On Apr 27, 2013, at 10:48 AM, ben wrote:
I don't do the other brand. -:)
I do both. They're fine. Xilinx used to be lagging way behind
on device features (but way ahead in market share), but they've
really caught up with Altera with the 7-series. The I/O bank
structure is SO much easier to plan around now. I find myself
recommending Xilinx devices for the first time in five years
I am finding out that you get what you pay for ...
modern junk with no docs.
Sorry? There are PLENTY of docs.
I want to know basic things, I don't like the
modern bloat needed
just to work. What happens on Power up? What happens if I want 5 volt I/O? What clock
speed is the FPGA ? Is the PLL driving SDRAM pins or something else?
All of these are described in the device handbook. It's here:
What is the priority of logic expressions in hardware
In Verilog or VHDL, it's pretty explicit and very C-like.
If you want to see how the synthesizer turns various language
constructs into hardware, see the synthesis manual: