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Old 04 November 2016, 20:51   #35
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Originally Posted by pandy71 View Post
Ok - my point was that even if this was predictable then choosing this particular vendor may be related to other factors (and as we know minimig use Altera so i assume everyone going for Altera as natural due easiness adapting code - is there any Xilinx minimig port?).
Funnily enough, the original Minimig used Xilinx, even though the TG68-based variants have all been Altera-based (the exception being the FPGA reply board's Minimig port, assuming it does actually exist! :P )

I think Altera's easier for beginners to pick up than Xilinx for one very simple reason: SignalTap is available in the free version of the tools, whereas ChipScope isn't.
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