Spartan 3e (xilinx) \ fpga

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Joined Aug 15, 2012
Hey , I just bought me kit spartan 3e i need to do a clock to show in the lcd display( I'm mean a real clock with cronometer and date\month\year on spartan 3e using FPGA, but I dont even know how to start it =( plase somebody can help me ?
I' a starter ou if somebody have a project (simple), something that a can learn by myself ! tks... =)


Joined Sep 20, 2005
First, download the xilinx ise from their webpage. When you have it up and running, you need to decide whether you want to do the design in a schematic form (which is rather annoying to do in this program) or you want to specify the design in VHDL code, which is the industry standard.

VHDL has a little steeper learning curve, but once you get over the unusual syntax and do some examples, it is the way to go.

What is your experience in circuit design and logic circuits in general?
I will try to look up a vhdl tutorial, which should get you started.