I have several years of experience in programming, and I'd like to move
on to FPGAs to enjoy more fun.
As I have a limited budget for my playing with electronics, I'd like to
choose the most versatile board for the best price with a decent support
from manufacturer. I'm a student, so I guess the academic prices apply
I tried to do my own research on google. What I wanted to have on my
- VGA/HDMI port
- SD card slot
- some memory
- PS/2 keyboard
- USB and Enthernet, although I have almost no idea about how these two
I found these boards:
> Basys™2 - Xilinx Spartan-3E, 8-bit VGA, PS/2 - 69$
> Basys™3 - Xilinx Artix-7, 12-bit VGA, USB host for kb/mice, flash - 79$
> miniSpartan6+ - Spartan 6 LX 9, HDMI, serial flash, microSD - 75$
> ZYBO Zynq™-7000 - Xilinx Z-7010, Cortex-A9, flash, memory, SD, USB, gigabit
Ethernet, HDMI, 16-bit VGA - 125$
> Altera DE0 Board - Altera Cyclone III 3C16, 4-BIT VGA, SD, serial port, PS/2,
flash - 81$
> Altera DE0-CV Board - Altera Cyclone V 5CEBA4F23C7N, 4-bit VGA, microSD, PS/2 -
> Altera DE1 Board - Altera Cyclone II 2C20, 4-bit R-2R per channel VGA, PS/2, SD,
flash - 127$
here's where I can't decide. Again, cost is important for me, but I also
know that Digilent and Terasic are Some Names.
What would you choose? Do you have any of your own recommendations?
Please help, I'm honestly an absolute nooob here.