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04-05-2010, 09:20 PM
Is the Basic Stamp a suitable base from which to understand FPGAs? If so what would I need in the way of kit?
Many thanks

Post Edited (Wavering) : 4/5/2010 5:30:27 PM GMT

Mike Green
04-05-2010, 09:26 PM
Not really. The Basic Stamp is a microcontroller, very different from a FPGA (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Field-programmable_gate_array (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Field-programmable_gate_array)).

A Basic Stamp could be connected to a FPGA to exercise or control it, but that's not really what you're asking.

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Post Edited (Mike Green) : 4/5/2010 2:35:50 PM GMT

04-06-2010, 12:25 AM
Doesn't Parallax sell an FPGA evaluation board? You might try that.

D'oh. I've reviewed and this was an Altera partnership done in 2002 -- I don't think it's offered anymore.

Post Edited (allanlane5) : 4/5/2010 5:38:45 PM GMT