Friday, November 10, 2006
Posted at 10:36 by svenand
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November 22, 2010 11:12 AM PST
My fifth Mac is the one I am using today and the one that has given me the possibility to use it for all my computing needs both at home and at work. It is a MacBook Core Duo featuring a 2.0 GHz Intel processor (T2400) with two independent processor cores on a single chip. I had it customized with 1GB of RAM and a 80GB hard drive. It uses the same processor as many PCs are using and lets me install and run Windows XP and any Linux version I like.
December 12, 2009 11:47 AM PST
I just made it to Mac (Hack) I'm a long timer from early DOS to Vista but now
peace at last OSX... fantastic but still I ned XP for a few Apps like
Autocad and ArchiCAD and now ISE so far no problem 3D works smooth
I run XP with Parallels Desktop (I prefer PD than fusion) and runs fast and better 3D.
I own Nexys2 & Avnet Spartan 3A an could seamless communicate (program) via USB, I also bought A Xilinx USB DLC-09 JTAC cable but still to test(just got this morning).
Zotac gf 9300 ITX 4GB Ram CPU C2D E8500 Snow Leopard vanilla install.
I heard this: who needs Windows in a World without walls? I'm absolutely enthusiastic about OSX...
March 23, 2009 10:43 PM PDT
I have used VMware and Ubuntu Linux for running Xilinx ISE and XPS software. You can find out more by reading the "FPGA design from scratch" story. The programming via JTAG was the biggest hurdle. See part 25 for more information.
March 16, 2009 07:07 AM PDT
i used to be a Mac User a long time ago (when the iMac came to life). in 2004 i had to switch back to Pc due to my studies/job. Since 2007 i have been working a little with Xilinx FPGAs (mostly spartan 3 with simple IP-Cores).
Now that macs are intel-based, and Parallels and Fusion seems to be working fine, i was considering going back to the sweetest platform i have ever used.
I wonder how is ISE working on your mac. I know ISE is a Resource Hog. It can easily consume all CPU and Memory when it starts syntethizing and mapping.
Im also looking foward to use a Virtex II Pro with Microblaze, so i wonder if the Synthesys takes to long.
I was planning to buy a Mac Mini, and max out the ram (4GB). Are you using VMWare fusion or parallels? have you tried both? which one do you think is better.
At last but not at least... i use an Avnet Spartan 3E kit , and Xilinx XUP kit. Both use a Cypress USB chip to do the programming. I have to use a 3rd party app to program the system flash or the fpga via jtag.
What are you using to download your designs to the kit? does it work right out of the box with windows?
July 12, 2007 05:38 PM PDT
That is my Xilinx FPGA evaluation board. To find out more read "FPGA design from scratch"
July 10, 2007 11:12 AM PDT
Nice Setup..... I'm planning to buy one of these displays with mac mini soon. Currently I have Macbook pro 17" 2.33 GHz.
BTW.... what that chip with white cable is for?
Great website & keep up.