Getting Started with Arty

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As you’ve heard, Digilent came out with a new FPGA board designed for use with MicroBlaze. If you didn’t hear, check out the product announcement post for some information and a Video!

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The new Arty!

The video in that post is a video done by Xilinx, talking about Arty and showing off the demo that comes on board when Arty is shipped to you. The demo uses several I/O features of the board, as well as a UART serial interface.

The menu when you first start up the demo.

The menu when you first start up the demo.

I took the part of the video that goes through the demo and turned it into an Instructable called Getting Started with Arty. 

The Instructable starts with PWM mode, where the switches define a PWM signal that is sent to the LEDs. A PWM signal is a square wave. This dictates how bright the LEDs are by changing duty cycle. You can also see the PWM value on the UART output.

PWM mode, with the PWM value on the screen and the LEDs turned on.

PWM mode, with the PWM value on the screen and the LEDs turned on.

The next mode is Cylon Mode. In this mode the RGB LEDs cycle through colors.

Cylon mode, the chosen mode shown on the screen and the LEDs lit up in a color.

Cylon mode, the chosen mode shown on the screen and the LEDs lit up in a color.

The next mode is the Scrolling LED mode, In this mode the RGB LEDs alternate which one is on at a given time.

Scrolling LEDs mode!

Scrolling LEDs mode!

To use the on-board demo you can go through my Instructable. For more information about Arty, including the reference manual and demo projects go to the Arty Reference Center.

 

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