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TonyTib
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Looks good for a FPGA board
TonyTib   5/28/2014 8:09:22 PM
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At a glance, looks similar to the Papilio Pro board, so the Kickstarter pricing is pretty good.  The IDE looks nice.

betajet
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Great little boards
betajet   5/28/2014 7:12:41 PM
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I also highly recommend Papilio.  I recently got a Papilio One with 250K gate Spartan 3E and FTDI USB chip for JTAG programming and serial access.  At US$38 it's the cheapest USA board I know of with a large FPGA.  DUO will give you a lot more capacity, performance, and RAM.

Update: I backed it.  The Early Bird boards are going fast -- fewer than half left.  Project just passed 30% funding.  I've done a lot of work with Xilinx Spartan-II, Spartan-IIE, Spartan 3A, and Spartan 3E.  Should be interesting to check out Spartan 6 when the boards come out of the oven :-)

Duane Benson
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Wing interface
Duane Benson   5/28/2014 6:53:55 PM
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The Wing interface on the Papilio boards is pretty easy to use. I've designed a couple wings myself.

I've got one that has spots for GPS, IMU and RTC modules, as well as two Pmod ports. The Pmod is an interface layout used by a a number of development board companies. This one will be used with a Papilio on my tele-presence robot at some point. I can use it with any of my Papilios. Presumably, designing one for this new Papilio would be just as easy.



Duane Benson
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I backed it
Duane Benson   5/28/2014 6:11:41 PM
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Darn. I missed the Zero day award. I did, however, make the Early Bird Special, and upgraded to 2MB of RAM, and the Classic Computing Shield. Jack's at 25% of his goal after just launching today. Very nice.

I already own an original Papilio and a Papilio Pro. This one sounds like a great addition to my set.

If you're interested in exploring the worl of FPGAs, I highly recommend one of Jack's Papilo boards.

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