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Old 05 November 2016, 15:56   #37
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Originally Posted by robinsonb5 View Post
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 )
Yep, my point was in TG68 that lead to Altera choice quite naturally...

Originally Posted by robinsonb5 View Post
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.
Logic Analyzer may be important factor but not sure if it was most important one... I think it is more related to some experience (university education?) and availability for free cores.
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