July 27, 2012
Three Rings of EE Fun
Black Hats, FPGAs, and GPS Spoofs
Welcome to the Big Top of EE Fun, ladies and gentlemen! We’ve got Black Hat hackers, GPS spoofers, and in the center ring, a serious FPGA heavy hitter. This week I chat with Jeff Waters (Senior VP and General Manager at Altera) about how FPGAs can differentiate your design from the next guy’s ASSP, how FPGAs are making their way into the automotive market, and what make and model Jeff would pick as his dream car.
I also have one more Altera DE0-Nano Development Kit (courtesy of Altera) to give away to one lucky listener. I'll tell you at the end of my broadcast how you can enter to win!
Fish Fry Links - July 27, 2012
Press Release - White Sands tests show GPS ‘spoofing’ can be countered
Kevin Morris' feature article Towards Silicon Convergence - Altera’s CTO Weighs In
Fish Fry Executive Interviews
Posted on July 28, 2012 at 10:08 AMHi Amelia,
Here is what I would do with the DE0 Nano. I would develop a motor controller, with a NIOS processor and some custom logic for functions like PWM. I could use the ADC inputs for motor sensors like Hall sensors or other position sensors.
Posted on August 02, 2012 at 4:29 PMthe accelerometer and built-in ADC in DE0-Nano would be perfect for designing an inverted pendulum ; de0-nano is attached to pendulum and and its controlled by checks on ADXL345 readings in my program that moves the motors accordingly.
Posted on August 07, 2012 at 8:32 PMI just got my HAM radio license a few months ago. If I got the dev kit I would try and make a direct conversion RF receiver. The FPGA would directly sample the RF signal with the ADC and decimate and filter the data into a form that a computer could process it. Similar to this student project:http://www.ece.vt.edu/swe/eta/reports/090713_S60DCR.pdf but a bit smaller in scope.