Xilinx USB Cable on Ubuntu

Here’s what I did to install the "Xilinx Platform Cable USB II" on Ubuntu. First, install the following two packages: $ sudo aptitude install fxload libusb-dev Then, download and compile the USB driver for the cable: $ git clone git://git.zerfleddert.de/usb-driver $ cd usb-driver $ make $ make lib32 $ ./setup_pcusb /opt/Xilinx/14.5/ISE_DS/ISE If everything worked, you […]

Programming Avnet Spartan 3A FPGA Eval Board with Linux

I own a small FPGA Board by Avnet with a Spartan 3A FPGA on it. The board is nice, but unfortunately, the flash chips on the board aren’t on the JTAG chain. Instead, there is a small PSoC microcontroller that lets you programm the flashes via UART. There is a Windows tool to perform that […]

Edit Samsung TV Channel List on Linux

Samsung TVs suck when it comes to sorting the channel list. The work-around is to transfer the channel list to a PC and edit/sort it there. To edit the channel list on Linux, I found a tool called "SamyGO ChanEdit" quite useful. Downloadable via this link. The tool requires SWT which is installed in /usr/lib/java […]