Quartus is has web edition for altera cpld / altera cyclones... some MAX7000S CPLD exits in 5V version. (I'm using the PLCC version with a socket) Lattice too has a free edition, I lattice appears even easier that altera quartus and Has CPLD with PLL Btw the vhdl for altera does not necessarily compile on the lattice or Xilinx. For example: with a CASE xx OF .... END CASE; .. a WHEN OTHERS is required for lattice / xylinx, not for quartus (I still donâ€™t know what is correct or not) (still learning..) http://www.latticesemi.com/products/developmenthardware/developmentkits/machxominidevelopmentkit.cfm they also have a breakout board http://www.latticestore.com/searchresults.aspx?supplieruvid=55850000&searchstring=LCMXO2280C-B-EVN btw: thanks to Ruud for the pdf he sent about vhdl :) Il just bought the books. -----Message d'origine----- De : firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] De la part de AndrÃ© Fachat EnvoyÃ© : dimanche 2 septembre 2012 13:57 Ã€ : firstname.lastname@example.org Objet : Re: CIAs and PLA in a CPLD? > Altera Quartus is free, runs on Linux, and is a far superior piece of > software to Xilinx ISE. Also better for noobs, and is the same as that > used for C-One & Turbo Chameleon. Ah either I have missed it back then when I made my decision, or they have changed licensing. I remember some kind of annual license renewal (which for me always happens in inconvenient times, so I try to avoid such stuff - Xilinx doesn't do that). If Altera have removed that, good. Yes, indeed, I have heard complaining about Xilinx and their ISE a lot, I get along with it ok, but then I don't know any alternative and I am not a heavy user. And now I already have the software setup, the programmer, the cable and a few devices lying around, so ... AndrÃ© Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2012-09-02 13:00:05
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