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Re: IDE-EXI Gerbers, Design Files, BOM, PDF and Program File

Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 8:42 am
by liquitt
so even in times of WODE and WKF this seems to be on people's wishlist :)

Re: IDE-EXI Gerbers, Design Files, BOM, PDF and Program File

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:27 pm
by conanac
If you make another batch, count me in for one (if it is cheap enough, I could take two so I have a spare).
Thanks.

Re: IDE-EXI Gerbers, Design Files, BOM, PDF and Program File

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:40 pm
by SouLSLayeR
Have you considered maybe selling kits?
Unpopulated pcb + flashed CPLD.

This isn't for the price difference, but mainly the DIY part :3

Re: IDE-EXI Gerbers, Design Files, BOM, PDF and Program File

Posted: Thu May 03, 2012 3:37 pm
by atari2atari
I'd be in for at least two adapters myself - - I am eager to take full advantage of what Swiss has to offer!

-a2a

Re: IDE-EXI Gerbers, Design Files, BOM, PDF and Program File

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 6:20 pm
by BuckoA51
I just found out about this today, I'd very much like to get one of these adapters to play with, I'm incompetent when it comes to soldering so I'd have to buy one, if any are available please let me know!

Re: IDE-EXI Gerbers, Design Files, BOM, PDF and Program File

Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:26 pm
by humerf
emu_kidid wrote:I have it at about $1200 for 100 fully made if I re-use the same factory as before (excluding postage fees for the xilinx back and fourth from supplier to factory and then the ide-exi's themselves to me and to you), so about $15-$20 each.
I saw here in Brazil easy 50 units in 20/30 days at most if you can make some units, and an attractive price I picked up some pieces (one course for me, for my "EXI-IDE diy " not working, I have done something wrong) then tell me why this is true if "private messages" ok .
and also if you can only drive a pcb for me I thank you, so I can resoldar xilinx (blue-chip v9/v10) in another pcb
thanks

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Another question
I just did a test on my door "DB25" and pin 15 (Vcc) brand 5v instead of 3.3v would be right to be programmed Xilinx right?
pin 13 - 1.6V +/-

Will this be the error of my EXI-IDE not recognized by the program and so can not plan it, it always gives "cable failure"?

I do own a cable?
I made the cable and simple as the diagram posted only with a 4k7 resistor.
use windows xp 32bit

I can use this diagram to make the cable and program or not?

http://www.mikrocontroller.net/attachme ... x-JTAG.jpg

or

http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/849/ ... wiring.jpg


Help ! Please !!

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could make the cable to be recognized, I reduced the size of the cable and used an external power from a battery (2032) 3.3v, only now it's time to "program" it gives this error:


Welcome to iMPACT
iMPACT Version: 10.1
// *** BATCH CMD : loadProjectFile -file "C:\Documents and Settings\Administrador\Desktop\gcide\exi2ide.ipf"
Connecting to cable (Parallel Port - LPT1).
Checking cable driver.
Driver windrvr6.sys version = 8.1.1.0. WinDriver v8.11 Jungo (c) 1997 - 2006 Build Date: Oct 16 2006 X86 32bit SYS 12:35:07, version = 811.
LPT base address = 0378h.
ECP base address = 0778h.
Cable connection established.
INFO:iMPACT:2676 - base class function getDeviceChain(index) is called.
INFO:iMPACT:2676 - base class function getDeviceChain(index) is called.
INFO:iMPACT:2676 - base class function getDeviceChain(index) is called.
'1': Loading file 'C:/Documents and Settings/Administrador/Desktop/gc_ide.jed' ...
done.
INFO:iMPACT:1777 -
Reading C:/Xilinx/10.1/ISE/xc9500xl/data/xc95144xl.bsd...
INFO:iMPACT:501 - '1': Added Device xc95144xl successfully.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Active mode is BS
// *** BATCH CMD : setMode -ss
// *** BATCH CMD : setMode -sm
// *** BATCH CMD : setMode -hw140
// *** BATCH CMD : setMode -spi
// *** BATCH CMD : setMode -acecf
// *** BATCH CMD : setMode -acempm
// *** BATCH CMD : setMode -pff
// *** BATCH CMD : setMode -bs
// *** BATCH CMD : setMode -bs
// *** BATCH CMD : setMode -bs
// *** BATCH CMD : setMode -bs
// *** BATCH CMD : Program -p 1 -e -v
INFO:iMPACT:583 - '1': The idcode read from the device does not match the idcode in the bsdl File.
INFO:iMPACT:1578 - '1': Device IDCODE : 00001111111111111111111111111111
INFO:iMPACT:1579 - '1': Expected IDCODE: 00001001011000001000000010010011
PROGRESS_END - End Operation.
Elapsed time = 0 sec.
PROGRESS_START - Starting Operation.

which may be?
Please help !!!!!!

Re: IDE-EXI Gerbers, Design Files, BOM, PDF and Program File

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:04 am
by zeldafan1993
BuckoA51 wrote:I just found out about this today, I'd very much like to get one of these adapters to play with, I'm incompetent when it comes to soldering so I'd have to buy one, if any are available please let me know!
i would also like 1 or 2 if its possible??

Re: IDE-EXI Gerbers, Design Files, BOM, PDF and Program File

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:08 am
by liquitt
there might be another batch soon. until then: diy or try your luck in the marketplace.

Re: IDE-EXI Gerbers, Design Files, BOM, PDF and Program File

Posted: Fri May 10, 2013 1:47 am
by emu_kidid
These were good times :)
Image

Re: IDE-EXI Gerbers, Design Files, BOM, PDF and Program File

Posted: Fri May 10, 2013 11:40 am
by kel01
Wow. It must have taken a while for you to solder all those 40 pin IDE headers on.

Re: IDE-EXI Gerbers, Design Files, BOM, PDF and Program File

Posted: Sat May 11, 2013 12:11 am
by emu_kidid
I had a little fan going for air extraction, but I really felt like a chinese factory worker for a little while :(

Re: IDE-EXI Gerbers, Design Files, BOM, PDF and Program File

Posted: Sat May 11, 2013 6:46 am
by wii_HD
emu_kidid wrote:I had a little fan going for air extraction, but I really felt like a chinese factory worker for a little while :(
foxconn want to hire you.

Re: IDE-EXI Gerbers, Design Files, BOM, PDF and Program File

Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 9:56 pm
by andre104623
I want to thank emu-kidid for this:
IMG_20140828_175536.jpg
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Re: IDE-EXI Gerbers, Design Files, BOM, PDF and Program File

Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 10:52 pm
by emu_kidid
Nice, I don't think there is much demand these days though sadly.

Re: IDE-EXI Gerbers, Design Files, BOM, PDF and Program File

Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 10:57 pm
by andre104623
emu_kidid wrote:Nice, I don't think there is much demand these days though sadly.
Well emu I made a topic about making a third batch and if there is a demand and everything goes as planned I'm going to donate 10% of my profits to your site

Re: IDE-EXI Gerbers, Design Files, BOM, PDF and Program File

Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:05 pm
by andre104623
IMG_20140918_154917.jpg
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These are about 75% complete. I have completed 3 now I have 3 left to do. Tonight hotair reflow xilinx chips and flash then test. Thats it after that on to bigger and better things (GC video!!). This was a fun project and it will be missed thanks everyone

Re: IDE-EXI Gerbers, Design Files, BOM, PDF and Program File

Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:26 pm
by megalomaniac
You might want to get rid of C1 if you run into problems removing the PCB from the card slot

Re: IDE-EXI Gerbers, Design Files, BOM, PDF and Program File

Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:39 pm
by andre104623
megalomaniac wrote:You might want to get rid of C1 if you run into problems removing the PCB from the card slot
I thought it was for flashing the chip only then it could be removed. yeah I noticed I got stuck under the memory card slot :lol:

Re: IDE-EXI Gerbers, Design Files, BOM, PDF and Program File

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 12:47 am
by andre104623
Here are two done and flashed now for testing and remove the JTAG pins. Hot air reflow is so easy for these small chips total build time 45 min to 1 hour each PCB
IMG_20140919_204229.jpg
(1.35 MiB) Not downloaded yet

Re: IDE-EXI Gerbers, Design Files, BOM, PDF and Program File

Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 1:28 pm
by emu_kidid
You don't need to solder pins in for jtag, just use a header on your programmer and hold it there whilst programming.

Re: IDE-EXI Gerbers, Design Files, BOM, PDF and Program File

Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 9:00 pm
by andre104623
emu_kidid wrote:You don't need to solder pins in for jtag, just use a header on your programmer and hold it there whilst programming.
Oh well its a little late for that but I'll remember that when I'm doing the GCvideo project. I have a xilinx usb programmer I should know this but I'll be fine flashing the GC video with this programmer correct

Re: IDE-EXI Gerbers, Design Files, BOM, PDF and Program File

Posted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:28 am
by megalomaniac
andre104623 wrote:I have a xilinx usb programmer I should know this but I'll be fine flashing the GC video with this programmer correct
you can use your xilinx programmer if you plan to convert the code over for xilinx....
else you might want to try using a lattice programmer with the lattice IC used in the design...

Re: IDE-EXI Gerbers, Design Files, BOM, PDF and Program Files

Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:38 pm
by Booradley98
I would be willing to pre-order 2 or 3 adapters if there is another batch going around.