Yearly Archives: 2015

Want a Logic Analyzer?? Then just get a Papilio!

Not long ago we published an article about using an Arduino UNO as a logic analyzer. As it couldn´t be otherwise, you can also do the same with a Papilio. And guess what? The Papilio-based logic analyzer is more powerful.

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Ever dreamt of playing Tetris on a wall of your room? Now it´s possible!

Remember all those days looking at a small screen following the tiny cubes falling down quicker and quicker…? Never again! Those days are gone and for good. We are not saying that you no longer have to play Tetris, just

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The Oldland CPU 32-bit FPGA Core

Here is a promising looking Soft Processor core available on OpenCores.com. It looks like it has some nice simulation and debugging tools built in – as well as a C toolchain. Included with the package is oldland-rtlsim, which lets you simulate

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PyroEDU’s video course on FPGA

Pyroedu has posted a video course on FPGA’s. Since it based on Altera FPGA some of the portions are not 100% applicable, but there is a bunch of good basic FPGA info in the lessons. It makes a nice addition

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Hacking the OV7670 camera module (SCCB cheat sheet inside)

Here is a nice technical write-up of the OV7670 camera module that can be purchased on eBay for under $10. We have a Wing that lets you easily connect this camera to the Papilio. There are also VHDL code examples

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Inferring true dual-port, dual-clock RAMs in Xilinx and Altera FPGAs

Excellent method to infer a Block RAM memory block of any size in simple code that works for Xilinx and Altera devices. I needed to generate some BRAM for a DesignLab module I was putting together and I remembered I

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DesignLab 0.2.0 Released for Windows and Linux

Hello everyone, Exciting news! We just hit a major milestone with a DesignLab 0.2.0 release for both Windows and Linux that can be downloaded here. This is the first release that has all of the core functionality envisioned for DesignLab

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Open Source Hardware Advances Science,Technology

Papilio One spotted in article about Open Source Hardware! Developments in open source are not just exciting as viable and marketable options, but as a real boon for innovation. Growing interest along with shared goals to create and better developments

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The Papilio DUO is finally here!

Here at Gadget Factory we are happy to announce that our next generation of products are now available at our online store. The long awaited Papilio DUO along with the new Papilio Shields are finally here after a successful Kickstarter

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USB PIDs For All – New USB PID Source

Making an Open Source Hardware device and need a USB VID/PID but can’t afford $5K? Well now there is a new option for getting your own PID for free! Now, someone has finally done the sensible thing and put an

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