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FPGA Development Boards: The Universal Prototyping Tool?

7/5/2013 07:00 AM EDT
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Sheetal.Pandey
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Re: Parallel Development
Sheetal.Pandey   7/8/2013 7:38:51 AM
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Its great to use these boards for internal projects fro team development. Especially when there is not much of work load and your engineers have free time. People who are on bench can be trained ahead of th eprojects.

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Daniel.Miller_#3   7/12/2013 12:56:32 PM
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SOME OF THE SMALL SOIC CHIPS ARE EXPECTED TO BE IN THE $1.45  ARE IN VOLUME NEXT YEAR ACCORDING TO CYPRESS CEO. WITH UNRESTRICTED FREE DEVELOPMENT TOOLS, THESE ARE CONTEXT CHANGERS. 

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Daniel.Miller_#3   7/12/2013 12:59:16 PM
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A CYPRESS SEMICONDUCTOR PSOC 4 PIONEER 2 CORE ARM BASED SOIC PROGRAMMABLE BOARD IS AVAILABLE FOR ONLY 25 DOLLARS WITH FULL DOWNLOADABLE DEVELOPMENT SUITE, PSOC DEVELOPER! ALSO 100 DAYS WORTH OF ONE PROJECT PER DAY ONLINE TUTORIAL EXAMPLES WITH CODE. AND YOU CAN CONFIGURE ON CHIP AMPLIFIERS AND DA OR AD CONVERTERS COMPARITORS LOGIC  AND MULTIPLE OTHER GOODIES. GOOGLE CYPRESS PSOC 4 PIONEER AND LOOK FOR THE 100 DAYS PROJECTS OR GOOGLE FOR THE PROJECT LIST, NOT THE FORUM OR BLOG.

PROGRAMMING BY SCHEMATIC DRAGING AND DROPPING SUPPLIED OBJECTS AND CONFIGURING THE PINS,  OR BY PROGRAMMING IN C OR VERILOG. 

PROTOTYPE A 2 CHANNEL OSCILLOSCOPE OR A WIRELESS CAPACITOR TOUCH INPUT REMOTE CONTROL FOR A MICROWAVE. NO SWEAT. EASY W EXAMPLES. i'VE BEEN DOWNLOADING PROGRAMS TO ONE AND ORDERED 3 MORE BOARDSTO PLAY WITH. 

IT IS AMAZING WHAT IS AVAILABLE NOW FOR PROTOTYPING FROM THE VARIOUS VENDORS. 

 

PSOC 4 IN VOLUME NEXT YEAR CHIP PRICES ARE PREDICTED TO BE IN THE 1.45 DOLLAR RANGE ACCORDING TO CYPRESS CEO.  WITH FREE UNRESTRICTED DEVELOPMENT TOOLS, THESE ARE DEVICE CONTROLLER CONTEXT CHANGERS. 

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