New Horizons

Welcome to my blog

My name is Sven Andersson and I
work as a consultant in embedded
system design, implemented in ASIC
and FPGA.
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.


New Horizons
What's new
Starting a blog
Writing a blog
Using an RSS reader

Zynq Design From Scratch
Started February 2014
1 Introduction
Changes and updates
2 Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC
3 ZedBoard and other boards
4 Computer platform and VirtualBox
5 Installing Ubuntu
6 Fixing Ubuntu
7 Installing Vivado
8 Starting Vivado
9 Using Vivado
10 Lab 1. Create a Zynq project
11 Lab 1. Build a hardware platform
12 Lab 1. Create a software application
13 Lab 1. Connect to ZedBoard
14 Lab 1. Run a software application
15 Lab 1. Benchmarking ARM Cortex-A9
16 Lab 2. Adding a GPIO peripheral
17 Lab 2. Create a custom HDL module
18 Lab 2. Connect package pins and implement
19 Lab 2. Create a software application and configure the PL
20 Lab 2. Debugging a software application
21 Running Linux from SD card
22 Installing PetaLinux
23 Booting PetaLinux
24 Connect to ZedBoad via ethernet
25 Rebuilding the PetaLinux kernel image
26 Running a DHCP server on the host
27 Running a TFTP server on the host
28 PetaLinux boot via U-boot
29 PetaLinux application development
30 Fixing the host computer
31 Running NFS servers
32 VirtualBox seamless mode
33 Mounting guest file system using sshfs
34 PetaLinux. Setting up a web server
35 PetaLinux. Using cgi scripts
36 PetaLinux. Web enabled application
37 Convert from VirtualBox to VMware
38 Running Linaro Ubuntu on ZedBoard
39 Running Android on ZedBoard
40 Lab2. Booting from SD card and SPI flash
41 Lab2. PetaLinux board bringup
42 Lab2. Writing userspace IO device driver
43 Lab2. Hardware debugging
44 MicroZed quick start
45 Installing Vivado 2014.1
46 Lab3. Adding push buttons to our Zynq system
47 Lab3. Adding an interrupt service routine
48 Installing Ubuntu 14.04
49 Installing Vivado and Petalinux 2014.2
50 Using Vivado 2014.2
51 Upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04
52 Using Petalinux 2014.2
53 Booting from SD card and SPI flash
54 Booting Petalinux 2014.2 from SD card
55 Booting Petalinux 2014.2 from SPI flash
56 Installing Vivado 2014.3

Chipotle Verification System

EE Times Retrospective Series
It all started more than 40 years ago
My first job as an electrical engineer
The Memory (R)evolution
The Microprocessor (R)evolution

Four soft-core processors
Started January 2012
Table of contents
OpenRISC 1200
Nios II

Using the Spartan-6 LX9 MicroBoard
Started August 2011
Table of contents
Problems, fixes and solutions

FPGA Design From Scratch
Started December 2006
Table of contents
Acronyms and abbreviations

Actel FPGA design
Designing with an Actel FPGA. Part 1
Designing with an Actel FPGA. Part 2
Designing with an Actel FPGA. Part 3
Designing with an Actel FPGA. Part 4
Designing with an Actel FPGA. Part 5

A hardware designer's best friend
Zoo Design Platform

Installing Cobra Command Tool
A processor benchmark

Porting a Unix program to Mac OS X
Fixing a HyperTerminal in Mac OS X
A dream come true

Stockholm by bike

The New York City Marathon

Kittelfjall Lappland

Tour skating in Sweden and around the world
Wild skating
Tour day
Safety equipment
A look at the equipment you need
Skate maintenance
Books, photos, films and videos
Weather forecasts

38000 feet above see level
A trip to Spain
Florida the sunshine state

Photo Albums
Seaside Florida
Ronda Spain
Sevilla Spain
Cordoba Spain
Alhambra Spain
Kittelfjäll Lapland
Landsort Art Walk
Skating on thin ice

100 Power Tips for FPGA Designers

Adventures in ASIC
Computer History Museum
Design & Reuse
d9 Tech Blog
EDA Cafe
EDA DesignLine
Eli's tech Blog
FPGA Arcade
FPGA Central
FPGA developer
FPGA Journal
FPGA World
Lesley Shannon Courses
Mac 2 Ubuntu
Programmable Logic DesignLine
World of ASIC

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Sunday, January 21, 2007
Skiing in Kittelfjäll Lapland
It is January 17th and the winter has not come to Stockholm. I call my brother and ask him if he would like to come skiing with me. Where are we going he asks? Let's go to Kittelfjäll in Lapland. They have more than one meter of snow and they are famous for their off-pist skiing. I take the train to Hudiksvall close to where my brother lives and from his house we take the car. A 520 km drive will take us to Kittelfjäll in southern Lapland (latitude 65.25, longitude 15.50). We have booked a room at hotel Granen (The Spruce) only 3 km from the lift station. We start our trip at 9:30 in the morning and 7 hours later we arrive in Kittelfjäll after a long drive through a wintry Sweden. If you don't want to drive you can take the night bus from Stockholm to Kittelfjäll. You can also fly with Skyways from Stockholm Arlanda to Vilhelmina where you can rent a car and drive the last 140 km to Kittelfjäll or take the transfer bus.

Kittelfjäll is an off-pist paradise. There are only a few prepared slopes, everything else is left for off-pist skiing. The
heli-skiing is one of the best in Sweden and it is cheap. We missed the heli-skiing this time, it starts first week of February.
But there are a lot of other things you can discover in this wide off-pist ski area. You can ski almost everywhere in the woods, down in the ravines Storgrova and Konsumravinen and if you like you can join a guided tour up to one of the nearby mountain tops. When we were here it had snowed for a couple of days and we found unspoiled snow everywhere. We had a lot of fun.

Here are some more
photos from Kittelfjäll.

Read more about Kittelfjäll in
Skidguiden and Åka Skidor (in Swedish).

Posted at 21:43 by

January 23, 2007   10:25 PM PST
Hej där!
Kul att besöka din blogg och spana av bilderna som blev riktigt lyckade, precis som helgen. Har ni planerat in nästa skidtrip ännu? För oss (stefan och maria) blir det nog premiären i Gränsen.

Ta det aldrig lugnt det gäller att öka hela tiden! För det är i gränslandet mella kaos och ordning utveckling sker.


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