For those of you interested, There's an FPGA dev kit giveaway going on now at www.event.terasic.com. The company is giving away an Altera DE0-Nano, 22K logic elements.
Hey thank you for the information. It looks like a good developement board for embedded soft processors. I think I should order one ;-).
Sorry but these "contests" are bull. Only students and low level workers with too much time left take part. Thus the "winner" is the best amongst the worst. Skilled VHDLlers spend their time on projects rated €70.00 p.h. in germany and eventually order boards > 4k upwards on the fly. While I am writing this a synthesis takes places and I have time to drink my espresso beeing fully paid. It is not effective to spent time on boards one could possibly win. The time to invest is 20 times more than the price of the board. Taking part in such events shows the unability to take care for time and having won such a contest means finally nothing else than beeing the King of Kindergarden.
> having won such a contest means > finally nothing else than beeing the King of Kindergarden. Maybe, but at least this one then knows how it feels to be A KING. And he knows: it would be fine to remain the king further on. And maybe one day he's the one allowing you buying boards for 4k bucks... :-o Just to remind you: some people spend time on such senseless things like looking tv shows or football games...
@ T.Hale´s Your entire posting is 'bull'. >The time to invest is 20 times more >than the price of the board. Yeah, sure. Participating takes less than one minute, so you are earning 100000 USD per hour? Most participators don´t. >having won such a contest means >finally nothing else than beeing the King of Kindergarden. It means getting an 80 USD toy for free. >Skilled VHDLlers Oh yeah, you are so skilled and elite, I shiver in reverence. >Taking part in such events shows Posting bs like you shows a lot of ignorance and stupidity . . . Do you have something actually useful to contribute?