[time-nuts] CPLDs for clock dividers

John Miles jmiles at pop.net
Fri Feb 5 02:43:11 UTC 2010

Yeah, Xilinx 11 is pretty nice.  I'm usually allergic to IDEs, especially
theirs, but I've been pretty happy with 11 so far.  I find myself using it
instead of my tried-and-true makefile for FPGA work, and that's saying

-- john, KE5FX

> -----Original Message-----
> From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com]On
> Behalf Of Christopher Hoover
> Sent: Thursday, February 04, 2010 6:24 PM
> To: time-nuts at febo.com
> Subject: Re: [time-nuts] CPLDs for clock dividers
> Paul Swed wrote:
> > Well not having a lot of luck with the xilinx wise application.
> > Its a 6.5 GB tar and after a good 5 hr plus download the tar
> doesn't open
> > with zipgenious
> > But 6.5 GB to work a cpld. Seems crazy to me.
> >
> The web installer will let you do a partial install.
> Bear in mind you are getting heck of lot of pretty powerful software for
> the low, low cost of a download.  (This applies to both Xilinx
> and Altera.)
> The suites are not perfect, but you can do fairly complex designs with
> their free software.
> An EDA architect (at Cadence) in a past life,
> -ch

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