Hi, I am using Xilinx ISE webpack. I don't know other FPGA vendors but learning this tool did not take too much time for me. It has the built in ISIM simulator which is easy to use, although could have more features. You will however read the tutorial if you are new to the system. Regards Istvan -----Original Message----- From: email@example.com Sent: Friday, April 22, 2016 6:03 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: CPLDs/FPGAs toolchain > On 2016-04-22, at 17:08, email@example.com wrote: > > On Friday 22 April 2016, 16:43:37 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: >> What do you guys use for developing your CPLDs and FPGAs? Do you use the >> supplier provided tools or some free / GNU positions worth having a >> closer >> look at? > > if you actually want to synthesize FPGA cores, then there is no other way > than > using the vendor provided tools. i found the free stuff mostly useless for > anything (perhaps you can play a bit with vhdl but thats all) Since my practical experience with both CPLDs and FPGAs is currently still wandering around $00, I am looking for something that would allow me to do some designs and test / simulate those even before synthesizing them for a particular chip. I recall my early experiences with Atmel/Microchip tools that put me off so much as to delay my first micro controller code more than a year. OTOH once I eventually set the free toolchain up outside of their terrible (at least at that time) IDEs I had a working device in a few hours. I am asking now because I wouldn't like to repeat the story with my first CPLD ;-) -- SD! Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2016-04-22 17:00:18
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