From: Daniel Kahlin (tlr_at_stacken.kth.se)
Date: 2006-03-04 17:21:12
On Sat, 4 Mar 2006, Wouter Coene wrote: >> Some FPGAs also have the ability to directly connect to configuration ROMs >> (special ROM that increments by itself). > > Xilinx has its Spartan-3E series that's supposedly capable of this, but I > haven't seen it being sold at the usual places yet (hope it's available > soon; looks really nice). Sure, other FPGA-makers may have devices capable > of this, but that doesn't mean it'd be competetive with a more common device > or even affordable. Most Xilinx FPGA's have this feature actually. XC4000, Virtex, Virtex-E, Virtex-II, Virtex-IIPro, Virtex-4, etc... The flash-chips are a bit expensive though. >> Many of the vendor programs include schematic entry, which may be easier if >> you are having trouble with learning the languages. I have heard in the >> past that this is buggy, but that was years ago and this may be much more >> stable by now. Schematic entry also forces you implement the design at a much lower level than usually necessary. If you are to do a really big design it will just hold you back. /Daniel Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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