The X86 has always supported unaligned accesses. In the ARM world the first architecture that supported unaligned accesses in hardware was ARMv6. The architecture was implemented in the ARM11 core around the year 2002 and onward. There is an excellent… Continue Reading
This is Part 2 of a two-part series on Ethernet RMII. In Part 1 I described my hardware setup and basic Ethernet operation. In the second and final part I will describe the design of specialized MAC cores I implemented… Continue Reading
This is Part 1 of the two-part series on Ethernet RMII. Part 2 is also available. Imagine your application requires a non-standard periphery controlled by an embedded processor. What options do you have? The periphery can be implemented in an… Continue Reading
[half-way through; click a pic to see hi-res] [connections to bga] [finished “product”] And it (almost) worked! Though not at-speed, because of wire inductances.
Finally, after much waiting, my ZedBoard arrived on Tuesday. See it shining in the picture above, isn’t it lovely? So far I managed only to unbox it and turn it on… Hence only a few notes on the beginnings: Running… Continue Reading