yeah, 6 weeks is very short
the RULES are bullshit, I can say it here..
I haven't looked at them lately but I will
how many days would you need to figure out WHAT is needed to qualify?
So @MagicWolfi does that help?
I have spent 2 full days, I am halfway there to know what I should do.. the rules are not strict enough
I think I can still do it, with my idea :-)
@Stephen Tranovich who's next?
@Antti Lukats we're in the middle of a Hack Chat right now. Could you continue your conversation in half an hour?
@Al Williams before we hop into the next question, would you like to ask the group another question of yours?
this is FPGA.. !!!
yes I go off, thank you for the nice word, I will not forget.
Hey @Antti Lukats let me get through some more questions and we'll open up to that towards the end while folks are still here
Ok, so my question back to everyone is if we were to do more FPGA-specific bootcamps are you happy with them being ice40 or would you rather see MAX10 or Xilinx or ??? -- whath are you guys using most of?
Yes I am fine with iCE40, but I am biased. ;)
Spartan 6 is my go to part.
Keeping in mind that most of the bootcamps are agnostic. So I've thoughth about doing a 3A where we deploy the same code to say MAX1000
I guess ice40 is a good start, and people can progress from there
I don't care, but the boot camp is a good idea. Will there be more advanced stuff discussed like meta stability etc. as well?
The nice thing is ice40 is so cheap
I currently use Altera products but because of the bootcamps I have started learning ice40
so I vote keeping it
so buy a $20 board and 90% of what you learn will transfer over to Altera/Xilinx etc.
Like I say the Upduino is even cheaper
I think fundamental is the ease of access. So iCE40 and soon ECP5 is the way to go. Definitely not Altera. Maybe Xilinx 7 series eventually.
and mostly works the same. Has a few more features. Needs a slightly different build script
What is the Upduino price?
altera is fine too.
The only reason I keep looking at MAX10 is that a) Arrow has that cheap board (not really Arrow but they sell it) and b) the Arduino Vidor uses it
@Al Williams The camps would be more directly relevant to me if they were for Spartan 3 or 6. It really depends on whether the example code is using something specific to the ice device.
The Upduino 2 is like $13 or $14. Don't get the version 1
Well like I say Kevin, all but #3 (right now) are FPGA agnostic
max1000 is my design, not much to be proud of but relativly cheap :)
how much is the postage for the upduino for those of us stuck in Europistan?
@Al Williams could you talk about your experience with SoC FPGAs? Currently I am starting to play around with the Cyclone V SoC on a DE10-Nano board.
All simulation and you move from there. I love love love EDA Playground for that because you are ready to go with zero software. But I also support Icarus/gtkwave and I have been using cvc too
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