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How to Use the DMA on Teensy 3.6 DAC to Generate Waveforms

In some applications, timing and precision are essential. Unfortunately, in those cases, the fact that your code must be processed by the CPU is not desirable. Luckily you can decrease your dependence from the CPU by using *Direct Memory Access* (DMA).

How to Setup the Icestorm Toolchain on macOS

I have recently experienced the so-called FPGA Hell... very, very distressful condition! In this guide, you will learn how to set up the Icestorm toolchain to program the Icestick on macOS. When you are finished, you will be able to understand the basics of the compilation process and you can start to adapt it to your particular workflow.

How to Change the USB Name of Your Teensy on Linux

The Teensy is a development board which is gaining quite a lot of popularity. When using it in your project, it can be useful to assign a certain ID to its USB port, so that you can automatically identify and distinguish the device from other peripherals. In this post I will explain how you can change the Teensy USB peripheral name on Linux.

How to Create and Execute a Command Line Script with Python on macOS (and Linux)

Python can be a very powerful replacement of Bash to write scripts that can used inside the command-line. Unfortunately, for the Python beginner, some non-obvious steps are required to transform a “normal” program into an executable script. This post will explain exactly how to execute a Python script from the command line explaining each necessary step.

My 2020 Goals

As for everyone, the new year is the best time to set new goals and, for me this year, is the perfect time to start writing something on my new website!