Virtex-2 Pro XC2VP30 FPGA with 30,816 Logic Cells, 136 18-bit multipliers, 2,448Kb of block RAM, and two PowerPC Processors * DDR SDRAM DIMM that can accept up to 2Gbytes of RAM * 10/100 Ethernet port * USB2 port * Compact Flash card slot * XSGA Video port * Audio Codec * SATA, and PS/2, RS-232 ports * High and Low Speed expansion connectors with a large collection of available expansion boards
300$ student price.... Now if i can convince them to give that price out to us lowly hobbiests too...
Good luck :-) A quick glance at the NuHorizons website shows they're selling just the FPGA for $619 (Quantity 1 price), or $487 (quantity
If you do manage it, let me know! At *last* a development board with a DIMM socket on it. Oh frabjous day. Callooh! Callay! He chortled in his joy :-))
Why it's such a rare item is beyond me - it takes 123 signals to put a generic 184-pin DIMM socket on-board... With the BGA parts having upwards of 300 (566 in this case) signals available, and RAM being so ridiculously cheap (in DIMMs!), and with the EDK becoming more popular you'd have thought a DIMM socket would be commonplace... Horses for courses I suppose :-(
There are other Virtex-II Pro boards that have been available for sometime with a DDR-DIMM on it, including the ML310 from Xilinx which uses the same FPGA (XC2VP30) and has appeared in a number of posts here in comp.arch.fpga
Donno, but im sure they would respond to an email.
Personaly i was interested in the Virtex-2, as its got 2 real PPC cores. Could have lots of fun with that * drool *..
The S3 board does have a 1M option now, you see it in the shopping cart. And in reality that is what im going to be getting, unless i can find a way to be declared a student.. Its like only 120 or so with the 1M upgrade, much more affordable to a simple hobbiest like myself.
As Ziggy says, it's available. I have one in front of me now with an XC3S1000 - it cost an extra $50 ($149 total) from Digilent. Yes, they need to enhance their web page, I wasn't aware of this option until I went to buy a 200 (400 is an extra $20, click on 'Add to cart' to see these).
I'm impressed with this board - good value for money and it arrived quickly.
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Cool! Does it mean with this board, one can study firmware design with USB port and interface with a PC without extra hardware? USB has always been something I want to study.
"Purchase the Spartan-3E FPGA Starter Kit and receive a complimentary CD Kit containing the evaluation version of EDK 6.3i. The EDK kit includes the Platform Studio tool suite, the MicroBlaze soft processor core license, as well as all the embedded IP and documentation that you need to start designing Spartan-3 embedded processing systems today. "
Does the MB core license and other embedded IP have a time limit or not?
BTW, what does the extension -E mean? I was aware all FPGAs in Xilinx have an E version.
has similar characteristics, besides is available a Software Dev Kit to immediately develop your program in C++. My company, buy this board to develop gambling machine. Our company doesn't have an inside structure to develop hardware, but only software. Before we developed our software on PC platform. But the PC platform it's not good for an embedded use. Now with this board we succeed in realizing excellent products. On the web page of Seventech, you can also see a sample C++ code to realize a graphic animation with this board. With this board it is possible to realize graphic animations with very good performance and the cost, also for the companies, it is A new product from Digiliant...
You don't give the price any where on your website. If a company hides the price it usually means I shouldn't bother looking as the products to expensive.
Way to much marketing fluff. At least you guys got rid of the flash from your website.
On the faq page why would I want to click on every little bit to expand the text ?
Where are the full technical specs ? What fpga (and options), how much ram , how much fram , max vga and video output , refresh rate and number of colors , what input voltage , what power supply does it need and comes with it ?
Whats in the kit, just the board or cables and power supply ? What additional software is needed ?
Can you use the free version of quartus or do you need the full version ?
I don't need to that it inspires inovation. I need to know the actual specs to see if it meets my needs.
Most engineers I know(including me) hate marketing crap.
Even more annoying is the our products better than theirs bs especially in newsgroups.(not you guys) (X vs A etc)
At least add a specs page with the exact speifications so we can see what your selling without having to wade through marketing BS.