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Papilio one 250K discontinued?

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Hi all,

 

Does anyone know if the Papilio One 250K is being discontinued?

 

There's currently none in stock at SeeedStudio, and only a few left at the GadgetFactory store.

 

Dave

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I sure hope not!  At US$38 the Papilio One 250K is one of the best values out there for getting started with FPGAs and I often recommend it.  The board has occasionally gone out of stock at Gadget Factory in the past.

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Hey, it's not being discontinued, but there is so little profit margin with it that it often becomes a low priority and is more prone to running out of stock. There should be a new batch in the works right now.

 

Jack

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IMHO the 500k is a much better value, there's so much more you can do with the larger FPGA. The 250k is based on a rather old chip that is likely nearing end of life.

 

For smaller projects, it's hard to beat the $17 Altera Cyclone II mini boards which are roughly equivalent in capacity to the Spartan3 250k.

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