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#1 The Introduction [Post Homework Here]

Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 5:41 pm
by ThePyroElectro
A new lesson was posted today:
http://www.pyroelectro.com/edu/fpga/introduction/

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Re: #1 The Introduction [Post Homework Here]

Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:54 pm
by JoYu
HOMEWORK QUESTION 1
Why are you taking this course?
To learn more about FPGAs. I am in serious need of a VHDL refresher.

HOMEWORK QUESTION 2
What do you hope to do with the knowledge you gain through this course?
Personal and professional projects. FPGAs are amazing little devices, especially as the power usage drops with modern devices.

HOMEWORK QUESTION 3
How much do you already know about FPGA/CPLD…etc?
A lot, but you can never know to much, and the format Pyro uses is excellent!

Re: #1 The Introduction [Post Homework Here]

Posted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:57 am
by ThePyroElectro
JoYu wrote:HOMEWORK QUESTION 1
Why are you taking this course?
To learn more about FPGAs. I am in serious need of a VHDL refresher.

HOMEWORK QUESTION 2
What do you hope to do with the knowledge you gain through this course?
Personal and professional projects. FPGAs are amazing little devices, especially as the power usage drops with modern devices.

HOMEWORK QUESTION 3
How much do you already know about FPGA/CPLD…etc?
A lot, but you can never know to much, and the format Pyro uses is excellent!


Welcome back JoYu!

Good answers, and I hope you like this course as much as our previous ones.

Feel free to ask questions in the forums as we continue forward...

Re: #1 The Introduction [Post Homework Here]

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:48 am
by Bingo600
HOMEWORK QUESTION 1
Why are you taking this course?
To get a basic intro to cpld's and quartus
I hope to be able to do simple logic gate replacements with a cpld


HOMEWORK QUESTION 2
What do you hope to do with the knowledge you gain through this course?
Personal projects , To be able to use a cpld as "simple glue logic" on my boards.

HOMEWORK QUESTION 3
How much do you already know about FPGA/CPLD…etc?
Nothing , besides having tried som ready made simple projects in Xilinx ISE.

I have vacation in week 32,33,34 so i might have to catch up after that.

Btw: I only have an EPM240 board , now that it is Altera.

/Bingo

Re: #1 The Introduction [Post Homework Here]

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 3:52 pm
by ThePyroElectro
Bingo600 wrote:HOMEWORK QUESTION 1
Why are you taking this course?
To get a basic intro to cpld's and quartus
I hope to be able to do simple logic gate replacements with a cpld


HOMEWORK QUESTION 2
What do you hope to do with the knowledge you gain through this course?
Personal projects , To be able to use a cpld as "simple glue logic" on my boards.

HOMEWORK QUESTION 3
How much do you already know about FPGA/CPLD…etc?
Nothing , besides having tried som ready made simple projects in Xilinx ISE.

I have vacation in week 32,33,34 so i might have to catch up after that.

Btw: I only have an EPM240 board , now that it is Altera.

/Bingo


Hi Bingo,

Welcome to the course!

Re: #1 The Introduction [Post Homework Here]

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:21 pm
by Roamin
HOMEWORK QUESTION 1
Why are you taking this course?

So I could learn how to design things with CPLD and FPGA.

HOMEWORK QUESTION 2
What do you hope to do with the knowledge you gain through this course?

I've always been interested in making a dev cart for older consoles and cplds would simplify the design

HOMEWORK QUESTION 3
How much do you already know about FPGA/CPLD…etc?

Only the basics, what they are, what they can do.

Re: #1 The Introduction [Post Homework Here]

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:49 pm
by ThePyroElectro
Roamin wrote:HOMEWORK QUESTION 1
Why are you taking this course?

So I could learn how to design things with CPLD and FPGA.

HOMEWORK QUESTION 2
What do you hope to do with the knowledge you gain through this course?

I've always been interested in making a dev cart for older consoles and cplds would simplify the design

HOMEWORK QUESTION 3
How much do you already know about FPGA/CPLD…etc?

Only the basics, what they are, what they can do.


Hey Roamin,

Welcome to the course!

Re: #1 The Introduction [Post Homework Here]

Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 6:15 pm
by cfaulkingham
HOMEWORK QUESTION 1
Why are you taking this course?
To learn more about FPGAs and CPLDs

HOMEWORK QUESTION 2
What do you hope to do with the knowledge you gain through this course?
It will help me decide if I want to continue learning about FPGA development.

HOMEWORK QUESTION 3
How much do you already know about FPGA/CPLD…etc?
Not much other than what it is.

Re: #1 The Introduction [Post Homework Here]

Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 6:42 pm
by SteveT
I've played a little bit with Quartus and ISE, but never got to the point I could do something. I had a class in Verilog a long long time ago, but remember almost nothing. Now I have an idea for a really cool project that would have a lot of digital IO and need to capture and process the state of the inputs at about a megahertz. FPGA/CPLD seems like a good fit. I want to get to the point that I can create a design and have enough base knowledge that I know what info I need. I would say I am very aware of what an FPGA is and the families of parts the major suppliers offer, but I don't have the implementation knowledge to use them.

Thanks for offering this. The structured nature of the course should help me to stay on track and keep progressing.

Re: #1 The Introduction [Post Homework Here]

Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 7:49 pm
by ThePyroElectro
cfaulkingham wrote:HOMEWORK QUESTION 1
Why are you taking this course?
To learn more about FPGAs and CPLDs

HOMEWORK QUESTION 2
What do you hope to do with the knowledge you gain through this course?
It will help me decide if I want to continue learning about FPGA development.

HOMEWORK QUESTION 3
How much do you already know about FPGA/CPLD…etc?
Not much other than what it is.


Hi CFaulkingham - nice name!

You've come to the right place, the 10 lessons we'll offer in this course will definitely give you an introduction to what programmed logic offers.

SteveT wrote:I've played a little bit with Quartus and ISE, but never got to the point I could do something. I had a class in Verilog a long long time ago, but remember almost nothing. Now I have an idea for a really cool project that would have a lot of digital IO and need to capture and process the state of the inputs at about a megahertz. FPGA/CPLD seems like a good fit. I want to get to the point that I can create a design and have enough base knowledge that I know what info I need. I would say I am very aware of what an FPGA is and the families of parts the major suppliers offer, but I don't have the implementation knowledge to use them.

Thanks for offering this. The structured nature of the course should help me to stay on track and keep progressing.


Hey Steve,

No problem. I think the course will be the crutches you need to get going prototyping with CPLD/FPGA.