Editor’s Note: This content is republished from the MicroZed Chronicles, with permission from the author.
Back on the 29th September 2013, I sat down and wrote what would become the first blog in this series. It was amazingly simple looking at how to bring up the Zynq 7010 on the MicroZed. 400 weeks later and I find myself again sitting down, again on a Sunday to write the 400th installment.
It has been quite a journey and I never expected writing the first blog where it would lead and eventually what it would enable. However, over all installments the blog has been focused on one element helping people to understand how to design with modern FPGAs and in particular Xilinx FPGA and SoC.
You can find all the blogs from the start to the latest here however, lets take a look at some of the more interesting blogs and indeed Hackster projects which show more detailed applications of the techniques.
Let’s start at the beginning, if you want to know how to configure the basic Zynq 7000 series and to get up and running the original blogs.
Over the course of the blogs, we have looked at everything from getting started with HLS to Image processing, working with MicroBlaze, Arm M1 and M3 cores, creating embedded Linux solutions, rapid prototyping with PYNQ and even more recently some throw backs to non-integer clock division and switching. Of course, we have also looked in depth at the MPSoC, RFSoC, Alveo and going forwards Versal.
Some of the boards featured in the blog series include the Arty A7/S7/Z7, Cora, Ultra96, ZCU111, MiniZed, ZCU104, KCU105, ZCU102, SP701, PYNQ Z1/Z2, Gensys ZU, Snickerdoodle, TE802, ZynqBerry, ZynqBerry Zero, TYSoM, ALVEO and of course the MicroZed.
This blog also led to the development of the SensorsThink IIOT board, which you will be hearing lots more about in the coming months.
What has been great over the series has been to engage with readers and help them address their issues. One of the most exciting off shoots from the blog has been the creation of more in depth Hackster projects and webinars walking through detailed project builds.
Over the last three years I have created 66 Hackster projects some of my favourites are
I have also created several webinars and training courses many of them are linked in this blog and cover Vivado basics, Working with ARM M1 and M3 cores, Introduction to PYNQ, Getting started with Vitis, Motor Control with the Minized and creating mission critical developments.