[Lancelot] Something to watch out for...
tommy at numba-tu.com
Wed Sep 22 00:03:59 PDT 2004
H. Peter Anvin wrote:
>>> It's a darn tempting thing, because you get an EP2S60 "for a limited
Thanks! The fact that only the EP2S60 is available now is also a strong
> 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.
Amen. I guess it could be possible to make an SRAM expansion board or
even SDRAM if you ran it slowly enough.
> 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.
Well, it said the same about our Cyclone board and as far as I remember
only updates stopped working, but I'll check with them tomorrow.
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