[Lancelot] Something to watch out for...
H. Peter Anvin
hpa at zytor.com
Thu Sep 23 01:09:47 PDT 2004
Tommy Thorn wrote:
> You're right in everything but that. The $1k Nios II Stratix II dev.
> kit would require a $2k/year sw subscription after the first year. How
> exactly does that seem reasonable?
Indeed... kind of puts it out of reach for anyone who doesn't have a
Quartus II subscription anyway -- which makes you wonder why they bother
including it (I know, it's to give people who are considering a change
from Xilinx some time to try it out.)
It's a bit of a shame, since people tend to prefer to use what they're
familiar with, and reasonably low cost devel kits is a great way to do that.
Oh well, at least the Cyclone II's will be 100% web edition-capable, so
eventually we should see a Cyclone II devel kit. It'll have multiplier
arrays, too, but no M-RAM.
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