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Arduino on NUMATO FPGA boards

Discussion in 'FPGA Boards' started by mistery, May 27, 2015.

  1. Alexander Lang

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    I finally managed to get this working with Mistery's very patient assistance. Thank you. I will be writing up the process as soon as I have time. It was actually fairly simple in truth. I am struggling with the pin out though - the implementation constraints file used for the arduino does not appear to be entirely correct.
     
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    no problem just write your problem, and I will try to help
     
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    hello friend need some help from you if possibly
    can you modiffy mimas v2 ucf files and generate bit file for mimas v1 board ?
    the v1 board have same design like v2 just without some additionall peripherals - same pic microcontroller for reprogramm spi flash , same spi flash just it have on board XC6SLX9-TQG144
    so it have diffrent pinout than XC6SLX9 CSG324 from v2 version and 100mhz generator is connected to another line
    then the pinout of UCF file need to be replaced too
    heres the UCF file for mimas v1:

    http://community.numato.com/api/productdata/assets/downloads/fpga/mimas/Mimas.ucf

    and heres the link mimas v1:

    http://numato.com/mimas-spartan-6-fpga-development-board/

    i dont know how to modiffy these files and recompille the project if you can do it will be great :)
    thanks
     
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    Hi,
    I will try to make project for your board...
     
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    Sorry for long waiting, but I did not have build envirement ready, now I can compile your version, but it would be great if you find ucf with more pins, on this one you only have leds and switches...
     
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    Today Alexander and me manage to get HDMI from numato on numato sample and finally on FPGArduino it was my mistake because I have generate bad clock, and we found one error on numato git for HDMI module, I already made pull request, Blue color is switched with red. We tested numato sample and FPGArduino on two two boards, and now having HDMI output ...

    Now that clock is fixed FM/RDS seams to work to, but for now you need to hold your finger on R46
    433Mhz should work but not tested
    DCF77 time information via arduino pin should work to
    Some new console text is working but stops when it should show some color palette :)

    https://yadi.sk/i/7Q_NOB4nqhvwo
     
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    Hopefully nobody minds that I'm reviving this thread after so long. I am trying to get FPGArduino running on my Mimas V2 but I am getting a 404 when I click the link for Mimas V2 on your website: http://www.nxlab.fer.hr/fpgarduino/numato-mimas-v2.html.

    So I decided to check out the code from https://github.com/f32c/f32c and try to build myself. I opened the project in rtl/proj/xilinx/numato. I tried mimas_v2_ddr2 both mimas_v2_bram. When I try to open the project, I get missing files for all the VHDL. I was able to find almost all of them, but the following are not anywhere in the git repo that I checked out.

    s6_numato_mimas_v2_toplevel_bram.vhd
    clk_100MHz_25MHz_250MHz.vhd
    hdmi_out.vhd
    dvid_out.vhd
    boot_block_pack.vhd

    Any suggestions?
     
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    Alex,

    Thanks for uploading that, but in the end I didn't need it. I had also filed a bug on the f32c project here: https://github.com/f32c/f32c/issues/62, and they fixed the project so it would build with the Makefile. Apparently the project files have changed quite a bit and the Mimas V2 project was not kept up to date. The project still wouldn't build in ISE, and the Makefile doesn't work on Windows, so I looked at the Makefile to figure out what files were necessary to build the current project and then added and removed files from ISE until I got it working. I made a pull request to get this fixed in the main f32c repo here: https://github.com/f32c/f32c/pull/63.

    Thanks,
    J.B.
     
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    Great, tnx for fixes :)
     
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    Hi.
    Any news related to the Numato Mimas V1 bit file?
    The .ufc sent by fb59f can be found at: http://numato.com/mimas-spartan-6-fpga-development-board/ but the only pins shown there are leds and switches. I'll try to make a new one.
    For now I'll be following Alexander Lang's tutorial, trying to run it on my Mimas V1.
    I'll edit my progress later.

    Edit --
    I've sent an e-mail to Numato Labs asking for a improved user constraints file, waiting for response. I'll be running the tutorial now. Later on I'll start doing an improved .ucf by myself.
     
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