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Old 05-11-2009, 03:08 AM
Samuel Thomas Kerr
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Default Getting started with FPGA

Hi guys, I'd like to get started with FPGAs and I'm looking for a good
development board to get started with.

Could you please point me to some good boards?
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Old 05-11-2009, 05:55 AM
Haris
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You can look into Altera's DE2 board. It is a very good development
board for a starter

http://www.altera.com/education/univ...de2-board.html

Thanks,
Haris
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Old 05-11-2009, 09:14 AM
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On May 11, 3:08*am, Samuel Thomas Kerr <[email protected]> wrote:
> Hi guys, I'd like to get started with FPGAs and I'm looking for a good
> development board to get started with.
>
> Could you please point me to some good boards?


Samuel,

You can also have a look at the Sundance University Program:
http://www.sundance.com/web/files/st...agename=choice
It allow universities and research labs to purchase a highly
discounted prices industrial-standard multiprocessor-based hardware
development platforms with all necessary software for Software
defiened radio (SDR, telecoms, UWB radio), Wireless (WiMAX, MIMO,
LTE), Video-Imaging, Embedded vision, Control and automation, High-
performance parallel computing (HPEC, HPC)...

Thank you,
- Sebastien
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Old 05-11-2009, 03:48 PM
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On May 10, 8:08*pm, Samuel Thomas Kerr <[email protected]> wrote:
> Hi guys, I'd like to get started with FPGAs and I'm looking for a good
> development board to get started with.
>
> Could you please point me to some good boards?


Hello Samuel,

A board that I have really enjoyed using and is very affordable is the
Spartan-3E Starter Kit. This board has a ton of example projects
ranging from the very basics all the way up to running ucLinux. At
$149 it is hard to beat the price.
http://www.xilinx.com/products/devki...3E-SK-US-G.htm

If you are looking for the most cost effective board then there is the
Spartan 3A evaluation kit which goes for $49. It is not as powerful
but will let you get your feet wet.
http://www.em.avnet.com/evk/home/0,4...=spartan3a-evl

And finally, if you are interested in getting involved with an open
source design then you could look at my open source FPGA board which
is a work in progress and can be found at:
http://www.gadgetfactory.net


Jack Gassett
http://www.GadgetFactory.net
Home of the ButterFly Platform, an open source FPGA hardware and
software project.
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Old 05-11-2009, 04:17 PM
Rich Webb
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Default Re: Getting started with FPGA

On Sun, 10 May 2009 22:08:59 -0400, Samuel Thomas Kerr
<[email protected]> wrote:

>Hi guys, I'd like to get started with FPGAs and I'm looking for a good
>development board to get started with.
>
>Could you please point me to some good boards?


Digilent has quite a few http://digilent.us/. Also look at
http://www.fpga4fun.com/ (for info) and the companion site
http://www.knjn.com/ (for the boards).

--
Rich Webb Norfolk, VA
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Old 05-11-2009, 10:49 PM
John Adair
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Flying the flag for our range http://www.enterpoint.co.uk/boardproducts.html.
There is also a university program if that is relevant -
http://www.enterpoint.co.uk/uap/uap.html. Most of the range are
available for next day, or day after, delivery to N America and
Europe. Other countries may take one or two more days. The only boards
that might be of interest to a starter that are currently out of stock
are the Drigmorn and some of the Craignell1 boards. These are in a
remake cycle and should be available again in a few weeks.

If you have a particular application or project in mind it would be
worth telling the group. Some boards may be better than others for a
given application.

John Adair
Enterpoint Ltd.

On 11 May, 03:08, Samuel Thomas Kerr <[email protected]> wrote:
> Hi guys, I'd like to get started with FPGAs and I'm looking for a good
> development board to get started with.
>
> Could you please point me to some good boards?


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Old 05-17-2009, 12:13 PM
Tony Burch
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"Samuel Thomas Kerr" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Hi guys, I'd like to get started with FPGAs and I'm looking for a good
> development board to get started with.
>
> Could you please point me to some good boards?


Hi Samuel,
The following video may assist. Video number 3 is "Five questions to ask
before you choose an FPGA board".
http://www.burched.com/freevideos.ag.php
Best wishes, Tony Burch


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