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.
There’s a new exploit to run unsigned code on the XBOX360. Presumably Linux. Looks like the haxxors have fund a method for hacking the XBOX360 via glitching. They slow down the CPU and send a slower than required reset pulse. Then, about 25% of the times it glitches and loads a modified bootloader which gives […]
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 is not of concern because […]
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 are back in stock at […]
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 separate banks of pins that […]