Setting up FPGA Board

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ECE101

Joined Nov 25, 2011
29
Hi,

I have been given the following board:

http://digilent.org/Products/Detail.cfm?Prod=NEXYS2

I've downloaded the adept software and have also Xilinx ISE Webpack V13.2.

I've got experience programming in VHDL but the configuration aspect has always been taken care of. Basically I'm just wondering if someone could help me figure out how to get my VHDL onto the board!

My Christmas goal for now is to get a simple blinky program running on the board itself!

What else do I need or what do I need to configure?

Any advice or useful links would be greatly appreciated :)
 

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ECE101

Joined Nov 25, 2011
29
I have a JTAG cable but it would be more convenient to use the boards usb port as long as it didnt complicate things further...
 

kubeek

Joined Sep 20, 2005
5,654
You should consult the manual, but I guess the USB port will not be connected the right way to allow you to load your code into the flash memory.
 
You should be able to basically plug and play with a 3E and USB. Just install the cable drivers for USB. May have to play with the configuration headers, but i can't remember off the top of my head. Consult the Spartan 3E Users Guide.

Of course you'll need to go through the ISE flow and generate a bitstream which will be used to configure the board.
 
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