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January 21, 2012, 03:38:04 AM
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I am an electric engineering student and i would like to experiment with an FPGA - not specifically for mining.
what would you recommend as a cheap starter kit?
I am thinking on using it for audio/image compression/decompression and mining experiments
I am thinking specifically about fpga since so far i mostly had to deal with micro controllers and software, and now would like to experiment with hardware.
Is there a sub 100$ option?
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January 21, 2012, 03:40:56 AM
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I am an electric engineering student and i would like to experiment with an FPGA - not specifically for mining.
what would you recommend as a cheap starter kit?
I am thinking on using it for audio/image compression/decompression and mining experiments
I am thinking specifically about fpga since so far i mostly had to deal with micro controllers and software, and now would like to experiment with hardware.
Is there a sub 100$ option?
There isn't anything that cheap, but you may wish to consider either Icarus or Ztex, because they have lots of I/O options. See http://bitcoinfpga.com/ for a good comparison of various FPGA options.

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January 21, 2012, 04:18:30 AM
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Is there a sub 100$ option?

Avnet Spartan-6 LX9 MicroBoard

http://www.xilinx.com/products/boards-and-kits/AES-S6MB-LX9.htm

$89.00

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January 21, 2012, 04:31:41 AM
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January 21, 2012, 11:17:13 AM
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Digilent has several boards with academic discount:

http://www.digilentinc.com/Products/Catalog.cfm?NavPath=2,400&Cat=10&FPGA


The Atlys @ 199USD  looks like a steal if you're gonna do something more heavy.

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March 26, 2013, 04:12:39 PM
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And how much can this board give? 10MH/s?

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March 26, 2013, 05:12:33 PM
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http://www.altera.co.uk/education/univ/materials/boards/de0-nano/unv-de0-nano-board.html
Gets about 20mhs, but a great platform to learn on imo.

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March 26, 2013, 09:09:27 PM
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I used this a lot. Special price for univ. orders.
http://www.xilinx.com/univ/xupv5-lx110t.htm

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