I no longer have to look into figuring out how to code up or wire up the SZG-DUALSFP daughter board to the Digilent Genesys Zynq UltraScale MPSoC+ board.

Why? Because I have a really old board that cost only $99 dollars that gives me direct access to the pins of an old 10/100 MBit PHY! That’s the Arty Artix-35T mini board!

Anyway… I found a corresponding NI “no longer national instruments” board that targets the same family of FPGAs so I can get started.

What that means is:

  • Create a LabVIEW FPGA project that targets the CompactRIO 9053 board
  • Use the LabVIEW FPGA IP Export the Netlist utility to get a design checkpoint
  • Import that checkpoint in to my Arty project
  • Generate an Arty Bitstream
  • Load it to the FPGA
  • Enjoy my FIX parsing code on this board with full ethernet connectivity.

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However, the Genesys Board will still remain in my consciousness and will be a secondary hobbyist project that I will look into and play with whenever I am tired of the Arty board…

By john

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