July 21, 2024, 06:27:09 AM

ILA on GateMateA1-EVB

Started by cchndl, March 22, 2024, 12:26:06 PM

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I have one of the GateMate evaluation boards and it runs quite fine, I already got VGA output and a softcore to work.

However, now I wanted to try and run the ILA from Colognechip. I am trying the official blink example.

The ILAcop.py tries to talk to the FPGA over SPI, which is provided by the FTDI chip on the official EVB. I can modify the python so that it flashes the bitstream over the dirtyjtag, but since the ILA wants to talk over the SPI to retreive the samples, I get an error when trying to start the capture.

As far as I see, the SPI on the Olimex board is not connected, at least chip U3 is missing.

Did somebody get the ILA to run? Did you use some cust_gpio_* settings that worked or is there something else that I am missing?

Thanks in advance,


I don't have an answer for the ILA issues, but was wondering if you could tell me how you got VGA working? What VGA code did you use?


I would also pleas know, how to use the GateMate ILA on the Olimex board.

Would it be possible to use an USB FTDI dongle and hook the wires on some expansion port pins instead?