Ruud Baltissen schrieb: > Hallo, > > I'm interested in to know more about FPGAs and VHDL as well. But can I as > hobbyist work with FPGAs and related stuff as well? If I have to buy a The FPGA-Technology is especially interesting for Hobbyist, because you don't need a whole Factory to produce new Hardware-Chips. To program the FPGA, you should take a Look at the internal Work of your FPGA, (some are made of Lookup Table, you define a Function by setting Values for the Lookup Table and connecting them approbiate). VHDL seems to be the standard to programming FPGAs. The Prices for a FPGA plus Development-Board seem to be $100. (From the first Link of the List from Bryan) Before FPGA, it cost you some $10000 to produce the first CPU/ASIC. > > $XXXXX programmer, nochance. Other (possible) problem, what leads/pins do > FPGAs have, I mean can you still solder them using an oldfashioned iron or > do you need special SMD-tools? > I am not sure, but there must be some Kind of Sockets, which should be easier to solder (than SMD). Have Fun, Andre Kaesmacher - This message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list. To unsubscribe: echo unsubscribe | mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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