Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Inforce 6410 and vs-android

This doesn't technically qualify as a personal project, but I acquired a Inforce 6410 single board computer through training that was offered at work.  The training was for writing OpenGL-ES graphic programs on a Snapdragon.  The board is build around a APQ 8064 SoC running Android.

The development platform introduced was Visual Studio and vs-android.  I was surprised by how easy vs-android made it to get C++ OpenGL-ES code running on an Android device.  Sure, there was a setup and learning curve, but at the end there was no struggle with the Android SDK or NDK.

Start to end, no more than a few hours work.  Fun!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Wednesday Night Hack #8 - Mako for Verilog, Moving on ...

Using Mako templates language for hardware design was an interesting experiment.  It was definitely a fun hack.  I am turning my attention away from this pet project to a new tool developed
by engineers at Berkeley: Chisel.

Here is a link to find out more: