Open FPGAs? - was Re: Project Oberon and OberonStation (resend)

David Ryskalczyk d235j.1 at
Sun Dec 6 16:48:32 CST 2015

There's one open FPGA toolchain out there, and it's for Lattice iCE40 FPGAs.


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> On Dec 6, 2015, at 5:10 PM, ben <bfranchuk at> wrote:
>> On 12/6/2015 8:39 AM, Tor Arntsen wrote:
>>> On 24 November 2015 at 22:42, Mouse <mouse at> wrote:
>>> What I was really interested in was whether the FPGA itself was open.
>>> If so, I definitely would have wanted to pick up the hardware, because
>>> I would love to experiment with an FPGA - but I am _not_ going to put
>>> up with running a vendor binary blob (which probably won't even run on
>>> my machines) to get an undocumented blob to throw at the hardware.
> I don't see that as a problem. Treat it like a rom image.
> What is a problem old FPGA's vanish just once you get the hardware debugged.
> Now back to debugging my FPGA cpu ( Altera DE1 ).
> Ben.

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