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For Christmas, Santa Claus brought a Digilent
Atlys development board for the Xilinx Spartan-6 FPGA's. Nice
board, with a bunch of peripherals (Ethernet, USB, audio, HDMI!,
The HDMI interface and protocol is implemented as
firmware in the FPGA. My only test so far was to connect an HDMI
output to a monitor and power up the board. It generates a test
pattern of colored squares right out of the box. Nice. 2011 is
going to be interesting.
While setting it up, I also
noticed that Digilent now provides tools for Linux programming and
communication with their FPGA boards. Need to check those out as
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