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Electronics => Microcontrollers => Topic started by: Zh4ng on November 07, 2013, 05:58:29 pm

Title: Unknown FPGA Demo- / Testboard
Post by: Zh4ng on November 07, 2013, 05:58:29 pm
Hi,
I bought on ebay for a few bucks following demo board.
Unfortunately, I have found nothing to the board on the Internet.  :'(

Would any of you know what it is?

It was an impulse buy :)

Thank you .....

Zh4ng

Title: Re: Unknown FPGA Demo- / Testboard
Post by: NANDBlog on November 07, 2013, 06:24:01 pm
It is an obsolete Xilinx XC2000 series thingy. It is pre FPGA, even CPLD, called FPLA . It was in production from 86 to 99. I think this came from a University. It very much resembles this board I could find:
http://bear.ces.cwru.edu/eecs_317/demo_board.html (http://bear.ces.cwru.edu/eecs_317/demo_board.html)
The buttons are the same, both of them has "043xxx" numbering on it. Maybe you should contact them.
Title: Re: Unknown FPGA Demo- / Testboard
Post by: Zh4ng on November 07, 2013, 07:54:43 pm
thanks for the tip. I hope I can use the board sometimes with more Information.

Otherwise it will be a beautifull wall decoration.  :scared:


Thx Zhang...
Title: Re: Unknown FPGA Demo- / Testboard
Post by: marshallh on November 07, 2013, 08:06:29 pm
That's dated 1986, 51st week. Real museum piece
Title: Re: Unknown FPGA Demo- / Testboard
Post by: Zh4ng on November 07, 2013, 08:21:22 pm
That's dated 1986, 51st week. Real museum piece



OK. My new wall decoration.  :palm:

<mantra on>what have I learned? do not buy any shit on ebay. <mantra off>
Title: Re: Unknown FPGA Demo- / Testboard
Post by: PA0PBZ on November 07, 2013, 08:54:08 pm
<mantra on>what have I learned? do not buy any shit on ebay. <mantra off>

But you know that you will be doing it again...  >:D
Title: Re: Unknown FPGA Demo- / Testboard
Post by: Crazy Ape on November 08, 2013, 08:22:37 am

OK. My new wall decoration.  :palm:

<mantra on>what have I learned? do not buy any shit on ebay. <mantra off>

Like buying anything from anywhere, do your research BEFORE you hit the buy button.
Title: Re: Unknown FPGA Demo- / Testboard
Post by: Zh4ng on November 08, 2013, 09:06:17 am

OK. My new wall decoration.  :palm:

<mantra on>what have I learned? do not buy any shit on ebay. <mantra off>

Like buying anything from anywhere, do you research BEFORE you hit the buy button.

sad nur true....
Title: Re: Unknown FPGA Demo- / Testboard
Post by: amyk on November 08, 2013, 11:57:33 am
Apparently the XC2064 is the very first FPGA that Xilinx produced, so indeed it is quite museum-worthy...

A datasheet! http://www-inst.eecs.berkeley.edu/~cs294-59/fa10/resources/Xilinx-history/xc2000.pdf (http://www-inst.eecs.berkeley.edu/~cs294-59/fa10/resources/Xilinx-history/xc2000.pdf)

Maybe you could get it working to do something :)
Title: Re: Unknown FPGA Demo- / Testboard
Post by: nkavv on November 25, 2013, 04:22:51 pm
Whoa! A venerable and memorable piece of technology indeed.

I think that at the FPGA 2013 conference they intended to have a demo session with olde (sic) FPGA machinery. Don't know if they had it eventually.

BTW you might be able to program this with a Xilinx Foundation. I recall my first exposition was Foundation 2.0 or so, this would be around 1998 (that I got hands on). Following that, started using Webpacks from their earliest versions, but I don't recall the family being supported there.

I'm also in a crusade/search (since some years) for some rare application notes (XAPP's). Initially, Xilinx had promised them to be released, but they changed their minds. I'm talking about the "motion estimation" and "motion compensation" application notes. This would be around XAPP 61X.

Does anyone know what has happened to them?

I'm also looking for some very early xapp's prior xapp030.

Best regards
Nikolaos Kavvadias
http://www.nkavvadias.com (http://www.nkavvadias.com)
Title: Re: Unknown FPGA Demo- / Testboard
Post by: MrAureliusR on November 26, 2013, 03:28:25 am
That's dated 1986, 51st week. Real museum piece

OK. My new wall decoration.  :palm:

<mantra on>what have I learned? do not buy any shit on ebay. <mantra off>

If you want to sell just the chip, give me a PM. I'll give you a few bucks for it, if you're interested.