Xilinx clock wizard driver

Merin Santhosh merins999 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 9 20:42:34 EDT 2017

Xilinx fpga kits are pretty pricey, doubt if I can buy one.
Is there any other way these codes can be tested? Can anyone who is an
expert in the field comment?


Merin Santhosh
+1 (352) 214-3796

On Mon, Oct 9, 2017 at 5:46 PM, Tobin C. Harding <me at tobin.cc> wrote:

> On Mon, Oct 09, 2017 at 01:16:41PM -0400, Merin Santhosh wrote:
> > Hi All,
> >
> > I'm Merin, I'm a masters student at the University of Florida.
> Hi Merin, welcome.
> > I was doing
> > through the Linux Kernel, hoping to contribute to something of relevance.
> > Since I have a background in systems, I was hoping to get started with
> the
> > Xilinx clocking wizard(link)
> > <https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/gregkh/
> staging.git/tree/drivers/staging/clocking-wizard/TODO>
> Cool, go for it.
> > I wanted to know how is it that the modified driver is tested once coded.
> > Can someone explain to me how this is done?
> I am by no means an expert. One sure method (for any of the drivers in
> staging) is to buy some
> hardware to test the driver. I know nothing about the Xilinx clocking
> wizard but a quick search
> shows that you can set up an FPGA board of some sort to use with the
> clocking wizard. Here is a link
> you may find useful
> http://gadgetfactory.net/learn/2017/02/22/fpga-
> clocking-clocking-wizard-in-xilinx-ise/
> If you are borking at paying for hardware just look at it as an investment
> in your education. Any
> hardware you buy will be cheap compared with your other tuition fees.
> Happy hacking,
> Tobin.
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