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by alenppc
Fri May 01, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: TF536
Topic: TF536 Rev 2 Design Complete (all gone)
Replies: 210
Views: 10553

Re: TF536 Rev 2 Design Complete (all gone)

terriblefire wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 3:31 pm
Really just waiting for @LADmachining and @alenppc to confirm working.
My board hasn't arrived yet...
by alenppc
Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: TF536
Topic: TF536 Rev 2 Design Complete (all gone)
Replies: 210
Views: 10553

Re: TF536 Rev 2 Design Complete (all gone)

8 Bit Dreams wrote:
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:55 pm
Spent some time with TF536 rev.2 today,
Got very good results, card works just nice even with cheap SAMSUNG K4S561632-UC75 ram
Where did you buy this RAM? UTSource? It doesn't seem available on either Digikey or Mouser.

Btw, I confirm that the Xilinx chips I got from UTSource are ok.
by alenppc
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: TF536
Topic: TF536 Rev 2 Design Complete (all gone)
Replies: 210
Views: 10553

Re: TF536 Rev 2 Design Complete (all gone)

8 Bit Dreams wrote:
Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:45 am
I will build buffered IDE 😀
got my prototype yesterday, started my build with non buffered ide first, to be on the same page with You guys, but used cheap Samsung RAMs instead.
Which RAM is this?
by alenppc
Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: TF536
Topic: TF536 Rev 2 Design Complete (all gone)
Replies: 210
Views: 10553

Re: TF536 Rev 2 Design Complete (all gone)

I ordered some Xilinx chips from UTSource, they are supposedly new and very cheap, so it may be an alternative option. My experience with UTSource is very mixed. Like vast majority of China sources it is lottery. To be fair it is better than AliExpress. Well, I will check them out and report back. ...
by alenppc
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: TF536
Topic: TF536 Rev 2 Design Complete (all gone)
Replies: 210
Views: 10553

Re: TF536 Rev 2 Design Complete (all gone)

I'm freezing all board sales and probably going to ditch all the current designs in favour of Lattice based solutions. This is due to the spike in Xilinx prices. Do not buy any Xilinx chips in anticipation of TF boards coming out because they're probably not going to use them now. I ordered some Xi...
by alenppc
Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Terriblefire's channel
Topic: Xilinx pricing gone crazy
Replies: 34
Views: 1607

Re: Xilinx pricing gone crazy

Even the smaller CPLD prices have quadrupled which makes me think this is coming down directly from Xilinx.

I will start buying them in China now... fingers crossed.

On the other hand now the value of all the TF cards in the wild has also risen sharply.
by alenppc
Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: TF536
Topic: TF536 Rev 2 Design Complete (all gone)
Replies: 210
Views: 10553

Re: TF536 Rev 2 Design Complete (all gone)

terriblefire wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:38 pm
Have these started arriving yet?
Not here yet, but our postal service has slowed down to a crawl due to the coronavirus thing. It takes 2 weeks for stuff to arrive within the country...
by alenppc
Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Terriblefire's channel
Topic: Xilinx pricing gone crazy
Replies: 34
Views: 1607

Re: Xilinx pricing gone crazy

Unfortunately RS does not ship to North America, so I can't order from them. I suspect they will raise the prices soon too. What happened though? Pure greed now that they've become super popular?
by alenppc
Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Terriblefire's channel
Topic: Xilinx pricing gone crazy
Replies: 34
Views: 1607

Xilinx pricing gone crazy

For some reason, the sources that sell Xilinx CPLDs have gone insane. They increased the prices of the chips at least 5-fold. Check this out: https://www.digikey.ca/product-detail/en/xilinx-inc/XC95144XL-10TQG144C/122-1374-ND/826977 https://www.digikey.ca/en/products/detail/xilinx-inc/XC95288XL-6TQG...
by alenppc
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: TF360
Topic: The TF1260 rev1 arrives!!! Oh boy!
Replies: 107
Views: 8526

Re: The TF1260 rev1 arrives!!! Oh boy!

I support this statement! We see now where buying cheap has brought us. Enough said. Clearly its unfair to say the Chinese are to blame for this crisis. But I do think that pressure should be put on them to get rid of those wet markets. Whether or not they caused Covid-19.. who knows. But they shou...

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