Papilio featured in Hack-a-Day

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" Okay, now we’re beginning to feel a bit like [Alice]. This tutorial shows you how to simulate VHDL code.  This code is intended to run on an FPGA and includes a software-only  version of the AVR 8-bit microcontroller core. Essentially, you’ll  simulate VHDL code that simulates AVR hardware. Wrap your mind around  that!

  The code is intended to run on a Papilio Field Programmable Gate Array development board. We saw an early version of this board  running the AVR8 core about a year ago. However, you don’t need to have  any hardware to follow along and recreate this simulation yourself. It  might be a great way to get your feet wet with FPGA programming before  making that first hardware buy. Five different screencasts take you  through the process of getting the AVR8 code, using an altered Arduino  IDE for it, setting up a free version of Xilinx ISE to run the  simulation, then setting it free and interpreting the data that the  simulator spits out the other end."

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