Wanna build a TF536 - naive questions ?

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Wanna build a TF536 - naive questions ?

Post by sampedenawa » Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:37 pm

Hello everybody,

sorry to bother here, but I would ask a few things, hope they are not too naive.

After what happened lately, my interest was attracted into building a TF536.
So I preordered a pcb from exxos (7th batch), I ordered all needed components, and I am setting upall needed tools and bits for complete the assembling.

I have a couple questions not find answered reading the posts here (maybe I did not find them, I'm not so smart ....)

- Where can I get the (latest) binaries for the CPLD ? I checked Stephen's github but did not found other than tf536_2019_06_14_alpha.zip. Is it the right one ? People on the forum are toalking of July and August 2020 releases, so I suspect not.

- Can I flash the CPLD with a xilinx USB platform cable/interface or do I need a Raspberry flasher ?

Thanks a lot !

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Re: Wanna build a TF536 - naive questions ?

Post by PhilC » Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:48 pm

hello @sampedenawa

The latest firmware is going to be shared in the firmware section once Exxos has opened that on the forum.

As for programming, you can do this with either the Xilinx programmer or a raspberry pi.
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Re: Wanna build a TF536 - naive questions ?

Post by agranlund » Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:03 pm

PhilC wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:48 pm
As for programming, you can do this with either the Xilinx programmer or a raspberry pi.
I can confirm that the Digilent JTAG-HS2 works fine using xc3sprog as well :)

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Re: Wanna build a TF536 - naive questions ?

Post by sampedenawa » Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:05 pm

PhilC wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:48 pm
hello @sampedenawa

The latest firmware is going to be shared in the firmware section once Exxos has opened that on the forum.

As for programming, you can do this with either the Xilinx programmer or a raspberry pi.
agranlund wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:03 pm
PhilC wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:48 pm
As for programming, you can do this with either the Xilinx programmer or a raspberry pi.
I can confirm that the Digilent JTAG-HS2 works fine using xcs3prog as well :)
Great, thank you !
I think I have far enough time to wait for the firmware section to be opened, before I can get the tf536 pcb in my hands :)

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