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FGPA Anyone?

Postby NormanDunbar » Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:40 am

Bear in mind that I have zero experience with FGPA.

I got details of this kit in an email, I have no idea if it's good or bad, too cheap, too expensive etc, but see what you think.

https://store.arduino.cc/usa/fpgamazing-bundle (USA)

https://store.arduino.cc/fpga-bundle (Europe)

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Re: FGPA Anyone?

Postby Whopper » Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:16 pm

Norm,

Like most things, you pays yer money and you takes yer choice.

Cheap FPGAs can be picked up from Banggood / Aliexpress etc (there are other cheapo Chinese market sites.) for less than £20. They are OK for getting into FPGAs and learning how to "program" them. There are multiple companies producing cheap models and older CPLDs.

Beware though, FPGA "programming" is NOT like normal procedural / event driven / OO programming. You are designing building hardware structures. Takes a bit of getting used to.

I have a number of FPGAs now varying from fairly basic to quite comple3xe. It can be an enjoyable pass-time.

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Re: FGPA Anyone?

Postby NormanDunbar » Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:25 pm

Thanks Whopper.

Although it appears that I can't spell FPGA, see title, I do have a vague idea of their uses - but they are not for me. I just thought other, more skilled, people might be interested.


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