I am new to FPGA's and its programming language VHDL. I am working on an Computer Science senior project and have a few questions.1.) is it possible to connect a USB device (ie a digital camera) to the Spartan 3 FPGA? 2.) If it is possible, could someone give a quick overview or a good resource for me to research. 3.) If not, any good suggestions on how i would go about accomplishing my objective (see below)
My main goal is to implement a mini security system for our department. It is kind of like one those home security system you can monitor monitor yourself from the internet. I would like to connect a Digital camera directly to the FPGA board to get a picture from the camera. Next, once I have the picture some how email or send the picture over a network to another computer.
I have an ethernet card that can connect to the Spartan 3. But I was informed by digilent that "Manually accessing the Net1 module via a TCP connection with manual packet transfer is not supported." So as of right now I have no idea on how to email or transfer the picture over the network.
I know this is alot. So any information or insight would be greatly appreciate. Thanks in advance!!