[Noisebridge-discuss] Interest check: HDL/FPGA for noobs class?

Adam Bauserman bauserman at gmail.com
Mon Apr 15 17:59:55 UTC 2013

I'd be interested in this too, haven't done anything with FPGAs in a few
years but would be interesting for some things that are hard to do on an
arduino/avr. Also happy to help if anyone is learning HDL, I use verilog
and VCS all the time at work.

On Mon, Apr 15, 2013 at 3:10 AM, Robert "Finny" Merrill <
rfmerrill at berkeley.edu> wrote:

> On Sun, Apr 14, 2013 at 10:43 PM, D J Capelis <mail at capelis.dj> wrote:
>> I have.  It's only a little weird, as most proprietary software running
>> on Linux tends to be.  I guess notably there's a settings script that you
>> need to run before invoking any of their tools that creates and modifies
>> some environment variables.  I use my own wrapper script that adds a few of
>> my own variables (mostly for licensing), calls their scripts and invokes
>> the Xilinx tools using a subshell that keeps my main shell clean.  The good
>> news is that the installer is actually fairly respectful leaving most of
>> the rest of your system alone and functionality-wise, it seems to work as
>> well as ISE does on other platforms.
> Quartus does the same thing. It has its own lib directory with its own
> binary versions of standard libraries, which is a bit annoying because when
> it tries to spawn processes (like a web browser to read the documentation)
> they inherit the LD_LIBRARY_PATH and will sometimes explode because
> libstdc++ is compiled with the wrong version of gcc
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