[rescue] Screw (software) emulators!
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Mon Aug 6 20:58:45 CDT 2001
>How expensive is FPGA hacking to get into?
$100-$200 to start, at the low end. (I've got a low-end Xess board, but
the newer BurchED looks exciting.)
>What are good sources for introductory material?
>Like FlashRAM, don't FPGAs have a limited number of writes that they are
>good for? If so, then how is this to play out in that FPGA based super
>computer that was in the news a few months ago?
A lot of FPGAs are sram based, so you can reconfigure as many times as you
want. The downside, of course, is that they lose configuration at power
down. Some can even do a partial reconfiguration, so you could dynamically
adapt the hardware!
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