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Playing with the Cyclone V SoC system – DE0-Nano-SoC Kit/Atlas-SoC

Recently I bought the DE0-Nano-SoC Kit/Atlas-SoC development board from Terasic which contains a Cyclone V SoC from Altera. The board is a good starting point to get involved in embedded system development with SoCs. The Cyclone V SoC is a

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Arduino Due clone based on the Atmel SAM3X8E, KiCAD design

This project came up to test PCB design with KiCAD. Some Atmel SAM3X8E microprocessors were available, the same as one finds on the Arduino Due, and I got tired on the limitations of the free version of Eagle. So I

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Breakout board for the DAC900E a 165 MSPS @ 10 Bit DAC

This breakout board helps me to interface my FPGA with the DAC900E from Texas Instruments. The DAC has 165 MSPS and 10 bits which is quite some speed. The combination FPGA and DAC opens up for experiments with digital signal

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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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Raspberry Pi as an Oscilloscope @ 10 MSPS

Finally today my article about making the Raspberry Pi to an oscilloscope was published in “The MagPi” issue 24 page 4-9 http://www.themagpi.com/issue/issue-24/ The article describes a Linux kernel module needed for the readout and gives a starting example how to

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