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Low cost altera board

Started by Alex Gibson June 22, 2005
Came across this
http://www.terasic.com/english/fpga_01.htm

Just wondering if anyone has one or has tried one?

Designed for multimedia.  EP1C6Q248C8
vga , tvout , audio out(line out) , ps2 , rs232 , usb programming
cf card , config prom , 16 bit audio , 1MB flash + 8MB ram.
Looks quite good for US$149


Alex 


Alex Gibson wrote:
> Came across this > http://www.terasic.com/english/fpga_01.htm > > Just wondering if anyone has one or has tried one? > > Designed for multimedia. EP1C6Q248C8 > vga , tvout , audio out(line out) , ps2 , rs232 , usb programming > cf card , config prom , 16 bit audio , 1MB flash + 8MB ram. > Looks quite good for US$149
I dare say. Run through the getting started manual and it doesn't seem to shabby. On page 46 they even remind you to take a rest :-) Too bad it's such a tiny FPGA and so little memory. Tommy
I emailed their support line to see if they can supply the board with a 1C12 
and they replied that an updated 2C20/2C35 is in the make. They offered to 
replace the board as soon as the 2C20/2C35 becomes available (obviously you 
need to pay the price difference :-).

Hans.
www.ht-lab.com

"Tommy Thorn" <foobar@nowhere.void> wrote in message 
news:RB6ue.1566$p%3.12347@typhoon.sonic.net...
> Alex Gibson wrote: >> Came across this >> http://www.terasic.com/english/fpga_01.htm >> >> Just wondering if anyone has one or has tried one? >> >> Designed for multimedia. EP1C6Q248C8 >> vga , tvout , audio out(line out) , ps2 , rs232 , usb programming >> cf card , config prom , 16 bit audio , 1MB flash + 8MB ram. >> Looks quite good for US$149 > > I dare say. Run through the getting started manual and it doesn't seem to > shabby. On page 46 they even remind you to take a rest :-) Too bad it's > such a tiny FPGA and so little memory. > > Tommy
In article <Qwzwe.12169$zM2.10928@newsfe4-gui.ntli.net>, hans64@ht-
lab.com says...
> > I emailed their support line to see if they can supply the board with a 1C12 > and they replied that an updated 2C20/2C35 is in the make. They offered to > replace the board as soon as the 2C20/2C35 becomes available (obviously you > need to pay the price difference :-). > > Hans. > www.ht-lab.com
These guys appear to be pretty strong in the customer-service department. I ordered one of their boards and they actually UPS overnighted it from Taiwan to the US for $20 shipping. The board powered up fine, and has a lot of stuff on it to play with (a la the Spartan 3 boards), but I haven't had time to install the software and mess with it as of yet. -- john ------------------------------------------------------ http://www.qsl.net/ke5fx Note: My E-mail address has been altered to avoid spam ------------------------------------------------------