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What to look at when buying an FPGA board?

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I am new to VLSI and FPGA.
I want to learn about FPGA technology. So i decided to buy fpga board.
I want to know which board is affordable and good for the begineers.

What are the features should be consider before buying board?

I found some board that are affordable but dont know they are good enough. If you can tell us that would be great.

I checked altera site and in education board i found DE1 and DE2 Development & Education Board.
http://www.altera.com/education/univ/materials/boards/unv-dev-edu-boards.html

Digilent Spartan 3E Starter Board :- http://www.digilentinc.com/Products/Detail.cfm?Prod=S3EBOARD&Nav1=Products&Nav2=Programmable

Digilent Basys System Board:-
http://www.digilentinc.com/Products/Detail.cfm?Prod=BASYS&Nav1=Products&Nav2=Programmable

Any other board any one can suggest and where can i buy FPGA board India.

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basys board india

As such all the boards are good since they are made from reputed companies. I have a MAX II CPLD board at $50 I got to India from Taiwan.

www.slscorp.com
Indian based company who manufactures boards & also sells for other brands.

Regarding parameters while selecting board, I would say you should select board based on FPGA device it has, other peripherals like memory, switches, LCD, LEDs, no. of I/O lines required by you, etc.

Actually I don't work on FPGAs so I don't know about them much, but I work on CPLDs, where while selecting a board I found that although same family devices were present on different boards, there was a vast difference in terms of I/O lines, which can be crucial.

I would suggest DE 1 would be good for beginners, get it from slscorp.com

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FPGA board

I would recommend XeSS.com
 

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xillinx development board is a good choice!
 

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