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    FPGA asic design tools

    Recently, some systems used originally for asic design prototype and verification, became available for sale over the net. They are based on several virtex 5 chips, interconnected. Systems are called "synopsis chipit, platinum edition". The price is rather interesting and I wonder if they can be used at anything else than their original purpose. I understand they were valuable 10 years ago when they were built, but by today standards, they are obsolete for asic design.
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    Re: FPGA asic design tools

    Assuming you have access to the FPGA's I/O and JTAG on-board connectors - they can be used for anything...

    If you can get it for <150$ - maybe...
    otherwise I wouldn't bother.

    There're many good mainstream evaluation boards that come with support and documentation...


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    Re: FPGA asic design tools

    There are some I/O connectors but I cannot say for sure. I was not able to find any document related to that device.



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    Re: FPGA asic design tools

    Without proper I/O documentation it's practically useless. I wouldn't bother using it...



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