TITLE: LED Looper Source
AUTHOR: Chuck McManis
LAST UPDATE: 10-Mar-2003


This is the solution I came up with for the Looper project. The schematic representation of the circuit is on the right (sort of.) The symbol is trying to show you the inputs and outputs and the fact that CLOCK_10HZ is embedded inside. Perhaps after I'm better at this I'll redo it. The specification for this part is to take a 24Mhz input clock and sequentially light up each LED at 100mS intervals. The CLOCK_10HZ component provides the 10hz count and then this VHDL provides an endlessly rotating shift register. Things I learned from this step:

Figure 1: LED Display as counter plus shift register

The Source Code

-- Looper.vhd                                           Chuck McManis 10-Mar-2001
-- This then is another trivial project that instantiates project 1 (the
-- clock generator) as a component in a device that displays a moving LED
-- segment on a seven segment display.
library IEEE;

entity looper is
    Port ( leds : out std_logic_vector(5 downto 0);
           clk : in std_logic;
           reset : in std_logic);
end looper;

architecture behavioral of looper is

    component clock_10hz port (
        clk_in, reset : in std_logic; clk_out : out std_logic   );
    end component;

    -- end component declaration

    signal time_clk : std_logic;
    signal ring : std_logic_vector(5 downto 0);

    clock: clock_10hz port map ( clk_in => clk, clk_out => time_clk, reset => reset);

    rotate: process (time_clk, reset) is
        if (reset = '0') then
            ring <= "000001";
        elsif rising_edge(time_clk) then
            ring <= ring(4 downto 0) & ring(5);
        end if;
    end process;

    leds <= ring;

end behavioral;


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