MuseScore notes on Fedora Core 12

Random notes playing with MuseScore 0.9.6 (pun not intended): Installation (after grabbing the RPM file from the web): # yum install –nogpgcheck MuseScore-0.9.6-1.fc12.x86_64.rpm Which installs the file with no signature. Somewhat dangerous in theory, as the RPM could in theory contain malicious code (as if a signature helps in this case). The command line for [...]

Reprogramming a Series-7 MMCM for fractional division ratios

Introduction Xilinx’ Series-7 FPGAs (Virtex-7, Kintex-7, Atrix-7 and Zynq-7000) offer a rather flexible frequency synthesizer, (MMCE2) allowing steps of 0.125 for setting the VCO’s multiplier and one of its dividers. The MMCE can be reprogrammed through its DRP interface, so it can be used as a source of a variable clock frequency. These are a [...]