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Posted by nish.parmar85 on May 3, 2014, 4:22 am
Hello Everyone,

I am seeking some advice on the project "Implementation of hardware and sof
tware for continuous collection of information about energy harvested by so
lar panels with possibility to calculate useful parameters".  

I shall be using 15V solar panel to capture data and convert it to ADC's (A
DCS7476) range of 3.3 volts using Voltage divider circuit. Also, would use  
load with voltage divider to get current. The Digital data from ADC goes to
 "Xilinx Spartan-6 LX16 FPGA NEXYS2 kit and is stored here temporarily. The
n further, I have to transfer the collected data to a computer to be stored
 there. This data should be collected dynamically and stored there. Does an
yone have any experience with FPGA programming?  

How should I transfer data to the computer? What kind of USB interface shou
ld be established for it?  

Thank you.
Nishit P

Posted by adsDUMP on May 3, 2014, 6:29 pm
On Fri, 2 May 2014 21:22:46 -0700 (PDT), nish.parmar85@gmail.com

You could use a PICAXE http://www.rev-ed.co.uk/  which is programmed in
a dialect of BASIC and has serial (rs232) capability.  You could store
data on an SD or uSD card (OpenLog is easy to use).  

Or you could use an Arduino - lots of online references.

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