[Oberon] Development boards

Chris Burrows chris at cfbsoftware.com
Mon May 11 00:46:39 CEST 2020

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Oberon [mailto:oberon-bounces at lists.inf.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of
> Magnus Karlsson
> Sent: Monday, 11 May 2020 2:51 AM
> To: oberon at lists.inf.ethz.ch
> Subject: Re: [Oberon] Development boards
> Unfortunately the interest in FPGA boards have gone way done lately, now
> days it's all about inexpensive ESP32 and RaspPi boards etc.

That hasn't been my experience from the software view of the world. In the last 12 months I have had almost twice as many users request the free Starter version of Astrobe for RISC5 compared with the free starter version of Astrobe for Cortex-M3. That is despite the fact that the FPGA boards I support cost more than 4 times that of the Cortex-M3 boards.

If I need an FPGA board what does it matter to me how much a microcontroller board costs? To me it would be the same if I needed to buy an RC Quadcopter. Why would I care what an RC Buggy costs?

P.S. I only *want* an RC Quadcopter right now. Haven't yet found an excuse to *need* one unfortunately ;-)


Chris Burrows
CFB Software

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