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Adding Build and Version Control Information in FPGA Bitstream

When handling FPGA bitstreams it would be nice to have a way to extract build and version information from them, especially when working with hardware-software designs. After generating a few different versions of a bitstream for a project it can be easy to lose track, especially when the design changes are not just incremental but alternative, e.g., to compare performance between possible implementations. In this post we will look at how to add build and version information to an FPGA…

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Running Vivado in the Cloud

Vivado Vivado is one of our main tools when working with FPGAs. However when implementing for big FPGAs such as Kintex/Virtex Ultrascale devices, the processing can take forever when running with a high resource usage. The goal of this article is to show a way to tackle this problem and generate more bitstreams faster. By launching Vivado multiple times in the Cloud on instances of our choice (need 128 CPUs and 2TB of RAM, go ahead, just kidding, but this…

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Technical articles related to the development work performed at the REDS institute, HEIG-VD (Switzerland).

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