Kenneth Pronovici wrote:
For small (50K gates) chips FPGAs are cost-effective and you never have to go to fab. We can put together a development system for 1M gates systems for about $500.Aha, I see where you found this in my original note (although you didn't quote it). In that paragraph, "thousands of dollars" was just an example for illustration, although I chose the magnitude of the cost from one of the links Bruce posted (I recall seeing a $5400 fabrication cost listed on one of those pages).
I'm starting smaller than this, and am putting out a $20 device that makes embedded programming really easy for Free Software folks.
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