Author Topic: Some cheap new - Xilinx XC3S500E Spartan-3E FPGA STARTER KITs on E*ay EU  (Read 8069 times)

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Offline bingo600

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They're less than half price , and are located in Germany.

'bay number  - 310620854594

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They're less than half price , and are located in Germany.

'bay number  - 310620854594

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Have you seen the insane price on the Danish RS site, Bingo?
DKK 3555.05 = ~€477 or about eight times the price on the bay.

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They're less than half price , and are located in Germany.

'bay number  - 310620854594

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Have you seen the insane price on the Danish RS site, Bingo?
DKK 3555.05 = ~€477 or about eight times the price on the bay.


I normally avoid RS & Farnell , if i have to get from a distri i always check out ELFA first.

But mostly i use 'bay , and for "other" components   CSD in Germany - http://www.csd-electronics.de/
Just make sure to contact CSD if you need it in a hurry , sometimes there can be several weeks in deliverytime (non stock)

But that RS price is "insane" , and prob. even wo. VAT.


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But that RS price is "insane" , and prob. even wo. VAT.

But of course, it's without VAT   ::)
They kindly don't charge you for shipping, however, so for DKK 4443.81 it's all yours.
The one on ebay has a €10 shipping cost to DK, by the way, pushing the price all the way up to a modest DKK 520 to the door.
It is a bargain.
 

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@tepe

Did you buy #10 ?

I got #9

Ohh btw: Seller's other devel kits are rather pricey , so it's strange that these are so cheap (They're listed as new & unopened).
He even has a STM8S-Discovery listed as a STM85-Discovery for 14.xx € , it costs 7.xx €  @ Watterott (New)

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I bought one too (#11?), Thanks for the tip Bingo!  :-+
Strangely I only see € 20 shipping, also when I set it to Denmark...
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I bought one too (#11?), Thanks for the tip Bingo!  :-+
Strangely I only see € 20 shipping, also when I set it to Denmark...

Use the afterbuy link in the mail , it'll automaticly adjust shipping.
I'd guess NL is even cheaper than DK.

If you read further on the 'bay page , he gives examples of shipping (DK 16 € - 12KG ) , and EU 20 €
I guess he's telling the "EU" shipping and relies on the "Kaufabwiklung" to adjust to the correct price.

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@tepe

Did you buy #10 ?

I got #9
Probably. It said he had sold 9 when I did it.

Ohh btw: Seller's other devel kits are rather pricey , so it's strange that these are so cheap (They're listed as new & unopened).
Maybe they fell off a lorry?
 

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500k gates. meh. :P But assuming ~ 65 EUR shipped it's a nice price for this board if it's really new.
 

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500k gates. meh. :P But assuming ~ 65 EUR shipped it's a nice price for this board if it's really new.

For now i'd be happy just to get a XC9536 or XC9572 do a blinky  :phew:

So this board is like , when i was running DOS 2.11 with a Segate ST-225 25MB  HDD ... I can't imagine me filling it up ever ....
Well that changed ....

But i expect , it'll take a while before i grow out of this kit.

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Just got the package, it's genuine in the Xilinx box, sealed and all.
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Just got the package, it's genuine in the Xilinx box, sealed and all.

 :-+

Good price then! So good apparently the seller's felt like a bit of price adjustment. :P

 

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Daummm ....

I'm still waiting for the packet.

A 20€ Rise ... Glad i made it for €60

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Just got the package, it's genuine in the Xilinx box, sealed and all.

What was shipping ?

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I received mine today :)
New and genuine, box is from 2009 and came with Xilinx ISE 11.1 software.
Board is rev. D

Shipping was 10 euro to The Netherlands
 

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What was shipping ?

I paid before I got the mail from him, so it was the default € 20. (still a good price anyway).

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Also got my package today  :-+

Sealed S3E-Kit , and some of his other goodies 1, 4.7, 10uF ceramic reels

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Just saw this post
http://forums.xilinx.com/t5/New-Users-Forum/USB-issues-with-old-Spartan-3e-Starter-Kit/td-p/252418/page/3#

Seems like the new ISE 14.x might have troubles with the usb-programmer on the older boards , (needs a cpld firmware upgrade)

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I'm on 14.3, and it looks like there is no problem. I think iMPACT even updated the board:

AutoDetecting cable. Please wait.
PROGRESS_START - Starting Operation.
Connecting to cable (Usb Port - USB21).
Checking cable driver.
 Driver file xusb_emb.sys found.
 Driver version: src=1029, dest=1029.
 Driver windrvr6.sys version = 10.2.1.0. WinDriver v10.21 Jungo (c) 1997 - 2010 Build Date: Aug 31 2010 x86_64 64bit SYS 14:14:44, version = 1021.
 Cable PID = 0008.
 Max current requested during enumeration is 74 mA.
Type = 0x0004.
 Cable Type = 3, Revision = 0.
 Setting cable speed to 6 MHz.
Cable connection established.
Firmware version = 1029.
File version of E:/Xilinx/14.3/ISE_DS/ISE/data/xusb_xlp.hex = 1303.
Firmware hex file version = 1303.
Downloading E:/Xilinx/14.3/ISE_DS/ISE/data/xusb_xlp.hex.
Downloaded firmware version = 1303.

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