HDL vs. schematics (was Re: ebay - cardamatic)

From: Peter C. Wallace <pcw_at_mesanet.com>
Date: Wed Feb 16 20:06:24 2005


> An XC95144XL has 144 macrocells, 5V tolerant I/O, and costs under $7
> in quantity one. Unless you have to drive strict 5V CMOS inputs, it
> will work fine with any 5V logic. For the price savings you can
> easily afford the 3.3V regulator.
> Eric

And if speed is not an issue, you _can_ drive 5V CMOS by using open drain
outputs with a pullup to +5 (this works on both XC95NNXL and Spartan2)

Peter Wallace
Received on Wed Feb 16 2005 - 20:06:24 GMT

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