My name is Sven Andersson and I
work as a consultant in embedded
system design, implemented in ASIC
In my spare time I write this blog
and I hope it will inspire others to
learn more about this fantastic field.
I live in Stockholm Sweden and have
my own company
You are welcome to contact me
and ask questions or make comments
about my blog.
Start the terminal program GtkTerm and open the Configuration window.
-> gtkterm &
Select port /dev/tty/USB0 and set the speed to 115200. When we press the reset button on the board the following text is displayed.
The help command display.
Embedded demonstration project
This Spartan-6 FPGA LX9 MicroBoard is preprogrammed with an embedded demonstration project that tests the on-board circuitry. This embedded project utilizes a soft-core MicroBlaze processor. Using a terminal program and a web browser, we can interact with the demo to validate the functionality of the board.
Type 'gpio' to test the DIP switches. When instructed set the DIP switches to the proper setting. Note, only one DIP switch should be active at a time for this test. A corresponding LED will light when DIP switches are enabled. When the gpio test is complete, all four FPGA user LEDs will resume blinking.