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2010-12-13 16:46:11.07072+00 by Dan Lyke 5 comments

So should I buy the $79 Altera FPGA dev kit, or the $495 Xilinx one? Which is the right technology to learn?

comments in descending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: made: 2011-04-16 17:16:15.673535+00 by: Dan Lyke

Hmmm... That looks like fun, and amazingly few of my recent projects have actually had power budgets where that particular drawback would matter.

#Comment Re: made: 2011-04-16 03:08:02.993116+00 by: TheSHAD0W


#Comment Re: made: 2010-12-14 23:27:00.426863+00 by: Dan Lyke

The reason for the Xilinx one is, I believe, a matter of language. If the Altera was in stock at Arrow I'd have ordered a few of 'em already, just on principle.

#Comment Re: made: 2010-12-14 06:26:01.17231+00 by: ebradway [edit history]

I play ultimate with some guys who work at Xilinx (they are actually closer to my house than DigitalGlobe - I walk my dog on their property all the time). Any details you are interested? Can't guarantee they know anything about the dev kits...

Of course, I can probably rummage through their dumpster too...

#Comment Re: made: 2010-12-14 00:54:32.121563+00 by: TheSHAD0W

At that price, you should buy the Altera kit whether or not you pick up the Xilinx one...