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2020/07/06

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Bertl_oO
off to bed now ... have a good one everyone!
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Bertl
morning folks!
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Bertl
off for now ... bbl
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se6ast1an
Meeting time!
16:00
se6ast1an
please message me now if you want to report!
16:00
se6ast1an
apoorva_arora: is first in line, please go ahead
16:01
Bertl
first let me say, welcome everyone to the second phase/period of GSoC 2020 \o/
16:03
apoorva_arora
Thank you, Last week i submitted the first part of the project. This included PHY layer as well as packet layeer both master slave with a demonstration testbench simulation for SPI Master interface on the slave device. This week i will start my first hardware implementation. Plan will be to test basic data transmission using bidirectional PHY with ZYNQ being master and machxo2 being slave device.
16:03
apoorva_arora
this is all from my side :)
16:05
se6ast1an
anything to share/show from your first part of the project?
16:06
apoorva_arora
yes, this is the link to the report: https://github.com/Apoorva-ar/GSOC_2020/blob/master/GSOC_Apoorva_phase1_Report.pdf
16:07
apoorva_arora
the report describes design, construction as well as validation of the code.
16:08
se6ast1an
thanks!
16:08
se6ast1an
metal_dent[m]: you are next
16:08
metal_dent[m]
hi!
16:09
metal_dent[m]
last week was the evaluation period so i cleaned up my code, added the copyrights, readme and prepared the report for phase I
16:09
metal_dent[m]
the report is here -> https://drive.google.com/file/d/1R7jS6MCCnrwf0FPzcKP9ViRY3sHxg8Za/view?usp=sharing
16:09
metal_dent[m]
right now i'm working on the python script as to make the communication work between host and remote, i need to send the commands to the remote which is done using pyserial
16:10
metal_dent[m]
but the write process is not working on the zbox (thought it's working perfectly on the virtual serial ports), so i'm debugging the code and hopefully it'll be done in a couple of days (max) so that the writing of the firmware can be done
16:10
metal_dent[m]
that's it from my side!
16:11
se6ast1an
many thanks
16:11
se6ast1an
bluez_[m]: is next in line
16:11
bluez_[m]
tx, hi everyone!
16:12
bluez_[m]
so last week I too finalized and submitted the code and report for evaluation
16:12
bluez_[m]
report -> https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nBbAbasn-awyiGloveNo6Ot1sKVymnKA/view?usp=sharing
16:12
bluez_[m]
the driver can successfully upload a bitstream into MachXO2
16:13
bluez_[m]
i was then working on a sysfs entry to get hash of the current image
16:14
bluez_[m]
it took me sometime to find a good updated implementation for reference... i finally found it and am almost done with the implementation
16:14
bluez_[m]
will test and push by today
16:14
Bertl
sounds good!
16:15
bluez_[m]
this week I will finish up other extra stuff that i mentioned in the report.... and then start studying about OpenOCD
16:15
bluez_[m]
thats all from my side!
16:15
bluez_[m]
<Bertl "sounds good!"> thanks :)
16:16
se6ast1an
thanks
16:17
se6ast1an
bluez_[m] metal_dent[m] apoorva_arora, I with phase I mastered I wuld love to add your projects to our wiki
16:17
se6ast1an
would you be so kind and do so on https://wiki.apertus.org/index.php/GSoC_Projects
16:17
se6ast1an
I just added the 2020 header
16:19
metal_dent[m]
se6ast1an: sure :)
16:20
bluez_[m]
sure but we should add there after the project completes or now?
16:20
Bertl
megora: preetimenghwani[: what about your first evaluation results?
16:21
se6ast1an
<bluez_[m]> sure but we should add there after the project completes or now? <- please add it already now
16:22
bluez_[m]
se6ast1an: ah, okay
16:23
se6ast1an
preetimenghwani[: your turn
16:23
preetimenghwani[
Hello Everyone!
16:24
preetimenghwani[
So I spent last week preparing the report and modifying the code as suggested by bertl, So now the test framework is ready.
16:24
preetimenghwani[
here is the link to the report -> https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IgMgVa1qXTgKUCgcIUN8ucDhVH27PYqq/view?usp=sharing
16:25
preetimenghwani[
Currently focussing on deciding the architecture of the new remapper.
16:25
preetimenghwani[
Thats it from my side!
16:26
se6ast1an
many thanks!
16:26
se6ast1an
megora: please go ahead
16:27
megora
Hello everyone!
16:28
megora
About a week ago I've found that the eMMC model project I was using to make a testbench for mu own project also includes the emmc host.
16:29
megora
This host module isn't fully meeting the emmc plugin requirements cause it was made for the older protocol version, but it looks like a good basement
16:31
megora
So I decided to use this one as a base to test host - emmc communication at lower speeds, and to try upgrading it in the case of successful tests.
16:31
Bertl
looking forward to the hardware tests!
16:33
se6ast1an
anything else megora?
16:33
megora
For now I'm creating module to feed the host with random data. The next steps would be adding telemetry (possibly, ILA), creating bitstream, and trying to program the FPGA
16:34
megora
That's all.
16:34
RexOrCine
At GSOC students: We'd like to do a wrap-up article like this for GSOC 2020 - https://www.apertus.org/google-summer-of-code-wrap-article-august-2018 ... So a small summary and relevant image would be needed at the end of the term. Thanks.
16:35
se6ast1an
good point rex
16:35
se6ast1an
gsoc students please already start collecting images, whatever is interesting, the reports I saw so far already contained some, great
16:36
se6ast1an
megora & preetimenghwani[ please also add your project to https://wiki.apertus.org/index.php/GSoC_Projects
16:36
se6ast1an
you can use a project from last year as template
16:36
se6ast1an
like https://wiki.apertus.org/index.php/USB_3.0_Plugin_Module_Gearwork
16:36
metal_dent[m]
> At GSOC students: We'd like to do a wrap-up article like this for GSOC 2020 - https://www.apertus.org/google-summer-of-code-wrap-article-august-2018 ... So a small summary and relevant image would be needed at the end of the term. Thanks.
16:36
metal_dent[m]
we all need to write individual articles like this, right?
16:37
se6ast1an
creating a new wiki page simply works by creating the linke entry first and then clicking it
16:37
se6ast1an
you need a wiki account for that, so if you dont have one yet, create one
16:37
se6ast1an
if anything is not clear or not working feel free to contact me on irc via email
16:37
RexOrCine
metal_dent[m]: No no. That article details all four students from 2018. We regrettably didn't do an article like this for 2019. So just a short paragraph and image and we'll build the article.
16:38
se6ast1an
thank you gsoc students, well done, welcome to phase II :D
16:38
metal_dent[m]
RexOrCine: okay, thanks! we'll keep this in mind :)
16:39
se6ast1an
BAndiT1983: please share your progress report
16:39
BAndiT1983
and phase II will be harder
16:39
megora
This article would be at the end of the whole GSoC term?
16:39
BAndiT1983
hi everyone
16:39
megora
*would be done
16:39
Bertl
yes, the article will likely happen after GSoC 2020 is over
16:40
megora
Got it.
16:40
BAndiT1983
just a short update from me, as i was busy with other things besides apertus in the last weeks, but my main tasks were gsoc mentoring and PCB panelisation script
16:41
BAndiT1983
we've started to create a mixed panel, which will contain main PCBs for a camera, and this mixed subpanels will be merged into one big panel
16:42
BAndiT1983
latest obstacle is some weird format of the drill positions, but it's more about settings while merging probably
16:42
BAndiT1983
that's it from me for now
16:44
Bertl
great work! :)
16:45
se6ast1an
many thanks!
16:46
se6ast1an
very quick update from me: as I am still a cat nurse currently I didnt get as much done as I hoped I would unfortunately
16:46
se6ast1an
but I helped a bit with the PCB panelization BAndiT1983 mentioned
16:46
se6ast1an
and I plan to still work on the FW 2.0 usage documentation on the wiki soon
16:47
se6ast1an
Bertl: your turn
16:47
Bertl
thanks!
16:48
Bertl
well, I'm officially on vacation, but that usually doesn't keep me from working on Axiom related stuff ...
16:48
Bertl
not very suprisingly, most of last week was spent on first evaluation and getting everything together regarding GSoC 2020
16:49
Bertl
besides that, I also worked on the Kuffner observatory setup and everything there seems to be running smoothly now
16:50
Bertl
starting with today we also have a new trainee (from the observatory) working on Axiom related stuff
16:51
Bertl
his work will be mainly focused on getting the IMU center solder on up and running
16:51
Bertl
https://wiki.apertus.org/index.php/Beta_CSO
16:52
Bertl
so I prepared some hardware for him to test with
16:53
Bertl
the IMU CSO features accelerometer, magnetometer, barometer and gyroscope (all MEMs)
16:53
Bertl
and we hope that in the future, it will be able to provide telemetry information as metadata for recording and other applications
16:54
Bertl
other than that, some rework but nothing spectacular
16:54
Bertl
that's it from my side for this week!
16:55
se6ast1an
the trainee will mostly work on the software side of the CSO correct?
16:55
Bertl
yes, the hardware was done in 2017 :)
16:55
se6ast1an
or gateware if required (IIRC he wants to work on FPGA related stuff)?
16:56
se6ast1an
great, many thanks
16:56
Bertl
the CSO is connected to the routing fabrics
16:56
se6ast1an
anyone else who wants to share/discuss/report about anything?
16:56
Bertl
so gateware for the routing FPGAs (MachXO2) is required
16:56
se6ast1an
right
16:56
RexOrCine
Excellent. Have we met him before?
16:57
RexOrCine
Cos i remember there was a guy there once.
16:58
Bertl
nope, brand new guy
16:59
se6ast1an
there are two astronomy students which you might remember, but they are not software/hardware developers
16:59
se6ast1an
MEETING concluded, many thanks everyone!
17:00
Bertl
thank you!
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Bertl
off for now ... bbl
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