[Coco] DriveWire on the DE1
snhirsch at gmail.com
Sat Jun 12 15:51:42 EDT 2010
On Sat, 12 Jun 2010, Steven Hirsch wrote:
> On Sat, 12 Jun 2010, Boisy G. Pitre wrote:
>> Running the CoCo 3 at 25MHz on the DE1 with DriveWire is an amazing
>> experience. Thanks Gary for your hard work. I know this will only get
>> better with time.
> And another question: Does Altera offer a time-unlimited "personal" version
> of the their development software? I'm a bit loathe to invest in something
> for which I need to keep re-registering 30-day trials or grabbing a cracked
> version from an .ru website somewhere :-).
> The Xilinx ISE environment is limited in terms of synthesis complexity and
> has no built-in timeout. Not clear if Altera does anything similar.
Nevermind... Answered my own question. For the edification of others,
their Quartus II software package (no Linux support - boo) is available
for free download and is not time-limited. It simply lacks some features
of the pay-through-the-nose commercial version ($3500/yr - ouch).
Question for Gary Becker, if he's listening: Is the 1M gate Xilinx
Spartan 3 equally well supported by the CoCo project? Do you anticipate
that it will continue to be?
I ask because I'm passingly familiar with the ISE environment and would
prefer to develop under Linux. Boards appear to be the same price.
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