Category Archives: FPGA

Xilinx ISE and Ubuntu

I recently had to install the Xilinx ISE toolkit on an Ubuntu machine (12.04 LTS for the record).  There were to changes that I had to make to the system in order to get the tools to function. Xilinx uses ‘gmake’. Ubuntu doesn’t come with gmake.  This was resolved by simply creating a symbolic link […]

Development Schedules

I’ve been pontificating about the problems with planning project schedules lately.  Unfortunately, I’ve been involved with companies that have, for whatever reason, had schedules that were grossly unrealistic.  In more than one instance, management was claiming the project was only a couple months from completion when all of the engineers were openly stating that completion […]