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Registered: ‎10-19-2009

Spartan 3A-DSP 3400A and necessary documentation

Dear All,

I have a Spartan 3A-DSP 3400A board

http://www.xilinx.com/products/devkits/HW-SD3400A-DSP-DB-UNI-G.htm

 

 

 

The first problem that I have is with the documentaiton, the 3400A board is a quite sofisticated board and all I seem to be able to find is the 50 page User Guide here:

http://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/boards_and_kits/ug498_s3a_3400_board.pdf

 

is this normal?

 

 

Can somebody please help me out by telling me how to get tutorials and examples on soft-core processor implementation?

 

I am quite at the beginning of this Xilinx FPGA  esperience and I find it quite frustrating. I would appreciate very much your help.

 

best regards

fabrizio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Message Edited by fabrizio_tappero on 10-20-2009 05:01 AM
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Voyager
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Registered: ‎05-09-2008

Re: Spartan 3A-DSP 3400A and necessary documentation

Hi Fabrizio Tappero,

 

you are Italian ?

 

> The first problem that I have is with the documentaiton, the 3400A board is a quite sofisticated board and all I seem to be able to find is the 50 page User Guide here:

> http://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/boards_and_kits/ug498_s3a_3400_board.pdf

>

> is this normal?

 

It is normally, you have chosen a development board. Xilinx tells you where are all pins of FPGA, that PIN standard can use, where are the clock and more.

 

What else do you need to start using it ?

 

If you need examples, check if there are.
 
Kappa.

 

 

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Registered: ‎10-19-2009

Re: Spartan 3A-DSP 3400A and necessary documentation

Hi Kappa,

thanks for your email. yes I am italian, you too?

 

I would be happy to know, for instance, how to implement a simple microblaze that uses the DVI. The board does not seem to come with any explanation or core IP modules for the many pheripherals that the board has. Maybe somebody can hlep?

 

 

thank you and regards

fabrizio

 

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Voyager
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Re: Spartan 3A-DSP 3400A and necessary documentation

Hi fabrizio,

 

 > yes I am italian, you too ?

 

Yes, I also Italian dock ... :-) ...

 

> I would be happy to know, for instance, how to implement a simple microblaze that uses the DVI. The board does not seem to come with any explanation or core IP modules for the

> many pheripherals that the board has. Maybe somebody can hlep?

 

The manual for the development board never contains information for developing applications if not for the hardware interface. Normally you need to find a part of the "Reference Design". For Your board DVI reference design is here Reference Design . Maybe other reference disgn are on Avnet.

 

Kappa.

 

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Registered: ‎10-19-2009

Re: Spartan 3A-DSP 3400A and necessary documentation

Kappa,

grazie infinite ! I suppose you do development with a Spartan 3A DSP 3400A board, right?

Would it be possible for me to ask you few questions, maybe via e-mail? 

thank

fabrizio

PS my e-mail is fabrizio(dot)tappero(at)gmail(dot)com

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Voyager
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Registered: ‎05-09-2008

Re: Spartan 3A-DSP 3400A and necessary documentation

Hi Fabrizio,

 

> grazie infinite !

 

di niente.

 

> I suppose you do development with a Spartan 3A DSP 3400A board, right?

 

Yes, i use my platform board with Spartan 3A DSP 3400A. I have other development board : ML402 and XtremeDSP.

 

> Would it be possible for me to ask you few questions, maybe via e-mail? 

 

Yes, no problem.

 

Kappa.

 

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Visitor kwooding
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Re: Spartan 3A-DSP 3400A and necessary documentation

Well, there are certainly a number of relevant guides:

 

http://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/hw-sd3400a-dsp-db-uni-g.htm

 

Also, you may learn something from the reference designs for the other 3A-type hardware:

 

http://www.xilinx.com/products/boards/s3astarter/reference_designs.htm

 

And of course, if you have more specific questions, there's always this forum!

 

Hope that's helpful...

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Re: Spartan 3A-DSP 3400A and necessary documentation

Hello kwooding,

 

Thanks a lot. the second link is quite interesteting.

 

Cheers

Fabrizio

 

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