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    fpga buy

    i want to buy some low cos fpga starter kit

    i am new to fpga wanted to have the kit so that i can learn the basic of the fpga desiging

    what will be good

    Cyclone II FPGA Starter Development Kit
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    Xilinx Spartan-3E FPGA

    i will be gladfull if i get information on some other good kits ,

    thanks

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    xilinx fpga kit

    Depends a little bit of what you want. A full-featured system, where you just put power on and go? Or a more simple board where you add your own electronics on a kind of prototype board. Do you need memory on the development board?

    I'm a little bit biased to @ltera, because I use it, and because I hear rather a lot of comments that the tools are a bit easier to start with. From component side of view, if you want a low cost starter kit, the componenets used are the more cheap cyclone/spartan devices, and are comparable.

    For starters : www.fpga4fun.com

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    from where i can buy xilinx fpga kit in pune

    Hello
    I have DE1 FPGA kit from Terasic.
    www.terasic.com
    Board incudes some peripherals like Audio Codec, VGA output etc. In my opinion it is quite good evaluation kit. The board have two 40-pin expanding connectors. Additionally you may buy a different daughter cards (with 5MP camera, LCD dispalys etc) for these evaluation board so you may create wide range of applications.
    Quite similar is DE2 which consist Ethernet PHY and 16x2 LCD.

    Eval kit for SPARTAN-3E is quite similar to DE2 and propably he is cheaper than DE2.

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    cheapest fpga kit

    Quote Originally Posted by obinobi
    Hello
    I have DE1 FPGA kit from Terasic.
    www.terasic.com
    Board incudes some peripherals like Audio Codec, VGA output etc. In my opinion it is quite good evaluation kit. The board have two 40-pin expanding connectors. Additionally you may buy a different daughter cards (with 5MP camera, LCD dispalys etc) for these evaluation board so you may create wide range of applications.
    Quite similar is DE2 which consist Ethernet PHY and 16x2 LCD.

    Eval kit for SPARTAN-3E is quite similar to DE2 and propably he is cheaper than DE2.

    Best regards
    Is there any company like Terasic but for Xilinx FPGAs ? .. I mean other than Xilinx themselves .. a company that produces solution for Xilinx FPGA kits



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    de1 fpga

    Hello
    There is a lot of external companies having evaluation boards based on a Xilinx devices. But do they have modular solutions with daughter cards? For me it's hard to say.

    Best regards



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    fpga kits india

    Check out the Fpga4Fun website:

    http://www.fpga4fun.com/index.html

    The guy that runs the website has several low cost dev boards that he now sells on:

    http://www.knjn.com/

    Hope that helps.

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    fpga board buy

    I bought this kit for 2600 Rs. pretty much value for money.

    http://www.em.avnet.com/errors/404/?.../spartan3a-evl



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    best fpga kits

    Quote Originally Posted by kvingle
    I bought this kit for 2600 Rs. pretty much value for money.

    http://www.em.avnet.com/errors/404/?.../spartan3a-evl
    Did you ship it from the US or you already have distributors in India ?
    I believe its price is even lower than DHL shipping cost :)



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    homemade vga camera xilinx

    Quote Originally Posted by omara007
    Is there any company like Terasic but for Xilinx FPGAs ? .. I mean other than Xilinx themselves .. a company that produces solution for Xilinx FPGA kits
    That would be Digilent (http://www.digilentinc.com/).



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    buy fpga kit

    Yes .I bought it from a local distributor of AVINET, INDIA.



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    buy fpga

    dear friend.. kvingle,
    i wana know much more about the kit and i visited the website also but can u give me some more information. about this kinda programming and its prectical implimentation..

    the kit is available for 39 $ and so around 1800 rs.
    u bought all the peripherals also ..? for 99$ ( thay say) ..

    give me much more information about ur experience with the kit because i need to buy it fast and i got the address of the distributor at PUNE .
    IT ALL DEPENDS UPON UR EXPERIENCE WITH THE KIT.
    SO please reply me fast so i can buy it fast. and please provide me some programing examples too ( a little) so the forum members can also have a good experience about the kowledge.

    thanks friend i m in gujarat.

    -RONY


    i m a microcontroller programmer.



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    xilinx spartan 3 starter kit developer from pune

    As i said i bought it for 2600 INR(delivered at Mumbai) from the PUNE AVINET distributor. No, I didn't took the accessories as it was costlier than kit itself :D
    The kit is really great to start with FPGA and PSoC.
    It also includes its USB programming cable(that is a great feature as USB FPGA programmers are expensive. XILINX USB platform cable will cost you around 225 dollars, though you can have a homemade parallel programmer, USB is todays Buzzword) P.S. The programming cable is specific to this kit only and uses a small AVINET utility (Not impact) to program.
    FPGA density is good enough for a starter. As given in the link above the pcb has temp sensor, serial and parallel memory and plenty of other feature. It also inlclude 6.4 GB DVD of software bundled by XILINX. including Xilinx ISE 10.1, EDK and all other xilinx EDA tools. (saves a lot of bandwidth)
    and don't go by the price 39 dollars..It may vary.



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