Wei, I try to follow statements from the lowRISC guys closely, but I’m still puzzled:
What is the demo installation board for your next release, if you want to use all the
beautiful features (tagged, minions, debug), that come with it ? I think Alex mentioned
the vc707 at the 5th WS, but please confirm.
Thanks a lot, Tobias
PS: Looking forward to your release ...
Wei Song <ws327(a)cam.ac.uk> hat am 8. Juni 2017 um 11:20
This is not a direct recommendation but just a note.
We do not support the Xilinx zc706 dev board. To be more specific, we do
not direct support any Zynq FPGA after our 2016 releases. Recently
Furkan has ported out debug-v0.3 to Zedboard, but the ARM core is not used.
For lowRISC, we would recommend pure FPGA dev boards which use Kintex or
The recommended board right now is Nexys4-DDR, which still has around
30% area left if you get rid of the tagged memory, minion and trace
debugger. I think this might be enough to have a BOOM core replacing the
The price for Nexys4-DDR is around 320 USD from Digilent.
On 07/06/2017 21:53, Alisson Linhares wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I want to buy an FPGA board to work with LowRISC. However, the FPGA needs
> to be large enough to fit a BOOM core. The zc706 is too expensive for me.
> Therefore, I'm looking for a cheaper alternative.
> Does anyone have any suggestion?