Somewhat OT: FPGA Develpment Kits

Chuck Guzis cclist at
Wed Nov 22 13:13:56 CST 2006

On 22 Nov 2006 at 13:49, Dave McGuire wrote:

>    My second point of disagreement is your statement that doing it in  
> an FPGA is "much slower".  Why should this necessarily be the case?   
> You may not be able to clock the FPGA at multiple GHz, but you also  
> don't have the overheard of another operating system and the emulator  
> itself, which is considerable.

In my snooping through the net, I think I saw a Z80 FPGA 
implementation that clocked at 160MHz.  How this compares with a real 
Z80H, I'm not sure, but it would seem to be somewhat faster...


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