Now - not so new cheaper FPGAs

Started by rickman January 10, 2018
I have used the Lattice XP3 FPGAs in a design I've made a lot of money from. 
  The parts have gone EOL but Arrow bought some 70,000+ and is still trying 
to get rid of them.  Seems they over estimated the market.  I had to pay a 
higher price to them in 2016 than I paid when they were in production (~$10) 
but now they are going for around $5-$6 depending on quantity and they still 
have 65,000.  lol

I wonder how cheap they would sell the lot?

With that many left in inventory, this might be a good chip to design a low 
priced hobby board from, like the TinyFPGA, but cheaper, although there are 
boards on eBay using the Altera EP2C5 with half again as many LUTs plus 13 
multipliers.  The board is only $15 or $18 with a programming cable.

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Rick C

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Am 10.01.2018 um 19:32 schrieb rickman:
> I have used the Lattice XP3 FPGAs in a design I've made a lot of money > from.  The parts have gone EOL but Arrow bought some 70,000+ and is > still trying to get rid of them.  Seems they over estimated the
market. 
> I had to pay a higher price to them in 2016 than I paid when they were > in production (~$10) but now they are going for around $5-$6 depending > on quantity and they still have 65,000.  lol > > I wonder how cheap they would sell the lot? > > With that many left in inventory, this might be a good chip to design a > low priced hobby board from, like the TinyFPGA, but cheaper, although > there are boards on eBay using the Altera EP2C5 with half again as many > LUTs plus 13 multipliers.  The board is only $15 or $18 with a > programming cable. >
The firmware-only USB implementation on the TInyFPGA got me interested in them. I now have 2 on my desk. Thanks for the heads-up. Thomas