I have a question about Nexys A7-100T development board that I want to use as a debugging tool for another project. I will provide some background info below:
I have a sensor that is sending square pulses and is being read by a separate MCU, and the pulse count on the MCU display is not correct according to the oscilloscope. I want to configure my FPGA to count and display the pulses, which I can do easily in order to rule out the hardware end of the project.
In order to configure my FPGA I have to use my PC which is at my desk, but the sensor I want to connect the FPGA to is remote from the PC (approx 200 yards).
My question is, how can I configure my FPGA at my office PC, and then take it to the sensor and have the configuration there on the FPGA.
I am thinking I could power the FPGA with a battery and once configured, keep the FPGA powered up and this will work fine. Or I could store the configuration which is used during bootup to program the FPGA but is this easily done with this board?
I would love to hear your advice.
Here is the datasheet for the FPGA development board: Nexys A7-100T Reference Manual