Matthew Tran's Blog! Posts

August 19, 2021 / Projects

During the great chip shortage of 2021, I decided it was about time I designed something with an FPGA on it.

August 19, 2021 / Projects

This board marks quite a few firsts including using a BGA part, solder stencil, ethernet PHY, custom DAPLink, and Zephyr RTOS.

August 19, 2021 / Projects
August 18, 2021 / How-To's

A rough guide to getting Linux booted on Zynq using Vivado and PetaLinux written by someone taking their first steps into that wonderful world.

January 12, 2021 / Projects

My first legitimately useful open source project, stbridge is a Python wrapper for the STLINK-V3’s bridge API.

January 12, 2021 / School

It’s a bit much to make a post for every single class I take, so here’s all the major courses I took during Spring 2020 and Fall 2020.

January 11, 2021 / Projects

A low cost compact device that provides APRS messaging capabilities to cheap HAM radios.

January 7, 2021 / How-To's

A one bit overhead wear leveling algorithm for storing fixed size data in EEPROM. Based on Danny Chouinard’s work.

January 5, 2021 / Projects

This glorified camera slider halves my etch times and improves etching consistency all in an overkill but stylish form factor.

January 4, 2021 / How-To's
January 2, 2021 / Projects

The Black Magic Probe is a pretty interesting open source ARM debugger project, so I decided to modify the existing design and make one myself.

October 12, 2020 / Projects

While browsing through KiCad, I learned about the clever Tag-Connect system. Given the high cost, I decided to replicate the design for myself.