nilrods Posted July 7, 2015 Report Share Posted July 7, 2015 I ran across this interesting FPGA board the other day and thought I would share. It was designed for bitcoin mining back when they were still using FPGA's. I saw some new boards, probably closeouts since most bitcoin miners have moved on to ASIC's. From what I read it's primary purpose was bitcoin mining but the guy that came up with the board as designed it to be a development board and sold most of the first batch to developers rather than bitcoin miners. From what I read the board worked well. Here are some basic specs - 2X Spartan 6 LX150, 100+ GPIO(looks like in DIMM form factor) 50+ interconnect wires between the 2 Spartan 6 most routed as differential pairs. The board is open sourced. I see them right now for sale for like $160, which to me seems ridiculously cheap since the price I see for Spartan 6 LX150 is about that price for one(I am sure they bought on volume at some point in the past). I wonder how much work it would be to add support for a board like that to the DesignLab. Might be great for some of those bigger, more complicated projects. I have my eye on one for an AI project I have been getting interested in. more info http://en.qi-hardware.com/wiki/Icarus Just my thoughts. Thanks,Chris Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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