[Oberon] [Fwd: Re: question: project oberon on Spartan 3E Starter Board?]
fp at vonck.nl
Tue Oct 7 14:24:33 CEST 2014
my apologies for spamming you at your personal e-mail address.
You ask me why I want oberon on a fpga, as they are far more complex than
the arm processors. What can I say, from your website it just looked easy.
At least a lot less complex than the datasheet of the cortex.
I hoped that the RISC5 core was easily transfered to other fpga's but that
seems not the case however.
Thank you for your enquiry:
> can you tell me if i can run project oberon on this board?
> It is a 500K gate type with a lot of peripherals.
I know - I have one! ;-)
I've discussed this kind of thing at length on the Oberon Mailing List, so
I would suggest reading the archives.
But the short answer is, not without a lot of work.
What do you want to do, anyway?
The configurability of FPGAs is incredibly useful, but for a relatively
narrow range of applications. They lose on power, tool complexity, and
cost, compared with, say, ARM.
If you don't mind I would encourage you to direct such questions to the
list, where they can be of more benefit to others, rather than emailing me
directly. Please re-post this conversation if you do not have any
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