The CASPER collaboration maintains a set of tutorials designed to bring new users up to speed with our hardware, software, and design tools. Doing these tutorials is the best way to learn what CASPER is all about.
The tutorials require you have a working installation of the CASPER software stack (typically MATLAB, Simulink, Xilinx Vivado, and CASPER’s Python libraries). You can obtain CASPER’s open-source libraries at https://github.com/casper-astro/mlib_devel. In academic environments, Xilinx tools can often be obtained free of charge via the Xilinx University Program. MATLAB & Simulink can usually be obtained from your university.
You’ll need different tool versions depending on which hardware you’re planning to use. We recommend:
|ROACH/2||Ubuntu 12.04/14.04||R2012b||ISE 14.7|
|SKARAB||Ubuntu 14.04/16.04||R2016b||Vivado 2016.2|
|SNAP||Ubuntu 14.04/16.04||R2016b||Vivado 2016.4|