Rhythm generator

Gene Zumchak zumchak at cerg.com
Wed Apr 14 19:25:43 CEST 1999

    The Xilinx XC9500 family of PLDs start with a 36 macrocell device (44 pin
PLCC) that costs less than $3.  A $100 kit provides all the software required.
This family is ISP (In-circuit-Programmable) and needs only a cable to the printer
port to program it.

You can find it at xilinx.com

Gene Z.

WJ Bland wrote:

> On Wed, 14 Apr 1999, Curtin, Steven D (Steven) wrote:
> > Hello WJ,
> >
> > This sounds very similar to what I've been doing with programmable logic.  I
> > have a Philips PLD that counts down from a master clock which is a 555.
> [snip...]
> Hi Steven,
>         What you're doing sounds very cool.  Thanks for the reply, but...
> Eeek!  PLDs and FGPAs?  Aren't they really hard to do?  I know it would be
> a much simpler design this way, but aren't they quite expensive?  And you
> need a programmer for them don't you?  This must cost loads too!
> This is just my knee-jerk reaction - let me know if I'm wrong ;-)
> Cheers,
>         Bill.

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