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ZPUino open source processor

March 6, 2011

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ZPUino is a project that offers a microprocessor that can be put on FPGA, and that can be programmed with a simple IDE. Everything is open source: the toolchain, the IDE and the VHDL code; and it can be downloaded freely. The hardware architecture is based on the ZPU (Zylin CPU), which is a processor […]

Getting started with Arduino Uno on Ubuntu

January 31, 2011

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I really wanted to try Arduino; Arduino narrates a story where the good guys are winning. Saturday I arranged to buy one, the Arduino Uno, and the first thing that came into my mind was “Wow, it’s really smaller than I thought possible!”. I went home and started unboxing it: the packages comes with a […]

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 […]

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.