Linux Kernel driver for Lattice MachXO2 programming/debugging
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Create a Linux kernel driver to program and debug the Lattice MachXO2 used as routing fabrics in the AXIOM Beta.

Currently the both MachXO2 are 'programmed' with a python script which takes some time and doesn't allow easy update and development for those relatively important FPGAs. A Linux kernel driver would not just speed up things but also allow to test and even debug new code easily.

Goals:

  • Implement some kind of 'upload' interface (JTAG, I2C, SPI)
  • Implement a debug interface (probably JTAG) to interface OpenOCD

Prerequisites:

  • Lattice FPGA Know-How
  • Linux Kernel Know-How

Difficulty: Hard

Mentors: Bertl

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Notes: If you do not have access to the required hardware platforms/dev kits, we will provide them (or remote access) to you for the duration of the project.

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