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Taking a look at Arduino schematics

January 23, 2011

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Out of curiosity I wanted to check some Arduino board schematics. The Arduino Uno is one of the newest boards and is also quite simple; its open source schematics can be downloaded from here(zip file). There are two files: a board layout file and a schematics file. They can be opened with the free (but […]

Proud owner of a Samsung Galaxy S

January 6, 2011

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I’m  writing this post from my new smartphone, using the WordPress for Android application. So far I’m very impressed by this jewel!

New release of Icarus Verilog

September 28, 2010

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Icarus Verilog is a compiler and simulator for one of the most used Hardware Description Language (Verilog of course). Today the developers released version 0.9.3; here is the announce on their SourceForge page. The Release Notes state that, other than bug fixes, the current implementation is becoming closer to the standard specifications. This new version […]

ARM Cortex-M3 boards with STM32 chip

September 21, 2010

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The ARM Cortex-M3 is the baseline of ARM 32-bits microcontrollers. Many products spawn from its design: the Cortex-M0 (a stripped-down version for small systems), the Cortex-M1 (specifically designed to be implemented in FPGA) and the Cortex-M4 (with Digital Signal Processing extensions). One chip family that contains the Cortex-M3 is the STM32. STMicroelectronics recently introduced the […]

Debugging OpenRisc software inside RTL simulation

August 7, 2010

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Using Icarus Verilog and a custom built GDB to debug software running inside a simulation of a OpenRisc System On Chip, thanks to the Verilog Procedural Interface.

New OpenRISC: academic work helps open source hardware

July 1, 2010

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OpenCores delivered a new version of OpenRISC, an open source processor hosted together with many open source hardware projects; more information on their current news page. What is special about this version is that the major driver for the code development has been an academic thesis on verification. Waqas Ahmed of the Royal Institute of […]

MyHDL on Ubuntu Lucid

June 2, 2010

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MyHDL is a Hardware Description Language based on Python. Last year I packaged it for Ubuntu Karmic Koala (here the blog post) and put it on my Launchpad Personal Package Archive (PPA) in order to be installed by everyone. Today I ported MyHDL 0.6 to Ubuntu Lucid Lynx; to install it, run from the command […]

Booting Linux with U-Boot on QEMU ARM

April 12, 2010

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Using QEMU to emulate the complete boot procedure of an ARM system using U-Boot, the Linux kernel and Busybox.

Hello world for bare metal ARM using QEMU

February 28, 2010

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Create a simple "Hello world" program that prints on the serial port of an emulated ARM system, using the CodeSourcery gcc toolchain and the QEMU emulator of the Versatile board.

MyHDL on Ubuntu

February 23, 2010

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The MyHDL Python modules can now be installed on Ubuntu using a convenient Launchpad PPA repository.

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