Investigated FPGA boards but cannot find open-sourced board and vendor-neutral FPGA development tools:
- The ORSoC manufacturer boasts open-sourcing on its website but I cannot really find strong evidence except webmastering OpenCores.org.
- The duo: Xilinx advertises its products with "Open Source Hardware Innovation Contest for Mainland China Universities". Still their products are proprietary, poor support for *ix --. Similarly, Altera has a poor support for *ix, just check their OS support with Quartus or how to have your logic analyser in the synthetic step?
- Group of small players -- let you point the best.
Is there some manufacturer strong with open-sourcing things such as hw and dev tools?