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Application Notes available for the PiXi

We’re trying to put together a collection of handy reference documents that will help you get the most from the PiXi board. Some of these exist to download, others are in the pipeline and will be available as soon as possible.

AN-001: Beginners guide to the PiXi


AN-002: Programming the FPGA on the PiXi


AN-003: FPGA development on the PiXi


AN-004: Connecting an LCD or Vacuum Fluorescent Display to the PiXi


AN-005: Using the GPIO on the PiXi (2.0)


AN-006: Using the Serial Interface on the PiXi


AN-007: Using the Analogue Interface on the PiXi


AN-008: Using the PiXi in Education


AN-009: Using the Motion Sensors on the PiXi


AN-010: Using the GPIO on the PiXi (1.0b)


AN-011: Using the PiXi to control a 'hobby Servo'


AN-012: Adding an external I2C device to the PiXi


AN-013: Adding more serial interfaces to the PiXi


AN-014: Adding an external SPI interface to the PiXi


AN-015: Connecting a Digilent PMOD compatible device to the PiXi


AN-016: Using the PiXi to interface to Lego Mindstorm NXT Servos & sensors


AN-017: Accessing the non-volatile user storage area on the PiXi SPI-Flash


AN-018: Using the LEDs & Switches on the PiXi


AN-019: Introducing the PiXi Experimenter


AN-020: Installing PiXi-Tools on the Raspberry Pi


AN-021: Connecting an ArduinoTM compatible ‘Shield’ to the PiXi


AN-024: Choosing a Power Supply for the PiXi


AN-025: SPI & I2C Register Map for the PiXi



What can you do with an FPGA & the Raspberry Pi?


No. 1: Intelligent Power Switch for the Raspberry Pi


No. 2: A matrix keypad scanner - more buttons, less GPIO!


No. 3: Add a PWM controller (PWM output) or two or three…


No. 4: Add a PWM receiver (PWM input) or two or three…


No. 5: Create multi-function GPIO


No. 6: Add a simple alarm clock


No. 7: Get an introduction to Hardware Definition Language (HDL) - teach yourself VHDL or Verilog


No. 8: Add a 32-bit timer


No. 9: Add a 32-bit counter


No. 10: Add a run-time counter


No. 11: A simple variable-frequency buzzer driver