Re: [cosmacelf] Re: Getting started with FPGA for Vintage Projects
- Thank you, I will start my develop system back up again and check out the design graphically :-)Not sure why email address is being cut off?? @...ThanksDave
From: DougCrawford <touchetek@...>
Sent: Monday, April 29, 2013 7:26 PM
Subject: [cosmacelf] Re: Getting started with FPGA for Vintage Projects
Quartus II will let you design graphically or with hardware description language (VHDL and Verilog).
I don't think they have a way to output VHDL from a graphic design; these are just design options that they can compile to FPGA binary code. Quartus II is available from the Altera web site.
I can send you some screen shots if you email me a real email address.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, David Keith <beloved_wind@...> wrote:
> Could you please provide a link to their toolset for "graphically stitch together 7400 logic from their library of parts" I would be very interested to see if they produce VHDL.
> From: DougCrawford <touchetek@...>
> To: email@example.com
> Sent: Sunday, April 28, 2013 10:13 PM
> Subject: [cosmacelf] Getting started with FPGA for Vintage Projects
> The MAXII is a very modest part suitable for replacing a good bit of standard logic. If you have no interest in learning a hardware description language, you can graphically stitch together 7400 logic from their library of parts. MAXII has 5V tolerant inputs (if you are careful) or you can make it more robust with external diode circuits. That's what I gather from an app note I looked through. I'm hopeful they will play well interfacing to old interfaces and buses. I'm open to suggestions regarding if this ISN'T a good choice for this use.
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