Somewhat OT: FPGA Develpment Kits
brad at heeltoe.com
Mon Nov 20 17:33:50 CST 2006
"Chuck Guzis" wrote:
>Not vintage, but closely related.
>Rather than write some emulation software, I'd like to see if I can
>implement some simpler CPU designs in FPGA.
>I see various development kits out there with various capabilities
>(I/O memory, displays, etc.).
>Is there any particular kit that stands heads and shoulders above the
>others? Is there a preference between Xilinx and Altera?
I use them both, but for some reason I prefer Xilinx. It may be that
they are slightly easier to get via digikey. They are often horseraced
by customers of mine (which is fun to watch).
I don't think you can go wrong with this for $89
and if you want to get motivated, check this out
Let me know when you boot the scelbi basic interpreter on a flat screen
I use several open source verilog interpreters to test code before I put
it in a device - cver and iverilog (er, ah, http://www.icarus.com/eda/verilog
and http://www.pragmatic-c.com/gpl-cver). Work for me. Modelsim on win32
is also really nice but not free.
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