Hey, does anybody know if you can damage Atmel's newer FPGAs with a bad bitstream (ie vdd-to-ground contention)?
There's no Big Scary Warning in the data sheet (that I could find), but on the other hand, given the fact that so much of the global routing is based on pass transistors and they let you create multi-driver buses, I can't see how they could possibly protect against this.
This was kind of weird. I know Xilinx has put the Big Scary Warning on datasheets for parts which actually can't be damaged this way (covering their ass?), so I'd expect most vendors to err on the side of caution. Hrm.