Next Meeting:
Saturday, December 16th

Third Saturday
Cogswell College
1175 Bordeaux Dr.
Rooms 197A and 197B
Sunnyvale, CA

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Wireless Internet access is anticipated (though not guaranteed) at Cogswell, so bring your wifi.


10:00 --- Coffee

10:15 --- Bottom-up Design in Altera Stratix II FPGA - CH Ting
"I am trying to layout designs the way they ought to be, taking advantages of the two-dimensional structures inherently in an FPGA. Altera tools in Quartus II allows one to assign logic to specific locations, and I will show how to use these tools. I filled the entire FPGA with a gigantic 2D shift register array with 50x816 registers. I am implementing the search engine Chuck Moore did for me a long time ago. It has 32 comparator arrays, each of which has 200 comparators. I can put in an eP32 core to control the comparator arrays to facilitate software development of searching algorithms. I hope I can get enough things done for a real demonstration at the meeeting."

Noon --- Lunch
Some folks bring their lunch, some folks go to Togos.

13:30 --- SD Flash Card Interface - Dave Jaffe
Dave will discuss his plans for Forth code software that interfaces an embedded microcontroller to a SD Flash card for data logging applications.

14:30 --- Break

15:00 --- Random Access

16:00 --- Adjourn

Coming to SVFIG next month:
More Forth Day planning?
Bring last-minute speaker suggestions!

If you have anything you'd like to talk about in December or January, please contact Kevin Appert.

Meeting Notes