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betajet
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Any pricing?
betajet   10/29/2013 2:30:49 PM
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Is there any pricing information yet?  Unless things have changed since I last looked, some of the high-end FPGAs leave potential customers passed out on the floor or doubled up laughing.

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ryan_vanteon   10/30/2013 11:02:22 AM
Well, current high-end Stratix parts start at about $2k each at low quantities (and can go up to $20k!), so expect pricing to start in the several thousands.

Keep in mind the intended target for these devices are not for consumer markets. Think mil, medical, aviation, comms backhaul. That's where we typically use a high end FPGA like this.

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Who would have thought this?
KB3001   10/31/2013 9:57:49 AM
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It's incredible how platforms FPGAs are evolving in the last few years!

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Max The Magnificent   10/31/2013 11:05:32 AM
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@betajet: Is there any pricing information yet?

I don't think I'll be buying one for my mom for Christmas :-)

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Max The Magnificent   10/31/2013 11:06:15 AM
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@Ryan: Keep in mind the intended target for these devices are not for consumer markets. Think mil, medical, aviation, comms backhaul. That's where we typically use a high end FPGA like this.

Very true

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Max The Magnificent   10/31/2013 11:07:12 AM
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@KB3001: It's incredible how platforms FPGAs are evolving in the last few years!

It really is -- if you take a step back and look at things over time, it blows your mind!

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KB3001   10/31/2013 11:10:19 AM
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Yes, I remember working on the Xilinx XC6200 15 years ago, struggling to fit a 64-bit buffer LOL

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DonGateley   10/31/2013 11:36:05 PM
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Looks an awful lot like a Bitcoin miner to me.  :-)

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franck.letestu   11/2/2013 5:28:45 AM
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@Ryan and Max : I also agree. Anyhow, for Aviation applications, the new point at stake is whether such horsepower is usable with respect to safety (process below 28nm for instance). For Military applications thermal issues are also a big concern.

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Max The Magnificent   11/2/2013 11:04:18 AM
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@KB3001: Yes, I remember working on the Xilinx XC6200 15 years ago, struggling to fit a 64-bit buffer LOL

I bet the folks who conceived the first FPGAs would have had no idea where this technology would lead ... but I'm sure that's true of all technologies (telephone, television, computers...)

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