Congratulations Victor!! This is a really cool tool. I've been playing with some simple VHDL examples using Modelsim simulator and it works like a charm.
I like the feature that allows saving the code. Maybe some people could be afraid of logging with Google or Facebook private account, but this is mandatory too for a lot of online apps that are far from being as useful as EDA Playground is -- I believe this is a fair way of getting funded ;-)
antedeluvian, you bring up a good point regarding self-learning material. EDA Playground is a platform where examples, tutorials, and hands-on labs can be hosted by EDA companies, training companies, or even individuals. However, so far the content is light. There is a tutorial for a cocotb testbench, the SVUnit tutorial mentioned in the article, and several Verilog video tutorials
We're looking for collaborators such as universities to create some quality comprehensive self-learning material.
Have you ever sat through a presentation where code snippets were shown in a Powerpoint slide? From my experience, I forget all about it when the slide is changed. Code should be run and be modified. There is no reason why every HDL training shouldn't be interactive.
This looks a remarkably powerful tool and Victor Lyuboslavsky is to be commended for making it freely available. I did follow the first tutorial and I was impressed at the presentation of the app (which is simple and uncluttered) and its linkage/compatibilty to many toolsets. I must admit though that some of it was over my head since my experience of any HDL was with AHDL (Altera's version of VHDL) at least 15 years ago.
What I would need (and advice is welcomed) is a suggestion for reading/self-learn matter that would take up to the point where I could actually use EDA Playground. It is possible on PSoC3/5 to define your own modules using Verilog and I would really like to get up to speed so that I can attempt that.
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