[Lancelot] Stratix III
tommy at numba-tu.com
Wed Nov 8 16:34:56 PST 2006
H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> Tommy Thorn wrote:
>> I have recently turned my attention to this board:
>> which is the Spartan 3E Starter kit in the 3S1600E guise (29,504 LE).
>> The interesting part is the price ($300) which makes it a much more
>> attractive option for designs that are intended for more than just
>> myself. The major flaw is only 8 colors on the video interface and the
>> single PS/2 port. You will probably complain about the lack of a
>> CompactFlash interface, but it should not be very hard to make an
>> SD-card adapter as a peripheral component.
> Yeah, it still means gunking with hardware which makes the design a
> lot less portable. That's been the problem with Lancelot since
> Microtronix took it over and made it prohibitively expensive.
Unlike the Lancelot, the SD-card adapter would be trivially cheap. I
might even convince Digilent to produce and sell it (they already have a
line of peripherals that plugs right into the board). If so, it would
not really be unportable as anyone who can buy the board can buy the
Then again, I don't actually need the SD-card all that badly myself. The
ethernet connection is far more important.
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