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Information about MAX II MICRO KIT

Hi, 

 

I'm new with FPGAs & CPLDs and I'm considering to get a Max II micro kit.  

 

Does anyone use this board? What do you think about it? Do you suggest me to purchase it? 

 

Moreover I've found on this forum that the Programming/Erasure cycles for maxII family are just 100!  

 

(http://www.alteraforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3862&highlight=micro+kit

 

I've also checked out on the datasheet (table 5-3) and it seems to be true. 

 

Is it possible? :confused: Some information about it? 

 

Thanks to everybody 

GP
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Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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No idea? Nobody can help me?

Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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Hi... 

 

I also new to FPGA & CPLD but maybe I can help you... 

 

CPLD and FPGA is similar, I think you better start in FPGA rather than CPLD. The price for the development kit is not too far, you can get Terasic DE0 with Cyclone III FPGA for only $79 for Academic purpose, www.terasic.com (http://www.terasic.com). Beside, FPGA has larger capacity rather than CPLD, the Cyclone II in DE0 has 16K of logic block, while MAX II maximum only 2K. So you can build greater application in the future for your project or learning. And also FPGA has better performance and less delay rather than CPLD. 

 

Hope I can help you... 

 

:) :)
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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thank you rochmadp. 

 

I'm a student and I have to use the board just for learning porpouse, so maybe you right saying that's better an FPGA..now I'm really thinking to get an FPGA board :) 

 

Anyway, from curiosity, what you think about the 100 programming/erasure cycles? I think it's really too little, isn't it? 

 

GP
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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Of course, 

 

It's too few, it may running out first before you finish your course...  

Better use FPGA... :D
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