[Lancelot] Something to watch out for...
H. Peter Anvin
hpa at zytor.com
Tue Sep 21 23:55:10 PDT 2004
Tommy Thorn wrote:
> H. Peter Anvin wrote:
>> Probably... want to try it out with "assign cf_power = 1;"?
> Sure. This WE hopefully.
>> I'm going to release version 11 of the ABC80 project as soon as it
>> finishes doing a clean synthesis, and include a new CF card image.
>> The CF card image has programs to set the character set to
>> Swedish/Finnish (default), Danish/Norwegian, or "international" (US).
>> The cool part is I actually wrote the card on the ABC80; just uploaded
>> the files with TERM100 (terminal program), which -- much to my
>> surprise -- worked right out of the box, and -- even more surprising
>> -- without being dependent on CPU speed. I'm guessing it's using the
>> 128 µs interrupt to do its thing.
> Very cool. Do you have an idea of how many has tried your ABC80
> implementation (besides us two :-)?
I would guess probably noone :(
>> It's a darn tempting thing, because you get an EP2S60 "for a limited
The Stratix II chip looks substantially bigger than the Cyclone chip,
and is in a 672-pin package. I wonder if that means the annoying pin
sharing on the Cyclone board isn't there -- unfortunately the manual and
the schematic aren't online yet. I still wish they had an SDRAM slot.
> I looked again, and I can't find that. Where did you see this?
>> Unfortunately that means that you won't be able to get updates once
>> your one-year subscription expires, since it won't work with webpack.
Actually, from looking at it it says "one year *license*" and no updates
at all. That might mean it dies after a year. Would be bad.
> Heh, WebPACK is Xilinx. Altera is Quartus II Web Edition. Yeah, I know.
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