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What to do with those old XC3S1200E chips (o;

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davorin:
Good afternoon (o;

Someone got a good idea what to do with those?

My employer ordered them a looong time ago, though they didn't made it into any project...
Well at least I can still use ISE 14.7 for them..though not sure what the limits are by means of what max. size parallel RGB TFT I can drive and so on...
though it would be a good excersize for PCB design and soldering in my pizza smt oven (o;

RoGeorge:
Not sure how reliable a DIY oven can solder a 300 balls BGA stored for years.

That's a few thousands worth of chips.  Try to sell them.

davorin:
Well already tried to sell them...no luck...not sure sure anyone wants to design something with an obsolete and unsupported IDE.

OTOH no costs for me frying those buggers (o;
Guess I'll do a simple board based on the butterfly one 3e design....at least a m68k core fits easily for some retro feeling ;-)

Or digging up my old pacman/galaxian files...

asmi:

--- Quote from: RoGeorge on October 26, 2021, 03:04:39 pm ---Not sure how reliable a DIY oven can solder a 300 balls BGA stored for years.

--- End quote ---
There should not be any problems soldering them. Just bake them before reflow, and you are good to go.

davorin:
Bake?

For sure I would need leaded solderpaste....

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