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Can DE10-Nano Kit hardware emulate Commander X16?

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9 hours ago, SerErris said:

That was not the point ... and even there you already have an emulator. It is there is no need to run it on an FPGA. Simply cannot see any reason to do this. Either you want hardware - go with X16 - you do not want hardware - take the emu or any other available option.

But I expect the CX16e FPGA version of the CX16 will fit inside CX16c case with room to spare and have at least block pin headers for an expansion slot, so it solved the connectivity problem with the hardware that is made to work with the CX16p/CX16c ... even if I am only getting the CX16e if I can't afford the CX16c.

As far as something like the DE-10 Nano kit, the loss leader aspect of that board may make it much less expensive than it would be on a cost-plus-margin basis, but whether or not the Vera design is eventually released as open source it's perfectly reasonable to expect that the project will be given a chance to get its footing before that happens, and without a cycle exact Vera design, I'm not sure I see the actual benefit over the smallest NUC that can run the emulator at full speed.

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On 8/27/2020 at 7:22 AM, Cyber said:



That's exactly what X16 team is planning to do at stage 3. So just wait patiently. )


Perfect, as it makes a lot of sense for cost reasons.

Looking very much forward to it! 🙂

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7 hours ago, SerErris said:

Isnt Vera a FPGA logic anyhow? So cycle exact is just releasing the rtl code of it and compile it?

Yes, though "just" is doing a lot of work in that sentence. After the CX16 has hit the market, it would not be surprising if there eventually was a release of the code for Vera at some future point.

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