mark at wickensonline.co.uk
Fri Oct 23 03:50:47 CDT 2015
Please bear in mind that a number of these boards don't have an ethernet
connector. I bought the DE-1 and it's a great board apart from that, but
ageing as suggested. However, the board you buy must depend on how close a
fit you need to the bitstreams available or how competent you think you
are/might be with the tools in reconfiguring for a different target board.
On 23 October 2015 at 09:27, Dave Wade <dave.g4ugm at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > And if you are going to learn an FPGA development language look at
> > > SystemVerilog/Verilog, OpenCL, or VHDL. Certainly not AHDL. It was bad
> > > even when it was new. It does not get better with age.
> > I'll go back to schematic entry before I touch them.
> > They FUCK!
> Please keep profanity off the list.
> You can continue to use AHDL but just like any lower level language, its
> proprietary to the Altera tool chain, may need work to move between chip
> families, and means you will have to do almost all the work yourself. There
> is very little AHDL code available for download. So you are cutting
> yourself off from the rest of the world where the formally standardized
> tools VHDL and Verilog have largely taken over from proprietary languages
> like AHDL.
> I was going to say that there is no "parameter passing" in VHDL. You
> define an entity and then connect it to a higher level entity, but looking
> in the help this isn't true. I also struggled with this when I was building
> a "Baby Baby" as I wanted to have different types of output device and have
> conditional synthesis but this does not appear to be supported.
> > > Don
> > >
> Dave Wade
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