semi-OT: do you routinely attempt projects out of your comfort zone?
keithvz at verizon.net
Thu Mar 11 11:58:07 CST 2010
Philip Pemberton wrote:
> Most of the time, if I want a quick solution to the problem, I'll get a
> Roadrunner pen and build up someth<snip>
What's a roadrunner pen?
> There are exceptions -- I've spent the past couple of years learning
> about programmable logic. I started out with GALs, then moved onto
> Xilinx CPLDs (XC9500XL series), and have recently (as of mid-September
> last year) started playing with Altera FPGAs. Every time I've made the
> jump to something else, I've built something to help learn about that
> technology --
> - GALs - 6502 computer. Nearly every board has a 16V8/QP for address
> - CPLDs - LCD controller for a PIC. A 16-bit data serialiser / timing
> generator to drive a small direct-drive LCD display panel.
> - FPGAs - the DiscFerret.
> At least this way I end up with something to show for my effort. And
> it's more fun :)
And this is my current frustration! Verilog. FPGAs. Etc.
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