Subject: CPLD??? was Q: Baud rate generation with 22V10
Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2002 14:26:12 -0800
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Tim Hubberstey wrote:
> CPLDs are a better option if you are looking for more complex features
> as they are cost-competitive with GALs but have a lot more
> functionality. Free tools are available for development. An FPGA is
> unnecessarily complex and costly for this application, unless you can
> pack a lot of other board features into it.
> Tim Hubberstey, P.Eng. . . . . . Hardware/Software Consulting Engineer
> Marmot Engineering . . . . . . . VHDL, ASICs, FPGAs, embedded systems
> Vancouver, BC, Canada . . . . . . . . . . . http://www.marmot-eng.com
It would be handy to have something more complex than the 20V8s I've been
Can you recommend a manufacturer/family suitable for hobby use?
Needs to have:
Free design tools.
Simple programming hardware that one can build.
Static program, no serial eprom.
Available in small quantities without huge minimum order requirements.
In a package that a mere mortal can get soldered onto a homebrew circuit
Low quiescent current (old 20V8 draws almost a hundred mA when it's doin'
power gals don't appear to be anywhere near zero power. Putting them to
sleep is not an
Another interesting device would be a device that's reconfigurable on the
But this would require the vendor to disclose the internal
Back in the day, I asked Xilinx...they just laughed.
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