[Oberon] Cheap chinese FPGA board - is it usable for PO?

Treutwein Bernhard Bernhard.Treutwein at Verwaltung.Uni-Muenchen.DE
Mon Nov 11 16:18:17 CET 2019

Hi Paul,

>In general it's pretty hard to amortise the significant cost of such an effort
>over just a reduced board price, even at very high quantity; and especially so
>in this case, for a number of reasons which become apparent when you start
>doing deeper research on this particular FPGA.
thanks for the warnings. 

>The chip is unusual for an FPGA in that the useful memory is synchronous
>dynamic RAM bonded onto the programmable logic inside the physical
>package, thereby saving I/O pins which would otherwise be used to interface
>to external memory; but again, it's DRAM, which is a lot harder to interface to
>than the fast asynchronous static RAM in the Project Oberon 2013 edition
>reference design.

the specs say that it has 130KB SRAM and in addition tot hat SDRAM

>I'd be happy to discuss it further but I can't help thinking that any effort
>someone wanted to spend would be better utilised in almost any other
>direction... :)
quite discouraging :-(


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