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I have long had a few ideas that could only be implemented on an FPGA. I only have experience with microcontrollers: a whole different world. I tried to learn Verilog and relevant tool chain. I asked a question on the main Verilog forum (it's been a long time - I forgot which), the main guru there snapped "you need to learn the basics first". I thought I had. Needless to say, I was discouraged. Now I see that some progress is being made on this:

digikey.com/en/articles/techzo

@otto9otto I saw this project on Crowd Supply awhile back. Maybe it or one of the "Similar Projects" further down the page would be of interest to you?

crowdsupply.com/1bitsquared/ic

@jmwright That IceBreaker kit is cool. I have the MAXV Dev Kit (from Altera, before the Intel buyout), but have not yet done anything with it.

Come to think of it, it was on the (old) Altera forum where I was treated so rudely.

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