Black Gold is a FPGA development platform which designed for NIOSII developing.Its main chip is ENC28J60, the common type of Cyclone II FPGAs and enough for the NIOSII. Black Gold includes the external sdram, flash, and some peripheral , also the 128X64 LCD , it’s a full system for a NIOSII project.
Thats interesting, as well as the USB Blaster Clone for $19.90Do you plan to offer it with a bigger FPGA like EP2C20Q240 or EP3C16/EP3C25 ? as well as the ability to mount a bigger EPCS (or OEM) like EPCS64 ?
Thanks for your feedback ; )So far we have not plan to upgrade it to bigger FPGA , Black Gold is designed for beginners and ENC28J60 is enough for many primary projects , and the price will be lower if using ENC28J60 but EP2C20Q240. Maybe we will release a new board which for master, then it will with a powerful FPGA and more peripherals.
Just a PCB that has only a FPGA like EP2C20 or EP3C16/25 with 16bit SDRam and a big EPCS and all other IO's connected to a pin field, and of course the Vccint (and Vcca for EP3) via LDO like the firefly did but this pcb was only available with EP1C12 if i am right.i knew a couple of fpga projects out there where the people do not want to solder such "tiny" pin to pin distances but they require just the above minimum and would like to connect their own stuff to the free FPGA pins. if you have a usb blaster for this smal amount of money, why not integrating it to this minimal pcb ? just a business idea...