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Touch LCD for DE10 nano and compare with BeagleBoard

Altera_Forum
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Hi experts 

I'm coming from microcontroller worlds and want to start learn FPGA and embedded Linux  

Is that kit good choice for start ?? 

Also is cyclone v soc FPGA better than sitara Ti application processor that have almost every thing ready from industrial and motion control and artificial intelligence point of view?? 

Finally can I implement LCD controller to connect touch LCD for that kit ?? 

Thanks for advice
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Altera_Forum
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Hi, 

 

 

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Is that kit good choice for start ?? 

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Yes, you can add on the daughter cads and enhances your design. 

 

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Also is cyclone v soc FPGA better than sitara Ti application processor that have almost every thing ready from industrial and motion control and artificial intelligence point of view?? 

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I can't comment on the sitara. 

We have constrains in cyclone V SoC like we can't use all the interface available in HPS. due to IO constrains  

 

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Finally can I implement LCD controller to connect touch LCD for that kit ?? 

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Yes you can use VEEK kit for the LCD with Cyclone 5 SoC kit. 

https://www.terasic.com.tw/cgi-bin/page/archive.pl?language=english&categoryno=66&no=1060 

 

Best Regards, 

Anand Raj Shankar 

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Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor II
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TI sitara functions very well as a microcontroller / processor, and a lot of universities / courses use one of its development kit for teaching embedded related materials. FPGA on the other hand is different as you will be using HDL (instead of C++, for example) to develop hardware functions in the device itself.  

 

So the answer is, depends on what you want to learn :)
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