A how-to getting an LED flashing using VHDL from Harris’ Electronics: The cheap price however comes with a few niggles, namely getting it up and running in the first place with the limited documentation. Gnarly Grey do a great job of explaining programming a starting program but don’t say much about further development. With that […]
Elia writes: One day when playing with the CPLD board I accidentally shorted out two pins on the on-board FT2232 and – unfortunately – the magic smoke escaped! It was very clear that the FT2232 failed because it got very warm when plugging in the USB cable. Luckily the dev kit includes a 0.1″ header […]
Lattice Semi has released their iCEstick eval board. This board has a high-performance, low-power iCE40HX1K FPGA on board and has a USB thumb drive form factor. IO connectors include 16 LVCMOS/LVTTL (3.3 V) digital I/O connections on 0.1” through-hole connections and a 2 x 6 position Digilent Pmod connector for other peripheral connections. The board’s […]
Colfaxmingo built a free Lattice CPLD development board PCB. CPLDs are programmable logic gate arrays which allow you to build custom logic devices by programing them. If you build a free PCB we’ll send you another one! Blog about it, post a picture on Flicker, whatever – we’ll send you a coupon code for the […]
Lattice Semiconductor has just announced Lattice Diamond® release 1.3, updating their FPGA design software environment. They write: This release further builds on helping FPGA designers reach their goals for cost sensitive and low-power applications. In addition to its industry-leading Power Calculator, Lattice Diamond 1.3 software now aids migrating a design to a lower cost device […]
Not content to leave well enough alone with their first humorous video promo for the MachXO2, the people at Lattice Semi released the above video for their Lattice ECP3 family of FPGA devices.
Lattice made an over-the-top infomercial for the MachXO2 Programmable Logic Device. PLDs are in the neighborhood of CPLDs and FPGAs. Lattice CPLDs are available at Mouser, but we’ve never tried them. Any experience? This gem seems to have originated with Jeri Ellsworth, but it’s everywhere today.