Posts Tagged ‘xc9500xl’

Re-animating the PDP-11/70 with CPLD, ethernet

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

J. Peterson updated a PDP-11/70 console with an ethernet controller and a CPLD to control the blinking LEDs: I've always missed that visual and tactile aspect of computers that's been lost since the advent of microprocessors. When a console for a PDP-11/70 came up for sale on Ebay, I couldn't...

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NEW PROTOTYPE: XC9572XL 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 Xilinx XC9500XL family has some...

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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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CPLD breakout board PCBs

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

A box of PCBs just arrived with the new CPLD breakout board designs. The top board is for the XC9500XL family (XC9572XL), the other boards is for a CoolRunner-II (XC2C64A). Check out the quick start guides for these parts. Both boards have all the pins broken out to header, and...

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