Do I need to know FPGA
just plug in power supply and the USB cable, use the free
Arduissimo IDE for compiling and downloading and start using multicores
in the Arduino environment.
What is the price ?
The price of the hardware is
in the range of any other FPGA based evaluation boards. The Arduissimo
IDE is open source.
Can I use it as an Arduino
compatible FPGA evaluation board ?
Yes, it is an open source hardware. You don't even need an FPGA
download cable, but you can use one if you want. You can also run one
of the the
multicore designs on one FPGA and download your own design on the
Can I use other
languages and compilers, or do I have to use the Arduino format ?
concept allows you to use your own language and compiler. The compiler
can be a standard, "single CPU" compiler (avr-gcc,
arm-none-linux-gnueabi-gcc, ...), it does not need to be modified for
SHP or "multicore CPUs". The Arduissimo IDE can then be used to
and to download your .hex (.disasm) file.