mighty quiet here...
pcw: we're all in chris's shop working hard
what are you guys building on a Friday night? ... hangover?
a machine conversion hangover!
nothing like a little black grease under the fingernails
seb is looking at cradek's old bridgeport with an eye to conversion, and stuart and I are just taking up space
cool.... wish I was closer
yeah, these guys are all within a day's drive of us
I wonder if a bridgeport could be packed in a container.... moving those across country is not too expensive
I think so. shipping containers seem to be 7'+ inside and with a moderate amount of disassembly the machine will fit through shop doors and garage doors upright
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1 2 3 is this thing on?
how did you get started in writing code for fpgas? I am thinking of a few ham radio applicators that might fit on a mesa card
I am thinking of a daughter card that has some rf speed a/d chips
Long story, I'm more of a hardware guy that got dragged into the FPGA stuff by necessity
For high speed you need to consider cable termination
yes... the mesa card (5i20) is one of the few fast ways to get data in and out of a pc these days.... I hate USB... the standard has been around forever and there are still piles of broken hardware and drivers on the market
USB was very much an example of design by committee ...
On our stuff we usually parallel terminate FPGA outputs at the daughter card
and series terminate daughtercard outputs
This works with all FPGAs. Spartan3 and above have built in termination
but we need the daughter cards to be SP2 compatible
( USB is so complicated its not surprising its still so buggy)
For high speed data acquisition I would recommend the 5I23 or 5I22 as they support DMA
yea... I played with a pic trying to make a usb midi interface work.... the results were not promising
that could be useful
Also we expect to have to low cost PCIE cards out later this year
hoooray, all the cards seb brought work with the firmwares I built
now just fiddling with the packaging process a bit..
jepler: I added the index(and probe) on the stepgen feature
pcw_home: cool. that makes it "stepgen v3" I suppose?
Changes wont affect existing driver
I think the hal driver will reject an unknown stepgen version, though
Its bigger enough that you dont want it to be the default so its only there if you have Stepgen index pins
also we could bump the accepted version to 3 even if the v3 features aren't supported yet (a one-line change)
Maybe I need a major/minor version scheme, minor add features or bugfix but does not require driver changes
are there bits spare, or are you faced with dividing the 8 (?) bits of version into major/minor?
Just 8 bits...
Of course major could be a new module tag...
The 8 bit version numbers are per module versions, there isn't a global firmware version
the idrom version could be thought of as a global version
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