Odds and Ends questions

Jim Brain brain at jbrain.com
Wed Nov 25 01:09:48 CST 2009

Chuck Guzis wrote:
> On 25 Nov 2009 at 0:33, Jim Brain wrote:
>>    2. Anyone on list have any experience with MAX 7032A Altera CPLDs? 
>>       I'm working on a VIC-20 MIDI interface for a friend in Toronto,
>>       and I'd love to use a small CPLD to make it more cost effective
>>       to produce the MIDI cart.  I've found TQFP 7032A units for
>>       $.31/piece, but I've never done CPLD.  I want to learn, and
>>       thought if I at least knew someone could help me though the
>>       first few bits (and help with the programming cable, etc., it'd
>>       be much easier.
> I've done some Max 7000S CPLDs.  The ByteBlaster programmer is easy 
> to build and the Quartus development software is available free on 
> line.  I believe it includes some examples.
Can one use the ByteBlaster for Xilinx parts as well, or do I have to 
buy two tools (I rather like the Xilinx part options better myself, but 
the deal is on Altera stock.)
> Solid, or stranded?  Tinned or bare copper?
stranded, either tinner or bare is fine.  Teflon coating would be ideal 
for the usage, but I hesitate on it because I can't seem to figure out 
how to strip such wire.
> --Chuck

Jim Brain, Brain Innovations                                      (X)
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