IceStamp FPGA in DIL28 and UPduino in DIL32

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Re: IceStamp FPGA in DIL28 and UPduino in DIL32

Post by martinayotte » Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:04 pm

Pito wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:58 pm
@Martin: I've been blinded by your RGB demo (from eevblog) running just now in front of me.. 8-)
The RGB demo I've posted on EEVBlog is only gnarlygrey example modified to have a FSM with 8 colors, it has nothing with the one I've mentioned above with 3x 8bits PWM controlled by I2C slave, which can then fadein/fadeout over million of colors ... ;)

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Re: IceStamp FPGA in DIL28 and UPduino in DIL32

Post by Pito » Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:37 pm

The Zylin's ZPU example (but with ~half bram size than the HX8K set in source, needs some fine tuning) fits easily into UPduino

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Logic Resource Utilization:
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    Total Logic Cells: 2249/5280
        Combinational Logic Cells: 1558     out of   5280      29.5076%
        Sequential Logic Cells:    691      out of   5280      13.0871%
        Logic Tiles:               349      out of   660       52.8788%
    Registers: 
        Logic Registers:           691      out of   5280      13.0871%
        IO Registers:              0        out of   480       0
    Block RAMs:                    16       out of   30        53.3333%
The UP5k has got 15kB bram, the HX8k 16kB bram. UP5k needs to decode the 0..15kB bram region somehow.. :)
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Re: IceStamp FPGA in DIL28 and UPduino in DIL32

Post by Rick Kimball » Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:51 pm

Pito wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:37 pm
The Zylin's ZPU example (but with ~half bram size than the HX8K set in source, needs some fine tuning) fits easily into UPduino
That looks interesting however it seems like development on it has stalled. Is there someplace that talks about that softcore. Everything I found seems to have cooled off in 2015.
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Re: IceStamp FPGA in DIL28 and UPduino in DIL32

Post by martinayotte » Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:19 pm

Indeed, interesting !
Especially that I have already played with original AlvieBoy's ZPUino on Xilinx.

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Re: IceStamp FPGA in DIL28 and UPduino in DIL32

Post by Pito » Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:22 pm

That looks interesting however it seems like development on it has stalled.
I think that is the tendency nowadays. You can hardly design a better performing sw MCU inside any fpga than are the cheapest hw off-the-shelf offerings today. The designs are therefore either retro computing exercises, or more-less for educational purposes. If you need a sw MCU within your fpga design all those are considered mature. The fpga vendors published their soft MCUs 10y back in average. Moreover, as an improvement, they started to place hw MCUs inside their fpga fabric..
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Re: IceStamp FPGA Board in DIL28

Post by Rick Kimball » Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:43 pm

martinayotte wrote:
Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:40 pm
There is also this one :

http://gnarlygrey.atspace.cc/development-platform.html
Mine just showed up in a plain white envelope .. You can see the holes in the plastic bag where the mail sorter machinary squished it .. * crosses fingers and solders on the pins : )
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Re: IceStamp FPGA in DIL28 and UPduino in DIL32

Post by zmemw16 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:17 pm

yep, white envelope, single wrap of thinnish bubble wrap.
both appear ok.
rather prompt as i was expecting aliexpress travel rates. :)
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