Do old FPGA's decay?
cclist at sydex.com
Thu Dec 1 19:36:52 CST 2005
On 12/1/2005 at 11:13 PM ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk wrote:
>Hang on, this thing isn't configured from the host computer is it (e.g.
>by the device dricer loading a bitstream into the chip)? If it is, it
>will appaer totally dead until that program's been run.
Uh huh--no E/EP/ROM on the board at all--just the XC2064 and a bunch of
TTL. It appears that the device driver loads the bitstream. Of course, I
don't have and can't locate the device driver.
I think it's time to pull out the soldering iron and get rid of the blasted
thing so I have something that I CAN program. It seems exceedingly
unlikely that a driver is going to materialize out of the aether at this
Let this be a warning to anyone with a Chi Corporation/Computer Logics
Pertec tape controller--if you don't have the driver, you don't have
anything that can be easily used. Both the PCTD3 and the PCTD16 use
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