01 April 2015 ~ 5 Comments

NetFPGA with Laptop !!!

I tested the NetFPGA-1G-CML board with my laptop via a PCMCIA-to-PCIe adapter if it’s running. I use the PE4L-EC060A converter from Bplus company. My test is succesful on very short time. You will consume very short time than setting up NetFPGA within a desktop computer. The materials you need are listed below:

My host laptop model is HP-ProBook-6450b and I have to use a 34-to-54 PCMCIA bracket passive device. On the PE4L-EC060A board there are PCB notes layer how to configure the jumpers and switches. My switch configuration and fixed running with NetFPGA-1G-CML board configurations are SW1 PERST# Delay position:1-Disabled and SW2 PCIe card position: 2-3 (x2,4,8,16). (Because NetFPGA-1G-CML board PCIe interface is PCIe x4)  No extra power supply needed. It’s very easy. And the jpegs are below too. If you need further assistance regarding this publication you can send an e-mail to kursat.gol@oeee.web.tr  Have develop your own open platform network with your mobile host PC and mobile NetFPGA !!!

P1030426  P1030425  P1030427  r_lspci  P1030432  P1030431  P1030430  P1030429  netfpga_mrtg

Note: I thank you to my wife Aysegul Kiraba Gol one more again for her trust and belief to my ambition.

Written by: Kursat Gol

5 Responses to “NetFPGA with Laptop !!!”

  1. Kursat Gol 5 June 2015 at 16:45 Permalink

    Thank you Digilentinc.

  2. josh 17 September 2016 at 06:19 Permalink

    Kursat, if could provide some documents on how to connect and what software to install and use. I greatly appreciated.

    I have been trying to get my project to work base on what you show. I am not having any luck.

    I am doing something wrong but I don’t know what. Any help is greatly appreciated.

  3. josh 28 October 2016 at 06:04 Permalink

    I bought the following devices. any suggestions and guidance is greatly appreciated to make this to perform as a switch.

    I am either not connecting or using the correct cables to get the device configured correctly.

    Xilinx Kintex7 XC7K325T FPGA device
    PE4L-EC060A SPB087 (ExpressCard 34 to 54 bracket)

  4. Kursat Gol 29 November 2016 at 15:10 Permalink

    Hi Josh,

    All informations are included in this post. I think the jpegs will help you. It’s not difficult. It’s possible. Please a bit more care.

    Best regards.

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