Altiums latest nanoboard the desktop nanoboard nb2dsk01 takes the nanolevel breadboarding concept introduced with the nanoboardnb1 to a whole new level, enhancing your ability to design, implement and debug an entire design before moving to the production pcb. Jan 09, 2012 altium designer integrated system design of high speed electronic devices based on printed circuit boards, which allows developers to create projects, from concept and vhdldescription of the fpga, to carry out simulation derived schemes and vhdlcode, prepare files for production, and the concept of live design, so called living design, allows you to complete the project onboard debugging. Customers who have a nanoboard nb1 can also purchase the nanoboard nb2 at this special introductory price. Altium s nanoboards are reconfigurable development platforms that give designers highlevel access to todays highcapacity, lowcost programmable devices. Nanoboardnb1 online documentation for altium products. For information on the older nanoboard nb1, refer to the document tr0102 nanoboard technical reference manual nb1. Bootstrapping the daughter board fpga on the nanoboardnb1. Altiums nanoboards are reconfigurable development platforms that give designers highlevel access to todays highcapacity, lowcost programmable devices.
Altium believes that the future of electronics design lies in moving all core functionality into intelligence programmed into a product, putting this intelligence at the centre of the. Unboxing altium nanoboard 3000xn part i carlos lanieri. The nanoboard nb1 uses a xilinx spartan iie100k device xc2s100e as the controller for the board. Altium nanoboardnb1 fpga development system xilinx. Free full software, tools, games, video, music, and many more. Bill takes a look at designer 6 and its components in conjunction with the nanoboardnb1 fpga development. Sep 12, 2005 in addition to the lattice device support within altium designer, a range of latticeececpequipped daughter boards which plug into altium s fpgabased development platform, the nanoboard nb1, will be available later in the year allowing a full interactive system development with latticeececp devices. Overview of the altium nb1 nanoboard the emergence of lowcost fpga and cpld devices from multiple vendors has resulted in the need. Elevator controller is design and implemented on altium nanoboard nb1 hardware kit with the help of altium. Nanoboard nb1 technical reference introduction to the altium nb1 nanoboard this chapter provides a description of the altium nb1 nanoboard along with the key features and a block diagram of the circuit board. Altium limited, a developer of unified electronic product development solutions, continues to expand its range of daughter boards for the altium innovation station and its desktop nanoboard. Dec 10, 2009 the desktop nanoboard nb2dsk01 takes the nanolevel breadboarding concept introduced with the nanoboard nb1 to a whole new level, enhancing your ability to design, implement and debug an entire design before moving to the production pcb. I hope this information will be useful to altium and to other nanoboard users. This fpga design example demonstrates writing text to the lcd on the nb1.
The nanoboard nb1 is altium s legacy development platform for the rapid testing of fpga designs. Nanoboards online documentation for altium products. Apr 12, 2016 design custom nanoboard peripheral boards pt2 part 2. This fpga example project demonstrates ethernet on the nanoboard. Altiums desktop nanoboard nb2dsk01 is a unique, reconfigurable hardware platform that harnesses the power of todays highcapacity, lowcost programmable devices to allow rapid and interactive implementation and debugging of your digital designs. Altium designer provides an opportunity to abandon the problems associated with outdated principles of design, combining modern software and hardware and building a qualitatively new design technology of electronic means recs on the basis of printed circuit boards and programmable logic integrated circuits fpgas. Altium cern library 20 about cern at cern, the european organization for nuclear research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. The nanoboard firmware is the program that is loaded into the nanotalk controller when the board is poweredup. Altium has now added to the range of fpga development boards. Altium 12400nb2dsk01 nanoboard nb2 with xilinx spartan3. Full software development tool chain with libraries and source code. Altium nanoboardnb1 fpga development system xilinx spartan3. Apr 10, 2008 altium s xilinx virtex4 daughter board provides an xc4vlx2510ff668c fpga and a range of onboard memories, and can be used with either the new desktop nanoboard nb2dsk01 or the previousgeneration nanoboard nb1. Connecting the altium usb adapter to a nanoboardnb1.
Designers have everything they need to explore fpgas out of the box. Referred to as the nanotalk controller, this device u8 on the board manages jtag communications with the following. The pc to nanoboard connection depending on the version of nanoboard being used, it is connected to your pc using either a parallel or usb connection. Altium showcases new nanoboardnb2 at embedded world 2007. Buy altium 12400nb2dsk01 xilinx nb2dsk01, nanoboard nb2, with xilinx spartan3.
On the pc side, connect the usb jtag adapter to a spare usb port on the pc, using the supplied usb cable. The nanoboard 3000 is the new one in the nanoboard lineup. The nanoboard 3000 is a radical, fpga development system for designing, prototyping and deploying the next generation of smart, connected. It consists of a motherboard with a variety of commonly used peripherals, and a range of plugin fpga or cpld daughter boards. An intelligent elevator controller which has different modes to reduce traffic problem in elevator and display panel which allows the passengers a quick view of elevator propagation and helps them to reduce their waiting time and reduce stress level of passengers. Altiums nanoboard architecture is unique in that target programmable devices are housed on separate satellite boards, referred to as daughter boards. Last month, we discussed how to get started on custom peripheral board designs by building a template from the pb30 reference design. This will be the first in a multipart series about using the altium nanoboard 3000 with the specific angle of teaching a total fpga newbie how to get started with this board. Altium limited has launched its nextgeneration nanoboardnb2 a unique fpgabased development board targeting unified processorfpga system design.
An 8mbit flash memory devicem25p80 is used to store the programming file required for implementing the design within the fpga. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site including, for example, the order in which they appear. A friend of mine is a senior in mits aeronautical engineering department. Digital traffic controller on the altium nanoboard request pdf. Digital traffic controller on the altium nanoboard. Apr 03, 2008 as with all daughter boards available from altium, it can be used with either the new desktop nanoboard nb2dsk01 or the previousgeneration nanoboard nb1. The hardware and software development platform used for final implementation is the altium nanoboard 3000 xilinx edition, along with the altium designer package. Integrating with altium designer, and at a price of approx.
In addition to the lattice device support within altium designer, a range of latticeececpequipped daughter boards which plug into altiums fpgabased development platform, the nanoboardnb1, will be available later in the year allowing a full interactive system development with latticeececp devices. Altium expands versatility of altium innovation station. Utilizing the spi flash memory on the nanoboardnb1 altium. The nanoboard is connected to a pc using an ethernet crossover cable.
One of the plane layers is used predominantly as a grounding plane gnd, agnd, augnd. Altiums usb jtag adapter enables you to create a jtag link incorporating multiplexed hard and soft jtag chains from your pc running altium designer to a nanoboardnb1, using a usb connection. Ilesh parmar, itil manager serialization cognizant. It can work with the nanoboard 3000 hardware platform and its supplied software libraries let you quickly develop, test and debug a device without the need for. It provides developers with a configurable hardware platform to implement debug designs targeted to a wide range of processor and fpga architectures. Design custom nanoboard peripheral boards pt2 altium. Altiums nanoboard 1 and nb2 architecture is unique in that the target programmable device is housed on a plugin swappable daughter board. Find great deals on ebay for altium and altium designer.
The nanoboard nb1 provides the ability to bootstrap the fpga device located on the currently inserted daughter board, at powerup. Altium s nanoboard 1 and nb2 architecture is unique in that the target programmable device is housed on a plugin swappable daughter board. The display is a 16 character by two line industrystandard lcd with an led backlight. Altium designer summer 09 an integrated system design of highspeed electronic devices based on printed circuit boards, which allows developers to create projects, from concept and vhdldescription of the fpga, simulate circuits and obtained vhdlcode, prepare files for production, and the concept of live design socalled living design, allows you to complete a draft of its onboard. Altium designer is software for designing pc boards, circuit diagrams, field programmable gate array fpga projects and embedded software. Altium announces support for lattice fpga devices signal. Altiums nanoboards are unique, reconfigurable hardware platforms that harnesses the power of todays highcapacity, lowcost programmable devices to allow rapid and interactive implementation and debugging of your digital designs.
This device is component u6 on the nb1 motherboard. Some of the products that appear on this site are from companies from which quinstreet receives compensation. Following hot on the heels of its recently announced altium innovation station which combines the altium designer electronics design software and the desktop nanoboard altium has released a new plug. They use the worlds largest and most complex scientific instruments to study the basic constituents of matter the fundamental particles. Oct, 2009 altiums nanoboard 3000 is a programmable design environment, supplied complete with hardware, software, readytouse, royaltyfree ip and a dedicated altium designer soft design license. Customers who have a nanoboard nb1 can also purchase the nanoboard nb2 at this special. Sep 18, 2009 the nanoboard 3000 is a radical, fpga development system for designing, prototyping and deploying the next generation of smart, connected electronic products. Altium nanoboard nb2 rapid prototyping and development platform. The nanoboardnb1 provides serial spi flash memory for use as embedded memory in an fpga design, enabling you to load and store an embedded software file that will be used when the target design is running.582 233 1320 479 600 1220 710 1537 338 1144 987 1107 810 1333 988 470 1232 339 483 223 1454 1345 1125 692 84 556 335 1158