j-core + Numato Spartan 6 board + Fedora 25

A couple of changes to http://j-core.org/#download_bitstream made it easy for me to get going:

  • In order to make ModemManager not try to think it’s a “modem”, create /etc/udev/rules.d/52-numato.rules with the following content:
    # Make ModemManager ignore Numato FPGA board
    ATTRS{idVendor}=="2a19", ATTRS{idProduct}=="1002", ENV{ID_MM_DEVICE_IGNORE}="1"
  • You will need to install python3-pyserial and minicom
  • The minicom command line i used was:
    sudo stty -F /dev/ttyACM0 -crtscts && minicom -b 115200 -D /dev/ttyACM0

and along with the instructions on j-core.org, I got it to load a known good build.

One thought on “j-core + Numato Spartan 6 board + Fedora 25

  1. You may also be interested in FPGArduino which uses either MIPS or Berkeley’s RISC-V subsets for the core. Unfortunately the Numato Mimas V2 prebuilt bitstream for the FPGA is missing from their site, but maybe they can easily regenerate it.
    If I understand it correctly, they and j-core are using VHDL source for their cores, so they may be interested in a j-core FPGArduino version too.

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