Part 13 - Better Aspect Ratio
This article continues on from Part 12 - PCU Firmware Working.
Aspect Ratio Improvements
FPGABee's aspect ratio has always been a bit off - a bit squashed vertically:
To improve this, I've switched the VGA resolution from 640x480 to 800x600 and stretched it vertically to twice the height (scan line doubler). This looks a lot better:
I've also moved the PCU menu to the top right corner so it's less obstructive:
Games look better too:
Also, I've done a bit of a clean up on the code:
- Extracted the core FPGABee functionality to a separate entity
- Wrapped the core in a new top-level entity specific to the Nexys3
- Remove all Core Generator components, including the clocking core and disk controller multiplier - these are all now inferred.
- Lots of other miscellaneous improvements.
And... it's now available for download.