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Old 10-22-2007, 06:22 AM
Vagant
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Default ISE or EDK?

Hello,

I want to design a system which includes ADC, digital filter, DAC with
dataflow chart like this:

audio_signal1->ADC->digital filter->DAC->audio_signal2

digital filter has to be controlled from PC host running Windows
through a GUI written in Visual Basic.

Which software from Xilinx is more appropriate to design such system -
WebPack ISE or EDK?

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Old 10-22-2007, 10:36 AM
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Default Re: ISE or EDK?

On Oct 22, 6:22 am, Vagant <[email protected]> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I want to design a system which includes ADC, digital filter, DAC with
> dataflow chart like this:
>
> audio_signal1->ADC->digital filter->DAC->audio_signal2
>
> digital filter has to be controlled from PC host running Windows
> through a GUI written in Visual Basic.
>
> Which software from Xilinx is more appropriate to design such system -
> WebPack ISE or EDK?


Hi Vagant,

I would use ISE with MACFIR filter core on a OpalKelly XEM3001 board.
XEM3001 has a very easy to use USB2.0 interface.
Add ons (ADC and DAC) should have parallel bus and easy handshaking to
ease FPGA communication.
If you are a beginner embedded design is an overkill.

Cheers,

Guru

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Old 10-22-2007, 07:58 PM
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Default Re: ISE or EDK?

Vagant wrote:
> Which software from Xilinx is more appropriate to design such system -
> WebPack ISE or EDK?

EDK is not a stand-alone software, you need ISE for it to work.

That said:

- ISE is used for everything you need to do to get a bitfile for the
FPGA in the first place: synthesis, map, place and route.

- EDK is used for building FPGA system-on-chips with embedded
microprocessors like MicroBlaze or the embedded
PowerPC in certain Xilinx devices. EDK is more or less optional: It
simplifies the task of building complex designs that include
microprocessors.

HTH,
Sean

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Old 10-22-2007, 09:19 PM
MM
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Default Re: ISE or EDK?

"Vagant" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected] ps.com...
> Hello,
>
> I want to design a system which includes ADC, digital filter, DAC with
> dataflow chart like this:
>
> audio_signal1->ADC->digital filter->DAC->audio_signal2
>
> digital filter has to be controlled from PC host running Windows
> through a GUI written in Visual Basic.
>
> Which software from Xilinx is more appropriate to design such system -
> WebPack ISE or EDK?
>


Do you know which FPGA you will be using? In any case the main question you
need to answer is how precisely you are going to control the filter. If you
decide that it would be beneficial to have a CPU running in your FPGA, then
EDK will be a very useful addition to ISE, which you will need in any case.
When it comes to actually using EDK you will have an option of creating your
top level project in either ISE or EDK. I think for a project as you
describe it is easier to have top-level project in ISE, but it is really a
matter of taste.


/Mikhail


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