Monday, June 14, 2010

For $10???

Picked this up on Craigslist for a mere $10 the other day.

The cables alone are worth $100 combined not to mention the FPGA board itself.
If figure it'll use this to get familiar with the Xilinx toolset before I jump onto the mother of all dev boards. ;)

Monday, June 7, 2010

Mystery Solved

Shortly after posting this video I was contacted by a development team in China from work that developed this devkit back in 2006.
(Many thanks to Hai Ju!!!!)

It's purpose was to provide a system for Multimedia SoC prototyping and verification. The documentation and specs on this thing have been flowing in. :)
This thing is insanely powerful!

Interestingly enough, their team now works closely with my team on high speed link development (PCI Express, Gigabit Ethernet, etc) yet we never knew of the connection.
Small world!!!

Stay tuned for updates on this. As a first step I'd like to get MikeJ's pacman implementation coded up on this thing.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Mystery Devboard?

Could I use this for PPClone prototyping and development?