Scanner" demo project for the Pico.  ETD is still TBD 

Iron

how 'stable' is the diamond software... ;)

Arrow Electronics has (had) the Pico boards for $32 and delivered in less than 3 days!

Iron

@StephT Go to the archive of Monday's lecture and look at the Live Chat, expecially those at the bottom (earlier posts).  You should see some links to the free software.  Also look at today's Live Chat.

Gold

@jmrobertsjmr- In some cases it seems windows will automatically find the drivers. If not, use the link towrds the begining of this chat that I posted.

Iron

Arrow had some as well

Iron

Pico Boards Here: (Qty 90 Today)

http://ca.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Lattice/LCMXO2-1200ZE-P1-EVN/?qs=sGAEpiMZZMsnjpsy/rzfAKlXTO1FEU6bZP1ybmjpqGY=

Also on US site

Iron

??: Has anyone tried working through the "Lattice Diamond Tutorial" from the Start Page in the Lattice Diamond program?  On page 8, Figure 4, you are supposed to setup the project to run with the LatticeECP3 family and the device as LFE3-35EA.  However, the LatticeECP3 family is not available in my project wizard.  I was just wondering if anyone new of a workaround...

Iron

Newark had a couple of Pico development boards yesterday $45

Iron

@opamp - checkout "Strategies"

Iron

Another good one - I should complete download of Diamond Software tonight. It is a time hog. I bought the EV Board this morning from Lattice Mouser Distributor, so will play off this seminar to complete my handson requirement beyond this week

Thanks,

Forest, MS

Iron

Thanks Warren for a good presentation. But I would like to learn more about FPGA programming stuff more

? since there are no win7 usb drivers for this Mach board, will the ones that win7 came up with work?

 

@OpAmp- yep, you can focus on speed, size or a mix.

Iron

Can you describe the use of compile options such as:

reg S2 /*synthesis syn_keep = 1*/;

Iron

? Can you share the links for the proper driver to use with pico development board drivers? I am still unable to connect with serial terminal. Using windows 7

Iron

plate6, simulation before place/route will give you functional sim, simulation after p/r will now incude route timing.

Great presentation, thanks Warren.

Iron

I missed yesterday's lecture (will go and listen now...), was it told if there is a free vesion of these tools ?

I would guess they have (like all other FPGA vendors) for their smaller chips ?

 

Iron

@EmbedX -- Links to buy boards at begining of yesterdays chat

Iron

??? I've downloaded the examples from the pico page but they appear to be all null.  I have renamed them as zip files but they are only 1K in size.  The schematic and the orcad dsn file come out OK but they are the only 2 I can get.  Help.  In the worst case, could you repost them elsewhere

?Will you ,by any chance, able to steer the lectures for people who have no digital design experience at all?

 

Iron

Thanks Warren for good presentation.

Iron

What is Pico Development board ? and where can I get it ? and for how much ?

@wsyewon the audio has stopped but the "Live Chat" should continue to be shown.

Iron

Thank you Warren and Ann

Iron

? Is there a way to tell the synthesis step to optimize for a particular feature; for example for lowest power, or for minimal propogation delay?

Iron

I get an error when starting the lattice diamond software about the software licence.

Iron

Thanks to all. See you all soon.

Iron

I had good luck today with Firefox - Didn't crap out like IE did yesterday!

Thanks Warren and Ann!

Iron

Thank you Ann, Design News and Digikey

Iron

Thanks Warren and Ann for this class

? Using Diamond ant the low power demo, is there a predefined project in teh demo or does it need to be created adn then the project elements added? I could not find one hence teh questions.

Iron

Warren, thank you for Today's presentation

Iron

 

audio presentation has ended

 

Iron

@All- please use a leading "?" when you have questions for me so I can see them easier.

Iron

Fantastic presentation

Iron

Can anyone resummarize or share the links for pico development board drivers? I am still unable to connect with serial terminal. Using windows 7

Iron

I have used JTAG and ICE debuggers for all my embedded projects.

Thank you Warren, Design News, and Digi-Key
This is going to be a really helpful course.

Gold

Have not used simulation

Iron

Good overview of the Diamond.

Look forware to tomorrow.

Iron

@EmbeddXcontrols: Board -- $50 USD Approx

Iron

Thanks Warren and Ann.

Iron

debugger / ICE for i960, microchip

Simulators (integrated in Xilinx design flow) ; to-do : look at Vivado

 

Iron

Haven't used a debugger

Iron

Thank you Warren for today's lecture

Iron

Thanks Warren, Ann & Digi-Key! See y'all tomorrow!

Iron

Thanks. Good intro for me

Iron

I lost audio and had to close/open browser to get back into session

Iron

my audio just went out.  not hearing anything now..

Iron

Could you list the HW items please?

Iron

I've used Wind River's Tornado based "WindView" software debugger and a Intel x86 hardware enabled debugger (by Emulation Technologies?).

Iron

How much "Lattice LCMXO2 Evaluation Board" costs ?

never used simulation

 

Iron

debugger for mcu developments

Iron

FPGA - Chipscope for Xilinx

MCU - GDB, ICEs, JTAG debuggers.

Iron

We are now on Slide 19

Blogger

Haven't used a debugger

 

Iron

We are now on Slide 18

Blogger

see-through print statements

 

Iron

Someone helped me use logic analyzer once or twice. I normally  use sw debuggers.

Iron

We are now on Slide 17

Blogger

No Debugger with FPGA, but used ICE for MCU. 

Iron

PIC ide, IAR debuggers

Iron

mcu debugging: MPLAB IDE + ICD2 for PIC, Atmel Studio 6 for Atmel, Keil MDK-ARM Keil debugger for ARM, ST-LINK STM32 starter board for stm micros and others...

Iron

JTAG debuggers for Arm devices

Iron

Use Jtag Crossconnect on ARM, and gdb on a Coldfire.

Iron

Yes, both hardware and software

Iron

Used the debugger with Microsoft C.

 

Iron

IAR debugger, PIC debugger

Iron

I have used hardware and software debuggers on Intel MCUs.

Iron

I have not used any debugger previosly.

Q:

Why do we need to care about the floorplan and physical layout of the logic?

Iron

Used debugger in PIC micro once..

Iron

WM's? used altera's logic analyzer, microsemi's version, outside analyzer and scoes.

Haven't use a debugger.  Had to use scopes and logic analyzers.

Iron

AVRStudio harware debugger, Visual Studio C/C+ software debugger

HC12 MCU Freescale debugger. Otherwise GDB.

 

Iron

Have used embedded debuggers

Iron

We are now on Slide 16

Blogger

Don't use debuggers.

Iron

I used the PIC microcontroller debugger.

Iron

LPC Expresso for Arm/Cortex MCUs

Iron

Typically JTAG-based debuggers for microprocessors.

Iron

No hardware debugger, I reluctantly use debugger for software and only for mcu

Iron

SystemC for simulation  jtag based debuggers

 

Iron

No debugger of this type, only MCU emulator debugging

used various debuggers for MCU debug

Iron

We are now on Slide 15

Blogger

no debuggers for simulators, only in software design

Iron

I use debuggers on MCU's frequently.  Keil ULINK2, Analog Device's ADDS-USB-ICE.

Iron

Only have used JTAG deguggers for MCUs. Again mostly ATMEL

Iron

Extensive debugger use with MCUs.  PICs, Atmel, TI, Silabs, etc.

Never with prog logic.

Iron

Have not used a debugger.

Iron

Debugger: MPLab with ICD3

Iron

Software debugger, IAR

Iron

No. No exp in digital design.

Iron

Have used Microchip's debugger.

Iron

Yes, vendor specific

Iron

Have not used any debuggers

Iron

Used built-in debugger of IDE for MCU projects.

Iron

We are now on Slide 15

Blogger

debuggers for RC+ Epson software

 

Iron

Use software debuggers built-into IDE

Iron

Eclipse using gdb in the background on Nios2

Iron

debugger for PIC micro

Iron

have not used sw debugger

Iron

Have not used a debugger

Gold

Debuggers: Use them on Embedded.

Iron

Only on MCU - PIC IDE

Iron

I've used both hardware debuggers and software debuggers.

Iron

Warren's question was, Have you used a debugger previously? If so, which one?

Blogger

I haven't used any simulators.

 

Iron

SPICE - MATLAB - STATE MACHINE simulation

Iron

have used simulators for process control PLCs but not for other systems

Iron

I used xilinx, altera, modelsim, ansoft, matlab

Iron

No significant simulation experience

Iron

I was able to install Lattice Diamond software, get the license, and put it in the correct path.

 

Iron

Yes, on Virtex, Spice, and Zilinx Spartan

Iron

But I also run the classes such that they push their (final) design into hardware and make it work.

Iron

Active HDL and Xilinx tool

Iron

Verilog plus testbench for mpu designs.  Verification environments include VMM, OVM, UVM, various assertion languages.  All systemverilog based.

Iron

No simulation yet

Iron

I have not used any simulators

Iron

Spice and xilinx tool

Iron

no sim work in past

Iron

simulations in solidworks and matlab

Iron

Yes,

Test a cable,  with a PASS and fail answer. very simple.

Iron

Have only worked with someone doing simulation.

Iron

Used some simulatiion in Matlab..

Iron

ModelSim, Xilinx XSIM, Aldec simulator a long time ago

I have not used simulation before.

WM's? used microsim in the past, older altera sim. several different chips. have used spice in the past.

We are now on Slide 14

Blogger

ORCAD and PSPICE simulators

Iron

Simulate With Mentor, spice.

Iron

Simulation: Actel FPGA

Iron

Have not consistently used (FPGA) simulation yet.

Iron

mcu projects simulation about sensors data rx, processing and telemetry...

Iron

FEA, custom optical calculations, antenna design

Iron

ModelSim for CPLD Glue Logic

Iron

Usually I program in C+

 

Iron

Haven't used simulation.

Iron

never used simulation

Iron

No simulation yet, but definetely on the next project

Iron

I've used Aldec Active-HDL (with the classes I teach).

Iron

I normally don't run simulations; they are much slower and time consuming than programming the FPGA and running it in real time.

Iron

I haven't used simulation

Iron

Never used simulation

Iron

Tried simulation with Xilinx IDE.  It did not go well.

Iron

I have never run a simulation of a digital circuit

Iron

Not really doing too much simulating at present Used PSpice in the past.

Iron

I simulated operation of microcontrollers, PLCs and touchscreens.

Iron

Digital Sim. None.   Analog -- yes.

Iron

I've mostly programmed my own simulators while waiting for the hardare to become finallized.

Iron

Simulation: No -- straight to hardware. You caould do that in the early days! ;-)

Iron

I have never used simulation

Xilinx FPGA simulation software

Iron

Have not used simulation other than SPICE

Iron

I have not used simulation

Iron

have not used simulation.

Iron

No simulation used on projects

 

Iron

Used ModelSim to simulate Xilinx Virtex2

Iron

Have not used simulation

Gold

No previous simulation.

Iron

I have not personally used simulation.

Iron

We are now on Slide 13

Blogger

Warren's question was, Have you used simulation previously? What product did you simulate?

Blogger

? Where do I find the HDL industry directives/standards?

Iron

Used Assembly in the past, prefer C.

FYI, I am having trouble with the audio now.

 

Iron

We are now on Slide 12

Blogger

C and ASM for MCUs. VHDL for prog logic.

Iron

Have used only C/C+ on MCU's in the past.

Iron

Embedded Software:  C, C+ , Java

FPGA:  Verilog

Iron

Just kidding about FORTRAN

Iron

JEDIC directly  -  just kidding

Iron

C, Asm and Java

 

Iron

Have used proprietary software for a simple PLC (programming)  and have done troubleshooting on others.

Iron

Assembler, C, Java, VHDL

Iron

We are now on Slide 11

Blogger

Languiages used C/C+, assembler,basic

Iron

I use language C+ , C# or Java

very little expirience, C, Basic, Fortran

Iron

Varies: Sometimes C/C+ , sometime Python, sometimes ASM.  Hardware is mostly CUPL or Verilog.

Iron

I have designed with C and assembly.

Iron

C, C+ , C# and learning VHDL

Iron

Recient experience is with verilog, some vhdl a long time ago.  Programming languages, mostly c or c+ .

Iron

Languages: Pascal, CPP, C, Java, Python, BASIC etc. Assembly -- various. Quit Counting Languages many years ago.

Iron

Limited use of C, no experience with HDL's

Iron

C/C+ Java Assembly.. have not used Verilog or VHDL

Iron

starting up with C using Pic MCU

Iron

C, assembly, verilog, python

Iron

I have only programmed microcontrollers with machine code or C.

Iron

used verilog for my initial work.

Iron

Never used Verilog or VHDL. Have only programmed using C+ .

 

Iron

Assembly, Ada, C, PLM, Basic, Fortran

Iron

Visual Basic, Visual C+ , MATLAB

Iron

WM's? assembly, some c, in past vhdl and lately verilog.

C, Python, assembly on very small MCUs

VHDL mostly, some Verilog

Primarily C, a little assembly.

Iron

Assembly, C, C+ , Haven't used verilog or VHDL

Iron

Most of my design is LabVIEW (yes, it does FPGA).  Also C and python.

Iron

almost exclusively c.

 

Iron

i program in c for pic, atmel and arm MCUs

Iron

99% C programming language; 1% assembly.

Iron

I design with C, VHDL, Assembly

Iron

VHDL

also ASM (microcontroller specific, obviously), C

 

Iron

IN C, C+  and Visual Basic

 

Iron

Mostly C/C+ for implementation of designs.

Iron

Primarily C with some assembly.

Iron

I do them in VHDL and trying C

Iron

Nearly 100% of my work is C.  Want to learn Verilog.

Iron

Write in C no Verilog or Python

Iron

Schematic capture.  Want to get more "into" Verilog but having trouble finding a "good" tutorial or book.  Recommendations, anyone?

Using C# and C+ mainly

Iron

Assembly, C, Python, Visual Basic

Iron

Using C and assembly. Worked with Verilog and VHDL in academic setting only.

Iron

C, C+ , never used Verilog of VHDL

Iron

I can write in C or Assembly. No Verilog. No VHDL. Is this necessary?

 

Iron

Mostly C and assembly

Iron

Expert in C, beginner in VHDL

Iron

I write in C/C+ . No VHDL

Iron

hi, From Boston. sorry I am late

 

Assembly and C/C+

Iron

We are now on Slide 10

Blogger

Warren's question was, What languages do you typically design with?

Blogger

You also need the MAC for the computer

Iron

Q:

Can you recomend a good book or course to learn Verilog?

Iron

is the listing oin right an example of VHDL or Verilog?

 

Iron

here is the link for free licencse: http://www.latticesemi.com/licenseprocessing/flexlmlicense.cfm?p=diamond&api=true

Iron

We are now on Slide 9

Blogger

The license file will be emailed to you.  you will need to place it in the right directory.

Iron

You'll need a license

Iron

I have the same problem with license for Diamond

Iron

I haven't tried it yet.

go to diamond site, licence tab and request a license

Iron

You need to get license in a separate step from the Lattice web site.

Iron

We are now on Slide 8

Blogger

I downloaded the Diamond Sw but complains about License not being right. Has anyone else had this problem?

Iron

We are now on Slide 7

Blogger

MCUs: 386EX, PIC, Renesas, MSP430

FPGA: no experience

Iron

Actel FPGAs using Schematic based tools. But I do have experience in VHDL and Verilog in ASIC design

 

Iron

We have used Virtex-2 Pro with PPC core.

Iron

I use FPGAs for PCB layout and hardware design. 

Iron

What page are we on?

Iron

68HC11, 8031/51, Z80, 68000 MANY moons ago!

Iron

MCUs : Intel, Microchip, DSP chips, ST Micro

FPGAs : Xilinx (since 3130 to Virtex-7, skipping a few generations along the way !)

 

Iron

MCU variety & Actel

Iron

My experience has been with Allen-Bradley PLC

ARM MCU's.  Use of CPLDs for prototyping HW.

Iron

MCU's - LPC1754, LPC1759, PIC32, STM32, BF524.  FPGA's - Altera, Xilinx (they are in our desings, but the software is developed by another engineer).

Iron

Using FPGA with a soft processor

Iron

Prior academic project experience with a Xilinx FPGA board with Verilog.

I4040, I8085, TMS9900, Z80, MSP40, ARM7, ARM9, and a few others.

Iron

Very new to FPGA's. PLDs are what is used and the file is already created. Atmel and Rabbit are what we use

Iron

some experience with Atmel and PIC MCUs. First FPGA project

Iron

Some experience with mcu but not fpga.  atmel and pic

Iron

No experience with FPGAs yet

Iron

Altera, 68hcs12, TI C55x DSPs

Iron

Spartan3, Spartan6, Cyclone3, DM646X, DM36X, Lattice MachO2

 

Iron

My designs included Intel and Freescale MCUs, but no FPGAs.

Iron

Mostly MCU - MSP430, Stellaris, Freescale Freedom KL46Z, OMAP L138, Raspberry Pi, etc.

No FPGA's yet

Iron

Hello from Longmont, CO

Iron

I have always used an ARM MCU. I have never used an FPGA.

Iron

The designs I am currently doing do no include the MCU or FPGA. I plan to use them in the future as soon as complexity calls for them.

Iron

I usually use an MCU with the FPGA but as a separate device not integrated.  Usually ATMEL stuff...

Iron

Both - some designs are CPLD only but more often they also include an MCU.

Iron

Typically use MCUs from Atmel or Zilog, though have used Microchip Pic devices.

Iron

No FPGA experience.

Iron

I have used PIC, PSoC and PSoC3

Iron

MCUs in all designs. 8-bit, 16-bit. More CPLDs than FPGAz. Xilinx.

Iron

use primarily AVR MCUs with no FPGAs

MCU experence - 8051, ARM, AVRs, have also used Atmel CPLDs.  Wanted to learn about FPGA

Iron

Have used many Xilinx FPGAs in the past, but not MCUs

Ive used mcu from adm, microchip.

Iron

Have not used FPGA before, Used PIC 16F family a bit.

I don't really have any experience on any, my first time trying to get the exposure..

Iron

Designs using - HC05, HC11, 8051, Cypress PSoC, Xillinx

Iron

Experience with MCUs mainly ARM Cortex M series lately. No experience with FPGAs

None. 
The designs (hardware) have already been finished by the time I'm called in!

Iron

PIC, ARM MCUs, Xilinx and Microsemi FPGAs

Iron

designs are mostly FPGAs now

Iron

HC12 FreeScale MCU

 

Iron

Freescale, ST and TI MCU

Iron

Current application is to replace legacy Motorola z80 mcu

Iron

Used PIC, Atmel (Arduino), Parallax Propeller, and trying to use Cypress PSoC

Gold

So far, exclusively MCU.  Usually various PICs and Arduino.

Iron

A: both, but I haven't done any of the FPGA work 

 

Iron

I have experience with MCUs, Intel and Atmel.

Iron

Most designs have MCUs

Iron

MCU, Microchip and NXP

Iron

We used MCU's: Freescale, TI devices.  We have not used FPGA.

Iron

I have lots of MCU experience.  PIC, Atmel ATMega, TI MSP430, Power PC.  No FPGA experience.

Iron

Designs here have both.

Iron

HAVE USED NONE OF THESE DEVICES.

Iron

No. I am an undergraduate. No experience at all.

 

Iron

8051 or 68HC11 type ( 8- bit)   MCU's but no FPGA

Iron

I've with an 8051.

 

Iron

MCUS: Many FPGA: no usage -- so far only with Parallella

Iron

MCU - TI, Cypress, Freescale

FPGA - Altera

Iron

routinely use mcu and once in each 5 years use a fpga

Iron

in previous designs I've used Altera and Xilinx FPGA's

Iron

ATmel and Lattice

 

Iron

WM's? have both, altera and micro-semi.

Have used many MicroChip PIC MCUs, haven't done an FPGA in 15 years.

Iron

Typically include an MCU (dsPIC, MSP430, atmels)

MCU yet FPGA Not --- PIC and Atmel

Iron

Atmel (Arduino) mostly.

Iron

Have not used either device.

Iron

First time working with FPGA's... not counting Cypress PSoc3 fabric.

 

Used Altera long time before 

Iron

I use Atmel 644 in my design

I only have experience with Microchip Microcontrollers.

Iron

Yes both MCUs (too many to name) and FPGA (Xilinx Spartans)

Iron

PIC micro only. No FPGA

Iron

They usually include a processor within the FPGA eg Nios inside altera FPGA

Iron

Only worked with MCUs so far.

Iron

We are now on Slide 6

Blogger

Is there a version of the tools that will run on "Chrome"?

Warren's question was, Do your designs typically include an MCU or FPGA? Which devices have you used previously?

Blogger

We are now on Slide 5

Blogger
Yeah, no audio here, as wel. Safari on iPad
Gold

The laptop has audio, the desktop does not.

Iron

Howdy from Tomball, TEXAS

Iron

Hello from Cedar Rapids Iowa

Iron

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hello from SW Michigan

Iron

We are now on Slide 4

Blogger

@dhajicek - thx. I'm still waiting, 5 min now.

Iron

We are now on Slide 3

Blogger

drw36:  My confirm email arrived in seconds.

 

@drw36 I received the confirmation almost immediately.

Iron

We are now on Slide 2

Blogger

It too about 10 minutes for me.

Iron

Hello from Atlanta

Iron

?? @All - How long did it take for you all to receive the account confirmation email from Lattice?

Iron

I wasn't able to get the Diamond S/W to open.  I came with two viruses that I had to remove. 
Are the viruses part of the S/W and what do they do?

Iron

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Hi from Philippines!

Iron

Q: anyone else have a broblem where the diamond lattice tool installer never finishes?

 

Iron

Howdy from Calgary Alberta

Hello from Lake County, IL

Iron

A balmy 50 deg F in PA!

Iron

Hello from Beavercreek, OH

hey from sunny Florida

 

Iron

hello from Saint Louis, MO

Iron

Good afternoon from somewhat warmer West Point, PA.

Iron

Lets see.. NoScript disabled, Ghostery shut down, presentation loaded... awrright... bring it on.  :-)

 

Hello from Minnesota!

Iron

Greetings from Columbus, OH

 

Iron

Hello from Danbury CT

 

Iron

Hello from Western Pennsylvania

Iron

 

hello from Mishawaka

 

Iron

Hello from Cedar Park TX

Iron

Greetings from Colorado Springs.

Iron

TxDOT-AUS is listening

Iron

Helo from sunny SE Lake Simcoe Ontario Canada.

Iron

hi from cincinnati, oh

Iron

Hello from Ottawa, Canada

Iron

Hello from UCLA :-)

 

Iron

Hello from Forest, MS.

Iron

Hello from sunny Buffalo, NY! (44 deg F today and plenty of snow forecast for tomorrow! 8-12+ inches!!)

Iron

@All- I will be using the Low Power demo program so I suggest you try it out as an example to play with the design flow.

Iron

How do you verify that your evaluation form  was saved?

Iron

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Blogger

Good Afternoon from Minnetonka Minnesota.

Iron

Hello from Long Island, New York

Iron

Hello from Thornville Ohio

Iron

hello from Timisoara, Romania

Iron

Hello from Laval

 

Iron

Hello from Albuquerque.

Iron

Hello from Redmond.

 

Iron

Hello from Rochester, NY.

Iron

greetings from slc ut...

Greetings from Plymouth, MN!

Iron

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Blogger

Hello Ann and Warren.

Iron

Good afternoon to everyone and hello from Summerville, SC.

Iron

If you install Diamond in a User Specified directory, it may still look for the License file in the Default location: "C:\flexlm". You should start by putting a copy of the license.dat file there. Then you may be able to run the program and change where Diamond should find the file in the future from inside the program in Help - License Debug. I just left mine in C:\flexlm.

Iron

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Blogger

Greetings and feficitations

Iron

Hello from Chicago

Iron

Hi from Panama City, FL.

Iron

Hello from Tennessee

Iron

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

Blogger

?Warren - Is there a particular example we should download from the Lattice site to follow along with in Diamond?

Iron

Good morning from Colo. Springs

Iron

Thanks Warren.  It works. For any others who want to know, I went to the website you specified and clicked on Support at the bottom of the page. I clicked on Request License.  You will need to provide your 12-digit MAC address.  You can get this by going into a Command Prompt and entering ipconfig /all.  You'll see the address next to Physical Address.  Check your email for the license.dat file and put that in the \license directory where the Lattice Diamond is installed.  Voila!

Gold

Tat worked, it's awake now. 

Thanks!

Iron

@Steve470: Try this url for the drivers: http://www.latticesemi.com/~/media/Documents/DownloadableSoftware/DesignKitUSBFTDIDriversforWindows.zip 

Let us know if it works for you.

Iron

Good morning from Edmonton, AB

Iron

Has anyone been able to find the USB driver for the Pico kit?  The web site listed in the quick-start has lots of example code and documentation, but nothing that identifies as a USB driver.  Not sure where to look next.

Iron

@78RPM: You need to request the license file. They will send it via email and you load it into the license file directory. The file is locked to your computer, so follow the instructions to find the info they need to lock it.

 

From the Diamond page select the Licensing tab. That will explain the process to you.

http://www.latticesemi.com/latticediamond 

Iron

today slide would be great

Iron

So I downloaded the software, installed it and tried to launch it.  I get a message "LM_Licence_File is not set. Please verify and verify that the environment variable contains the license path."  Where do I go from here?  I'm on Windows 8.1.

Gold

Bring on the boolean .

Slides good, now just a little more study.

Iron


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