That message was really just to clear the
air for the next step. I think we have a breakthrough here with the PC
connection and this motherboard.
not been around for the brilliance of:
James Lux, P.E.
Spacecraft Radio Frequency
Subsystems Group Flight Communications Systems Section Jet Propulsion
Laboratory, Mail Stop 161-213 4800
Oak Grove Drive Pasadena CA 91109
time I get into near absolute statements he nails my butt to the wall! Just a
little kidding but true, and tells it like it is!
get on with the buss and finding a way to transmit high speed over another buss
structure. We have the room now on the boards.
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Subject: Re: [Xylo-SDR] Teamspeak
FPGA discussion - Have wepaintedourselvesinto a corner? Boxed ourselves in?
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Teamspeak FPGA discussion - Have we paintedourselvesinto a corner? Boxed
Just a quick comment going back through
In this country the military has almost
unlimited funding and lotsa free samples. The Wolfson rep and distributor when
he came and gave me the 20 Wolfson chips, showed me a box of connectors which
would make the din 41612 look like a “Sick Puppy”. Some of them
ranged into the low triple digits in cost, but they WERE beautiful! We are not
the military, so we gotta be thinking universal, cheap, and off the shelf. We
MUST have universal appeal, not universal cost and as little individual outlay
as possible. Also we are designing a prototyping system which becomes a product
NOT a $2000+ FPGA OR $200 dollar Xylo board which have no group appeal beyond
‘fooling around’, wether commercial or hobbiest. We will survive as
a group or not survive at all, each with different and valuable qualifications
and interests as to where this can go. Otherwise your hard work with the
Lion FPGA” part goes for naught, and becomes just another competitor on
the Xylo market. This group formed rapidly and was given impressive resources
like SVN, Web Page, Forum, Reflector in a matter of a week. NOT to forget Bill
– KD5TFD and Phil VK6APH who are not following the
“enclosure” stuff carefully, but dead bugging and proving that IT
WILL WORK! Astounding! But why? Because they saw something of universal
appeal and design and contributed their non-fpga expertise. To steal a line
from Jim Lux about absolutes: “What makes you think that the DIN41612 is
the ONLY way to go?”
In terms of prototyping and manufacturing
costs, I don't think we have any other option. They aren't expensive, and I can
even make boards at home for next to nothing that use them (I have done that
for the 64-way ones), quite easily.