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Offline alin_im

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Altera De0 board opinion
« on: February 18, 2016, 11:18:27 pm »
Hey guys,

I am posting this, becaue I wanted to ask you about a purchase that I want to make.

I want to buy Altera DE0 Board, at the moment I am a student and I find it a bit expensive, but i see it as a future investment.

I choose Altera because I have a little bit of experiense with quartus ii and they are one of the biggest names in this filed

I wanted to ask you an opinion about this product. Any other sugestions ?

Best wishes,
Alin
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Offline alin_im

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Re: Altera De0 board opinion
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2016, 11:31:25 pm »
Or should I consider De1 board and save alittle bit more ?
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Re: Altera De0 board opinion
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2016, 11:33:23 pm »
In my opinion the De0 is the best choice in term of quality/examples/support
in short, worth the money  :-+

 
 

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Re: Altera De0 board opinion
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2016, 11:42:59 pm »
De1

De1 comes with the hybrid solution ARM SoC (capable to run linux)+ fpga inside the same chip, they are linked over the bridge called AMBA,
which is a bus, and it requires more effort to be used: it's not suggested, in my opinion, as first experience, as it comes with with more complexity

apart tastes,  because tastes are personal tastes, and in this case I am fine with Spartan 6 LX9 (Xilinx), installed onto Papilio/Pro board
which costs more than De0 and comes with less resources, but I love it because it adds exactly what I want: fpga, dram, 48 I/O (to add a NVRAM)
enough BRAM to implement my soft core, and enough resources for my TAP

in short is up to you
 

Offline lordgarth6

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Re: Altera De0 board opinion
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2016, 02:39:06 pm »
Hey, my first time posting.  :)

I myself am a student aswell, and i borrowed a de0-nano from my supervisor for my Bachelors project and i find that its a great little board to mess round with and get some serious stuff done with it, but seems a little bare bones compared to the de1 (from a quick google of that board).
i my opion, if you do get a de0 then you wont be disapointed, just requires a lot of circuits headers and jumpers to get a rough project knocked out.
 

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Re: Altera De0 board opinion
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2016, 09:22:20 pm »
I used/use the uP1, uP2, DE0, DE1, DE2, DE0-CV, and DE1-SoC in several courses I had taught for the last 13 years.  Any of the DEx will work just fine, but you should be aware that recent versions of Quartus II (or Quartus Prime!) don't support Cyclone FPGAs older than the Cyclone V.  The DE0, if I remember correctly, has a Cyclone III FPGA.  The latest one I am using is the DE0-CV.  It is alright: inexpensive, Cyclone V, reliable, small, and can be powered from USB.  So if you still want a DE0-kind-of-board, go for the DE0-CV.

Hey guys,

I am posting this, becaue I wanted to ask you about a purchase that I want to make.

I want to buy Altera DE0 Board, at the moment I am a student and I find it a bit expensive, but i see it as a future investment.

I choose Altera because I have a little bit of experiense with quartus ii and they are one of the biggest names in this filed

I wanted to ask you an opinion about this product. Any other sugestions ?

Best wishes,
Alin
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Bart: Isn't that the wrong way?
Homer: Yeah, but faster!
 

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Re: Altera De0 board opinion
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2016, 07:33:03 pm »
Did you go with the DE0 ?  I obtained one and I am playing with it, Quartas software 13.1 for the Cyclone III, having fun learning with it.

Only recently discovered FPGA's, uphill learning curve coming from software :)
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