I have a small floating point unit, described in VHDL, and synthesizable. I'd like to buy an FPGA (not an expensive one) that would allow me to test in practice the unit.
I've used an FPGA in the past, a virtex-5, which is too expensive for what I have to do. I wanted to buy the cheapest I need for the task I have in mind.
I'm not an expert in purchasing this stuff however so I was wondering.
- When I buy an FPGA is usually some licence to use some EDA tool also sold?
- If the answer to 1. is NO, how much could cost a licences?
- Is there anything else I need to buy for what I want to do?