Following on from the previous post, I thought it might be useful to try and make a tutorial of sorts on how to use the AVNET SmartFusion2 Kickstart board to blink an LED using only the FPGA...
Recently I came across a cheap development board from AVNET with a Microsemi Smartfusion2 System on Chip (SoC). I've been aware of Microsemi Smartfusion2 devices for a while, and even had a chance to use them at...
I've spent the previous few weeks trying to get a small CMOS camera module, the OV2640, working with the STM32F4 Discovery Board and ChibiOS. I've worked on this on and off over a number of weeks, so...
Although I am mostly a hardware guy, I do enjoy mucking around in the embedded software world when I have the time. In fact, I think it is fundamental for every hardware engineer to have at least...
Recently I was testing a batch of boards I manufactured for a client and came across a limitation of my test equipment. In order to finish the testing to the client's requirements, I either had to...
In this article I would like to share my experience with getting the Raspberry Pi Compute Module to output a clock signal on one of the General Purpose Input / Output (GPIO) pins. A little bit of background...
This post is about how I manage my workflow when designing electronics. The focus is not on any particular design tool, but rather on how to setup the design environment to minimize the overheads and boring jobs...