This section introduces tutorials on a range of subjects discussed on this website. The focus here is not an attempt to teach programming languages or programming tricks, but rather it is an attempt to introduce some of the design techniques learnt when working on some of our projects.
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Tutorial 1 - A Serial Communication FPGA Debug Module
This turorial describes the design and development of a serial communications FPGA debug module. The module is developed and tested on the DE0 Nano Development and Education Kit, providing a real-time hardware test enviroment. Application software is being written in Java.
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Tutorial 2 - "Hello World" in VHDL
This second set of tutorials has been written to kick start our new found philosophy of developing a universal, electronic "Hello World" program. The program, which displays the words "Hello World" using Morse code could be used to quickly evaluate a FPGA development board. It could also allow the new user of a development board or evaluation kit to quickly become familiar with any associated development tools used to generate the program, such as Altera's Quartus, Microsemi's Libero and Xilinx's ISE.