|free devel-sw for XILINX parts ?? firstname.lastname@example.org (1994-08-20)|
|Re: free devel-sw for XILINX parts ?? kgeis@ucsee.EECS.Berkeley.EDU (1994-08-28)|
|From:||kgeis@ucsee.EECS.Berkeley.EDU (Ken Geis)|
|Organization:||University of California Society of Electrical Engineers|
|Date:||Sun, 28 Aug 1994 18:11:16 GMT|
Christian <email@example.com> wrote:
) I'm looking for free design Software for the XILINX LCA/FPGA parts
) (programmable logic). (I mean the PAL-like chips, whose hardware
) functions are booted at system startup time). I'm planning to use XILINX
) chips in a small design for hobby and education purposes, and even the
) cheapest development package is too expensive for just "playing around".
) Maybe anyone knows about that ? Since there seem to be free or at least
) very cheap PAL assemblers, maybe there's something around for the XILINX
) LCA/FPGAs ? (I thing AMD makes compatible chips, also).
Nope! I mean good luck. I think it's about time some FPGA
companies let us hobby around with their stuff, but it's just not
happening. Intel sells a pseudo-FPGA (Altera will sell it soon, and
the development system will, again, probably cost $1000 like the Xilinx.
Anyway, they have ftp'able plans for a parallel port programmer and
free software. Try looking around on ftp.intel.com.
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