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July 2014

Virtual Com Port Connection to DE0-Nano – vj-uart

July 12th, 2014|

Reader Paul Green was inspired by one of my blog posts, and has done an amazing job of taking it to the next level. The vj-uart project allows communication to the DE0-Nano using a virtual com port connection.
This tutorial will explain how to pull the files down from GitHub, and how to start talking […]

June 2014

Website redesign is up and running

June 7th, 2014|

The blog has a new look! The original design was over 4 years old and was starting to look a little dated. It just felt like time to make a change. I still have plenty of things I need to tweak with the new look, but it’s ready to be pushed out. If I […]

April 2014

Crossed the 50K All Time Views Milestone this week!

April 5th, 2014|

This week the idle-logic blog crossed the 50K all time views mark:

From people all over the world:

It’s a humble number, but a satisfying milestone to cross.
New Blog Feature
I’ve been remiss to add new blog posts because I didn’t want to bury the particularly popular posts currently on the front page. In order to remedy […]

September 2013

Updated b2vFixer.tcl for Quartus / Modelsim

September 21st, 2013|

I created a small improvement to my Quartus b2vFixer.tcl script. You can find the original post describing the purpose of this script here. In summary, this script is used to convert a top-level Quartus BDF (Block Design File) to a Verilog file usable in ModelSim.

The only real change in this update is to allow […]

August 2013

Jesse op den Brouw’s BDF to VHDL Converter & Modelsim Starter Script

August 11th, 2013|

Jesse, a professor at the The Hague University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands), has been kind enough to share with us his BDF to VHDL conversion script which can also kick off Modelsim.