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Does anyone pricing on this 2nd generation Xilinx Virtex 6 FPGA board for potential hardware based HFT?

Does anyone pricing on this 2nd generation Xilinx Virtex 6 FPGA board for potential hardware based HFT?

Someone from my Meetup group is using this exact board. I am trying to see if this is an affordable option. So if it is, is there really any point in killing yourself with software when you can use a good tool link Simulink to get the HDL (hardware description language)  generated?

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See how expensive FPGA is. Prices of ModelSim and Xilinx product is not cheap. Matlab prices not included

See how expensive FPGA is. Prices of ModelSim and Xilinx product is not cheap. Matlab prices not included

I don’t think this is final but could give you a ball park figure:

A couple years ago, Synplify Pro was about $20K (US dollars), ModelSim SE about $20K, HyperLynx GHz about $47K. The lighter versions were roughly a third of that.

Xilinx stuff: ISE Foundation about $3000. WebPACK is of course free. EDK about $500. System Generator for DSP about $1000.

Yearly support is usually an unpleasant fraction of the purchase price. If you discontinue support, you stop getting software updates, and may lose access to tech support.

I wish companies would list their product prices. No fun listening to a salesman for a half hour only to learn the price is in the stratosphere. Sometimes you can find prices in the “product announcement” or “product review” sections of engineering magazines.

http://www.edaboard.com/thread97771.html

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