Recently, I got hold of a Papilio One (which you can think of as the Arduino of FPGAs). The Papilio board has a Xilinx Spartan 3 on board, which is plenty enough to get started learning about FPGAs. Here’s what the board looks like:
Now, it might look big above … . . . → Read More: Testing out my Papilio FPGA!
One of the most interesting projects I came across at PLDI/ECOOP in Beijing was the Liquid Metal project being developed at IBM’s TJ Watson Research Center. From the Liquid Metal homepage:
The Liquid Metal project at IBM aims to address the difficulties that programmers face today when developing applications for computers that feature programmable . . . → Read More: The Liquid Metal Project