@Artfldgr - After such vitriolic comments, perhaps you don't realize that Hitler was a FACIST, not a communist or socialist and that the auther who coined your moniker "Artful Dodger" was Charles Dickens was a socialist. Just another example of some one who spouts off without knowing what they're talking about a la Rush Limbaugh.
Very disturbing when the eye is forced to see. I had the bad experience of being born and raised in a communist/socialist country. The only ones allowed to have individualist feelings are those few chosen who mis-run the country, the rest is just the anonymous mass who can hardly get a book on Embedded Design or have access to the internet to read about dictators. It's 2013, we better talk about embedded, at least it shows real results that make an individual look like a giant with his cellphone in the middle of a crowd. If K. Marx had an iPod he had not probably written Das Kapital, saving a lot of trees, the ozone layer and the readers, of course. See, you can not mix science and politics, all my energy to read the tutorial is now wasted. Have to come back later to post the comments on Sven tutorial which look very promising.
I need help. I have taken your tutorial and it was a great help. I now want to create a GUI front end like the software the Xilinx and Altera boards come with, but they don't give you the source code or tell you the technical stuff needed it to do it yourself. I want to setup some registers in the FPGA to R/W so I can control stuff. Read the temp of the FPGA, flash some LEDs on the simple side. I could us an internal uP or ???. I want to use USB or Ethernet to be the control like to the PC, not a serial or GPIo port. how does one start this project that is common in the industry. I could do a custom implementation. I would like to do the same front end as Xilinx, Altera, Digilent and other FPGA demo manufactures, but they don't share. :)
just love it and will do my best as a beginner to follow it step by step here in Ghana.i need a mentor though,guess what i think i found you(grin).i hope to champion it just like you are doing one day in my home land.
(pliz get in touch)