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  1. Hi I have a brand new Arty project board never been used has been unpacked. Im asking $100.00 no lower? If interested please email me at [email protected] Thank you, traymond
  2. I went with using Lattice Diamond 2016 software and I have an older 2005 MACH XO Breakout project board I think this supports prototyping, but would this board support working with really basic simple FPGA projects? Can I still use this forum for none Xilinx projects, Lattice only supports College students and businesses and the regular guy wanting to learn FPGA is almost left in the cold, not quite. I like the Diamond software menu, it seems to better support older chip compilers etc, is why I went back to Lattice. With my MachXO board it has a USB cable but I
  3. Dan, yeah 1million is out of my budget too. Commodore MOS or CSG (Commodore Semiconductor Group) always made a million wafers at a time, so it would cost them a Million dollars per run, probably double or triple that these days, which is why Approximation with FPGA is the best. So ASIC seems too expensive. I have decided to go with a different FPGA vendor since Xilinx would let me approximate CBM MOS IC's in a project board or newer circuit but doesn't support the older 8-bit Circuits, with the same Pinouts for the programmable chips. I would want to try and compile into
  4. Well approximating older MOS CBM chips like in the C=64 8-bit computers etc. One individual on Xilinx forum explained just what ASIC is and how the library creates what you need if a company provides the Libraries. Commodore went bankrupt and so records of those gates havent been around for years, so youre guessing and figuring out approximately all gates, IO pins, voltages etc The biggest problem is to possibly *maybe* create a remade IC somehow but be able to have the ability to plug that remade programmable IC into the 8-bit circuit but would ASIC be better beca
  5. I heard that ASIC has a CUSTOM library. Does Vivado Suite2016 still support these libraries? Is there a PDF that would explain ASIC and its libraries? or is it Library? I assume the code is still written with Verilog or VHDL? I heard that ASIC doesnt compile, does it program somehow? Im interested in chip approximation using ASIC what tools would I need, programmers etc? Since Im just starting out with Vivado should I only install the basic software, I installed everything would that make learning the menus harder etc? traymond
  6. Where can I find: Vivado getting started guide? Im just getting started and need to brush up on Vivado and familiarize myself with it more before I proceed to trying new Arty projects. Thanks. traymond
  7. Hi all. I have many questions: I am new to FPGA and using: Vivado Design Suite 2006 and have a FREE 30 day license. Have Arty-7 Evaluation board Are there beginner projects here for beginners that would work with Vivado and Arty? Which beginners projects should I start with then? Does Vivado have its own built in USB drivers for its cable? Other than that I'm ready I just need to know how to start. Thank you. traymond