PCB Design and the FreeRouting Autorouter

Work on designing the PCB layout continues in earnest. We encounter a few software issues relating to the hardware of the task, which prompt some worried thoughts. As always, here’s a look back at the previous week. Click here to skip to the conclusion. Pin Assignments During design it became Read more…

Week1: Spartan-6 Configuration Interfaces

Another week, another intern. I started on 28 June and was told by my supervisor that I’ll be working mainly with Jia Xien in contributing to the hardware and firmware aspects of Aeste’s current project. After going through the basic tutorials on Git and C, I dove right into my task of the week: researching and weighing configuration interfaces for an FPGA. If you’re feeling an onset of TL;DR-itis, feel free to skip to the last paragraph.