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Design of a FPGA PCB including USB2.0 interface and two 80 MHz ADCs

This is my most advanced homemade PCB design until now. The PCB contains a EP3C5E144C8N Cyclone III FPGA from ALTERA, two 8 bit ADCs AD9057 from Analog Devices @ 80 MHz, a FTDI USB2.0 controller and many other things. The

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FTDI FT232H USB 2.0 FPGA extension for the Altera DE0

This is a PCB design using the USB 2.0 IC from FTDI, FT232H – Hi-Speed Single Channel USB UART/FIFO IC, to connect it to the GPIO port of the Altera DE0 development board. The design should also work with other

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Build your own Software Defined Radio (SDR)

This project describes how to build you own Software Defined Radio (receiver part). Starting from an antenna, amplifiers, mixer, filter, ADC, FPGA a FM radio signal is received and demodulated in software. All the blocks for amplification, mixing, filtering and

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A GNU Radio Source Block for the FT232H USB 2.0 controller

Here comes the documentation on how to write a source block for GNU Radio interfacing the FTDI FT232H USB 2.0 controller. This is particular interesting when one is willing to build an own Software Defined Radio (SDR) using an FPGA

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