Matt Ownby Posted January 25, 2013 Report Share Posted January 25, 2013 Hi all, I am big into writing laserdisc arcade game emulators ( http://www.daphne-emu.com ) and emulating laserdisc players ( http://www.laserdisc-replacement.com ). Recently I've becoming interested in learning more about composite video in hopes of generating my own NTSC video signal. Some googling let me to the TV-out project for the Papilio ( http://papilio.cc/index.php?n=Playground.TVOutputWing ). I am very eager to try this out. I've ordered the parts from the parts list. One thing though, I am pretty sure based on the parts that I've ordered that I am not going to have any pin headers to plug into the "wing" slot on my Papilio (also recently ordered). So I am guessing this is missing from the parts list. Can someone point me to which part this would be so I can solder onto the board when I get it from BatchPCB? Or.. maybe I am totally misunderstanding how wings work, lol. I just looked at the batchPCB image and it actually looks different than the parts that I ordered. *gulp* Also I went through the "getting started" section which installs a "hello world" type program on the Papilio and outputs via the USB serial port. Got that working just fine. But when I wanted to go further I was prompted to install an Arduino IDE. This is where I started to put on the brakes because I thought "Wait a second.. I don't want to write programs that run in an emulated AVR because I have a bunch of real AVR's sitting right here on my desk. I want to do this VHDL stuff." I notice that the TV-out "wing" provides VHDL source code but I have been unable to find anything on this site (and believe me, I've tried) that explains how to compile a simple "hello world" VHDL program or even what compiler to use! So this must be such an obvious known fact that no one thought to put it anywhere on the site! lol... but with me being a VHDL newbie, I have no idea which compiler it is that everyone is using. I've seen some references to "Xilinx ISE". Would that be the compiler? Or is everyone using something else? Basically I just want to get that TV out wing working so I can start modifying it and learning more about NTSC. Thanks!--Matt Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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