For all the hardened FPGA addicts and please excuse the sales push.
If anyone is interested in our lower spec Broaddown2's BD2-400, BD2-1000 then we are having a stock clearance next week. Details will follow on our website shortly but pricing will be GBP£160 (BD2-400) and GBP£190 (BD2-1000) only while stock lasts.
Our MINI-CAN boards now have an uprated spec for those intersted in these boards. Details to follow on the website but essentially you get a XC3S1000 now in the FPGA hole.
John Adair Enterpoint Ltd. - Home of Broaddown2. The Ultimate Spartan3 Development Board.
Those users considering purchasing Broaddown2 Development Board for personal projects might also want to consider purchasing BDS XPCI PCI IP core to accelerate the development. BDS XPCI PCI IP core is a Xilinx (TM) LogiCORE (TM) PCI compatible (replacement) PCI IP core developed by Brace Design Solutions. BDS XPCI32 PCI IP core is available for as little as $100 for non-commercial, non-profit, personal use, and the same 64-bit version BDS XPCI64 PCI IP core (Includes BDS XPCI32 PCI IP core) goes for $200. Since the pricing starts at only $100, it is ideal for HDL learners, FPGA beginners, FPGA hobbyists, computer hardware enthusiasts, or student graduation projects. BDS XPCI PCI IP core comes with a PCI testbench for Verilog HDL which allows the user to simulate the design extensively on an HDL simulator like ModelSim before firing up the FPGA. VHDL support is currently poor, but VHDL porting of reference designs and PCI testbench should be available in a month. BDS XPCI PCI IP core officially supports the following PCI boards.
- Insight Electronics Spartan-II 200 PCI Development Kit
BDS XPCI PCI IP core "unofficially" supports the following PCI boards.
- Avnet Xilinx Spartan-3 Evaluation Kit
- Enterpoint Broaddown2 Development Board
So with BDS XPCI PCI IP core, almost anyone can make their own PCI device for about $400 to $500. ($300 to $400 for the board + $100 for BDS XPCI32 PCI IP core) For commercial users who want to modify a Xilinx LogiCORE PCI or want to convert a design that uses Xilinx LogiCORE PCI to an ASIC (FPGA to ASIC conversion), BDS XPCI PCI IP core is also available in Verilog HDL RTL. For more information, visit Brace Design Solutions website at
John Adair wrote:
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Xilinx (TM) LogiCORE (TM) PCI compatible BDS XPCI PCI IP core available