14 Jun

Boards sent out a while ago have finally come back, and they are working! Above is the charlieplexed LED matrix board with a basic firmware load that draws a smiley face on the LED matrix. It also allows the user to select a different image (just a frowning face for now, but it needs a duck) t...

24 May

Another good example that demonstrates the power of generators with array-typed ports is a LED matrix generator. But this isn't just generate-30-LEDs-and-plug-into-30-IOs, this uses Charlieplexing to reduce the IO pin requirements significantly. In short, each IO pin can drive both a row of LEDs...

11 Feb

Since most of this week has been a refactoring slog on the HDL compiler, I'll instead talk about the engineering for the source-measure unit (SMU, HDL here) and multimeter (HDL here) example design boards that were built last year, but only started to get brought up. As a recap, a SMU is a combi...

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