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CPLD development boards back in stock

Friday, March 9th, 2012

CoolRunner-II XC2C64A CPLD development boards are back in stock at Seeed Studio. CPLDs are programmable logic gate arrays which allow you to build custom logic devices simply by programing them. Get the CoolRunner-II development board for $15 and XC9572XL dev-board  for $15.

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CPLD development boards back in stock

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

CoolRunner-II XC2C64A CPLD development boards are back in stock at Seeed Studio. Get the CoolRunner-II development board for $15 and XC9572XL dev-board  for $15.

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Xilinx CoolRunner-II CPLD starter kit

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Arhi tipped us to this starter kit for CoolRunner-II CPLDs: I can highly recommend CoolRunner-II CPLD Starter Kit. I have this small board for a while and it's more then you need to learn to use cpld's and it's fairly cheap ($60)... it's of course proprietary, the atmel on board...

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Debugging a glitch on a CoolRunner-II project

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

While working on his CoolRunner-II 50Mhz counter project jbaele found a bug. The reset line was showing a serious glitch when the stop signal was sent to the counter. The glitch was found to be the result of having the stop and reset signals next to each other on a...

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CPLD development boards back in stock

Friday, September 30th, 2011

CoolRunner-II XC2C64A CPLD development boards are back in stock at Seeed Studio. Get the CoolRunner-II development board for $15 and XC9572XL dev-board  for $15.

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App note: CoolRunner-II character LCD module interface

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Xilinx has an application note explaining how to use LCD modules with a CPLD. CoolRunner-II CPLDs can be used to control dot-matrix liquid crystal display (LCD) modules. The low-power characteristics of LCD modules make them an ideal complement to the CoolRunner-II family. These displays typically require 3.3V signals. However, this...

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CPLD development boards back in stock

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

CPLD development boards are back in stock at Seeed Studio. Get the CoolRunner-II development board for $15 and XC9572XL dev-board  for $15.

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CPLD development boards back in stock

Monday, June 6th, 2011

CPLD development boards are back in stock at Seeed Studio. Plunify has demos for these boards. Our overview later this week. Get the CoolRunner-II development board for $15 and XC9572XL dev-board  for $15.

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CPLD dev-board button bouncieness

Monday, May 16th, 2011

voidptr tested the bouncieness of the CPLD development board button and found it to be pretty good. XSVF and SVF files are available to download if you'd like to program the CPLD and try it yourself. that little switch is not bouncy ... 1 bounce each 4 or 5 clicks...

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Mini robot design using CoolRunner-II CPLD

Friday, April 15th, 2011

It's National Robotics Week, and what would National Robotics Week be without a CPLD based mini robot design? Here's a mini robot design project outline (PDF!) found in the World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology journal. While it's not a "how to" style article (no schematic/code provided), it describes...

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Free PCB Sunday: CPLD development boards

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

We go through a lot of prototype PCBs, and end up with lots of extras that we’ll never use. Every Sunday we give away a few PCBs from one of our past or future projects, or a related prototype. Our PCBs are made through Seeed Studio’s Fusion board service. This...

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Week in (p)review: April 01, 2011

Friday, April 1st, 2011

Don't forget to share your current project in the comments or the forum. This week our favorite project gets a free QFP protoboard. Here's a summary of major developments over the last week: We released XC9572XL and XC2C64A (CoolRunner-II) CPLD development boards USB IR Toy v1 and Web platform v1.1...

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Xilinx CPLD schematic libraries guide

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

When you get your CPLD development board, you'll want to start coding! Programs for Xilinx CPLDs are most commonly written in Verilog or VHDL, and you will find examples on our CPLD page. A third way which is usually easier for beginners is schematic entry which you can do in...

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Free PCB: CPLD development boards

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

To celebrate the launch of our new CPLD development boards we’re giving away PCBs. Just ask for a CoolRunner-II or XC9572XL dev-board in the comments, if you have a project in mind we'd like to hear about it too. Assembled CoolRunner-II and XC9572XL development boards are available now for $15....

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NEW PROTOTYPE: CoolRunner-II CPLD development board

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Ever get stuck choosing the right logic chip combination or voltage level translator? Give up the hunt and create your own custom logic chip. CPLDs can give you the logic you need, with the pinout you want, while saving board space and board revisions. The CoolRunner-II XC2C CPLD has two...

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Xilinx CPLD applications handbook

Friday, March 18th, 2011

This document from Xilinx could easily be titled "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Xilinx CPLDs But Didn't Know Where to Look." Its the Xilinx CPLD Applications Handbook, featuring the CoolRunner-II and XC9500XL. It's a 422 page compendium of application notes, hardware interfacing tips and specs that any Xilinx...

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Xilinx CPLDs: XC9500 vs CoolRunner-II

Monday, January 17th, 2011

The two cheapest and most readily available Xilinx CPLD families are the XC9500 and CoolRunner-II. Both are in stock at DigiKey in a variety of packages, with simple devices starting at around $1. We wondered what exactly the differences are, here's our notes in a table. More on the wiki.

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Recent Comments

  • gant: They still have a couple of the more expensive (but still considerably cheap) 5S-I-S01 in stock...
  • readybrek: Anyone got a any recommendations for a budget-priced hot air station?
  • William: lol I'm happy to waste 3c for each program/debug cycle... but probably not the time spent soldering a new device down to a proto board!...
  • Joe Desbonnet: Ya, I can recommend the low melting point solder. I used brand 'ChipQuik' and it's amazingly easy to use.
  • Jerome: I need a new BusPirate for the Fablab ;) Many thanks!