Hi,I have seen that Cyclone 10GX are being available. As they are comparable to the smallest & low grade A10GX, but for a much lower cost, they can be very interesting I think. pro:
- Low price - Some parts are stocked (36 pieces of 10cx220yf780i6g (https://www.buyaltera.com/partdetail?partid=7593617) and 10cx220yf780e6g (https://www.buyaltera.com/partdetail?partid=7595044)) - 1 dev kit available cons: - Less documentation than older FPGA (compare to A10GX for example) - Almost no entry on Altera forum (+1 now :-) ) and only 1 on Altera wiki - Only 1 dev kit with only the schematic pdf available. No Quartus ref design to prove tools/chips are working and have been tested (golden top, transceiver, BTS, …). - Q17.1pro (no licence) is crashing a lot and compiling a former Q17.0standard A10GX project does not work (all ip re-created manually in Q17.1pro). Analysis&Synthesis is stuck at 4%, then PC RAM grows till the max 32GB available and then SW ends. But Altera wiki "simple" example compiles. As I need several demanding features regarding tools (configuration, pinout and timing analysis), I am afraid that it is too soon to use cyclone 10GX. - Several 12.5Gbps RX/TX - >80LVDS inputs (serialize x10, ~1gbps) - Remote update what do you think? do you already design boards with c10gx?
Thanks for feedbacks. links: Dev kit: https://www.altera.com/products/boards_and_kits/dev-kits/altera/cyclone-10-gx-development-kit.html?u... Altera wiki project: http://www.alterawiki.com/wiki/file:c10userconfigurabletransceiverdemodesign.zip