[J-core] Happy new year.

emanuel stiebler emu at e-bbes.com
Sun Jan 10 20:12:14 UTC 2021

On 2021-01-01 23:21, Rob Landley wrote:
> We're still here, working on stuff. Sorry for the radio silence, there are
> actual marketing people who in theory they were going to redo the j-core
> website, and in practice have been busy with B2B stuff, so I should take this
> over again and start updating the website (with my sad "editing raw html in vi"
> skills) and posting updates here.
> The xilinx proprietary toolchain continues to be a pain in the neck, but lattice
> has made some larger (ecp5) FPGAs you can fit a reasonable SOC in. (The downside
> is they're DOG SLOW, like clocking 1/4 the speed of spartan 6.) Still, if
> somebody's interested in a port to something like
> https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2334524.m570.l1313&_nkw=ICEBreaker+ice40&_sacat=0&LH_TitleDesc=0&_osacat=0&_odkw=ICEBreaker
> We can probably get j-core running on that, AND it should work with the fully
> open toolchain.

What is also interesting, the open source tool chains also support DDR3
by now, sticking with DDR1/DDR2 is not necessary anymore ...

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