Electronics > FPGA

Suggestions for a dev board for learning some FPGA things

(1/2) > >>

NivagSwerdna:
So to date I have done standalone projects which have had a small FPGA and some glue logic and I have survived with my own spun boards but now I would like to try and make my VHDL/Verilog skills more marketable by getting into the FPGA acceleration game specifically implementing some kind of network acceleration type ideas... just for education.
So I'm looking for suggestions on a dev board that implements PCIe since that seems trendy and a board that has some networking capability, copper wired Ethernet will be fine.
Any suggestions?  Doesn't have to be bleeding edge just something that will let me play with the concepts.
Both PCIe and Networking will be new to me in this environment.

Someone:
Talk to your rep, most of the boards in that space require licensed tools.

SiliconWizard:
I can suggest the Lattice Certus-NX Versa board:
https://www.latticesemi.com/products/developmentboardsandkits/certus_nx_versa_eval

It's quite affordable ($277), you can use it with Lattice Radiant with the free license. The only thing to check is whether the IPs for PCIe are also under a free license - AFAIR, that was the case when you bought a Versa board.

colorado.rob:

--- Quote from: NivagSwerdna on November 02, 2023, 09:40:53 am ---So I'm looking for suggestions on a dev board that implements PCIe since that seems trendy and a board that has some networking capability, copper wired Ethernet will be fine.
Any suggestions?  Doesn't have to be bleeding edge just something that will let me play with the concepts.
Both PCIe and Networking will be new to me in this environment.

--- End quote ---
This board works well, allowing you to play with PCIe and 10G networking.

https://www.aliexpress.us/item/3256801088848039.html

The board files from the vendor includes everything needed to program the board with Vivado.

If you have the cash and want to go further, the same vendor has a nice 420T board that includes QSFP ports, and a Zynq 7100 board with an FMC HPC port. Both are quite reasonably priced.

Someone:

--- Quote from: colorado.rob on November 06, 2023, 04:40:51 pm ---a Zynq 7100 board with an FMC HPC port. Both are quite reasonably priced.
--- End quote ---
Which would be the only one of the 3 that can be used (at all) without licensed tools.

Navigation

[0] Message Index

[#] Next page

There was an error while thanking
Thanking...
Go to full version
Powered by SMFPacks Advanced Attachments Uploader Mod