FPGA VAX update
jos.mar at bluewin.ch
Sat Nov 5 01:21:52 CST 2005
> Waht somebody needs to do (and it can't be me for obvious reasons) is
> select some CPLDs/FPGAs where the download protocol is documented (that
> is, you can progam the chip, given the binary file, without a
> programmer), and use the tools (that's why it can't be me) to make some
> useful logic functions -- things like an <n> bit universal shift
> register, <n> bit ALU, counters, even JK flip-flops, gates, etc. Make
> binary files available for free download.
The problem with this is of course that the CPLD and even more the
will be obsolete and unobtainum long before the TTL parts are really
You can still buy a 74ls181., but try a 10 year old FPGA...
My other problem with FPGA's is that they mostly come in non-hobbyiest
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