I'm sure it's been a best kept secret that Atmel supplies for their CPLD's
and FPGA's the Protel 99se (schematic, PLD and digital simulator) plus
PeakVHDL tools FOR FREE . Atmel didn't care to advertise it anywhere,
although you are free to download it off their website (and you get it on CD
with any CPLD or FPGA devkit you buy) , Protel didn't either.  I'm sure this
translated in lost opportunities for both companies . Well deserved for
their ineptude , IMHO, but I might be wrong . After all, that's why  I'm not
working 9 to 5 for a large company ;)

Best Regards,

Matt Tudor, MSEE
http://www.gigahertzelectronics.com


----- Original Message -----
From: "Bagotronix Tech Support" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Wednesday, June 12, 2002 10:39 AM
Subject: Re: [PEDA] Protel PLD/CUPL Question


> I agree.  I wonder why Protel let the PLD tools wither and die?  I seem to
> remember about 4 years ago that they bought some HDL tool from some other
> company and repackaged it as PeakFPGA or PeakVHDL, or Peaksomething.  They
> managed to waste that one off.
>
> Personally, I think all those efforts were wasted.  I would much rather
see
> Protel supported by the chip vendors' design suites.  The main reason I
have
> used Lattice and Xilinx parts and nobody else's is because they have the
> best free PLD/FPGA tools out there (sorry, Altera folks).  But the
schematic
> editor for both is awful.  Protel should work out a deal with them to
supply
> that proposed "free" version of the schematic program I mentioned
yesterday,
> with libs for the PLD and FPGA.  That would be another great way to seed
the
> market with Protel wares.  Yoo hoo, Altium, are you listening?...
>
> Best regards,
> Ivan Baggett
> Bagotronix Inc.
> website:  www.bagotronix.com
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "mike ingle" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Sent: Tuesday, June 11, 2002 7:31 PM
> Subject: Re: [PEDA] Protel PLD/CUPL Question
>
>
> > I would consider the PLD section of PROTEL a dead design tool.
> > I would either use the free wincupl or go to a commercial compiler from
> one
> > of the big boys.
> >
> > Mike
> > Using altera parts and Max plus 2
> >
> >
>
>
>
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