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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Eyes (आँखा)

के आँखा तपाईँलाई नानी जस्तै सुन्दर लाग्छ ? 

  1. What do the eyes say?
  2. Eyes are wonderful. The WONDERFUL EYES! The dark garden submersed in the ocean of wide horizon. Behold!! They look into you as if they have known the history. You look into them, they show you the concaveness of their design inside and accomodate all of you living fantasies. What do the eyes suffer? They suffer none. They know the lids close at the nights and yet they are potent enough to rekindle the light into objects, people and life. Hark!! Wonder gleams to the silence and gleam thoughts even at its sublime phase.

  3. What do the eyes believe?
  4. Stupidity!!! We all are the best creatures of this world. We know we will make the difference if only we can act on the supposed universe. Nobody made it... we conjured it in our thoughts and let that drive though our nerves into the eyes. So, we strived to see that through our eyes. We know we all of fine timbre, it's just that the timbre fails to erect with some established frail fibres. We know of steel and we know atom bombs. We know the sky above and the earth below. We do believe whatever happens in between us is our life. Ere' the world persists and the happiness shines!!

  5. What do they fear?
  6. Clarity. It fears the burning fire that has just one existence to destroy. It fears the deep waters of the ocean that submerses anything which can fall there. It fears the dark and cold nights, that can make it misinterpret the structures into any beast it can fear. There are events around it and the brightness on the mid-day, when sun illuminates the core of the elements from the zenith frightens it to lose something it has hidden. It knows the responses of the public when things happen. So, it fears that justice happens when you pass the terms for equality. 
And Behold!!! Life goes on... With you and without you. I desire you very much. I know I would lose myself without you. But even then, my life means more than a vision. It is me!!! I need to know myself before you teach me about the things around me.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Installing FPGA in a linux Ubuntu Machine


I just came from Pokhara seeking to learn FPGA and then I was here with Digitronix Nepal's CEO Mr. Krishna Gaihre. He was my college friend and here he was starting up his own Digitronix Lab in view to promote FPGA learners in Nepal. It was really a challenging start to start something that is still a hard liner in the world business in a place where simple electronics design market wasn't in place. People used/actually loved electronic branded products but when it came to going for design it is really like a pedlar asking the home owner to lend him a piece of gold. (It wasn't impossible but still noone was willing to take that ground)

Now, story apart. I really have been full of nonsense with my busy life back in my government job tasks with no useful strategical progresses. Thereby, I started for learning FPGA to the capital city of Nepal with my friend Krishna.

So, what were my challenges. My friend had a Windows machine. Now I needed a Linux trainer for installation and running a ViVado FPGA machine. The problem was there had been updates and the old blogs and microsites stated the problems with past traditional paths and it was really infuriating when things didn't work.

Here I present my story with Xilinx ViVado Linux Edition 2016.1

  1. You can find a Xilinx Fresh installation file from Xilinx Website www.xilinx.com/support/download.html
  2. Choose your machine. In my case it is Ubuntu 16.04
  3. Then in a suitable downloads directory download it.
  4. Then unzip the downloaded tar.gz file.
  5. Well, you could double click on xsetup file. But I would prefer to go this way:
  • Go to Terminal
  • Do cd ~/Downloads/Xilinx
  • chmod +777 ./xsetup
  • sudo ./xsetup
Now the second Story....

    Choose the System Edition

    I chose to not run sudo.. So I got problem with write permission. You could install in different location.
  2. Then after installation you need to find a license file 
  3. So, point you mouse to this link... 
    1. License Link:  
  4.  Then you can follow a tutorial made by my friend to get a license file:
    1. License Generation Technique by Digitronix Nepal..
  5. I guess you have a license file ready at hand...
  6. Now follow these steps as illustrated in the pictures below:

  7. Click the Load License on Left. Then click Copy License.

    Navigate to the downloaded Xilinx.lic file

    Opening the License File

    License Installation Success Page

    View your Host Information if you require in future

    1.  You may then close the Lincense Manager
    2. Now comes another story for running your Vivado Machine. Be careful. Here my major problem remained
  8. I had to navigate to /opt/Xilinx
  9. Then Go to Vivado/2016.1 folder
  10.  Temptation is to sudo run ./settings64.sh 
  11. But as you can see here, I run an error. So do a run without sudo in the script.
  12. In other words... 
    • ./settings64.sh
  13.  Next step is to navigate inside bin... This is where your main application is located
    1. cd bin
  14. Then as usual type: 
    • ./vivado
  15. The program runs.. Hurray!!