[Oberon] [EXT] Oberon board, 2021

Skulski, Wojciech skulski at pas.rochester.edu
Sun Mar 28 22:07:58 CEST 2021


  there are a number of boards available from Magnus and others. From my side, I can offer RiskOne whose design I am now finalizing. A preliminary spec sheet is attached. It is complete in the sense that I used up all routable pins and nothing can be added to the board. I am now completing the board documentation before sending it out for quote. The production cost of this board will be slightly higher than RiskZero whose $$ numbers are posted on my RiskFive.com. I can sell this board with a nominal 50% markup over production cost to cover the usual overheads. 

Then there is the RiskFive board. It is a system of two boards, the motherboard and a plugin daughter card. The details and photos are on the RiskFive.com. This I am willing to sell for $750 to cover the production cost, shipping, etc. I have five such units and I can sell one to you.

Then we have CHK-32, which is a professional Nuclear Physics DAQ board with Kintex-7 and 32 channels of very high quality 14-bit ADC sampling at 100 MSPS. The asking price is $600 per channel. You will also need a VME crate to power it. It is a professional system which is best arranged through a local university. There are nuclear physics labs down there and it would be best to talk to them before making such a decision. 

Please send me an e-mail if you want to discuss the details.

From: Oberon [oberon-bounces at lists.inf.ethz.ch] on behalf of Aubrey McIntosh [aubrey.mcintosh at utexas.edu]
Sent: Sunday, March 28, 2021 2:45 PM
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Subject: [EXT] [Oberon] Oberon board, 2021

I have a windfall that will allow me to buy a hardware system that will support the Oberon / FPGA environment.

I don't know the current status of board recommendation and such, and anyway it is a moving target.  My last reasonably current status was in the Spartan board era.

I would like to build some custom peripherals that are deeply coupled with my software.  A representative example would be a 32-bit adder.  An even more aggressive example would be a sha-256 stamper.  I was somewhat active with Bitcoin long ago when a FPGA board was powerful enough for Bitcoin.

I have also previously built a board with various A/D converters, with a view of using them in an undergraduate chemistry curriculum.

The one restriction I can think of, I want to be able to program the hardware with homebrew and/or freeware.  Previously, I have  produced a board that could "in circuit program" a clone of itself.  So, while not a professional, I am able to work at a level that pleases me.

I think a group buy always makes sense.
Aubrey McIntosh, PhD

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