Alchitry Forums
Alchitry a dying project? - Printable Version

+- Alchitry Forums (https://forum.alchitry.com)
+-- Forum: Alchitry (https://forum.alchitry.com/forum-1.html)
+--- Forum: General Questions (https://forum.alchitry.com/forum-2.html)
+--- Thread: Alchitry a dying project? (/thread-334.html)



Alchitry a dying project? - wdautrem - 04-19-2021

I'm looking to get into FPGA development and was interested in the Alchitry dev board.  Unfortunately, it looks like this product is running out of steam.  Nearly all hardware is out of stock or backordered.  No blog posts for years.  Only a hand full of forum posts this year.  No new element boards being released (HDMI board).  Am I seeing this correctly, or is there another reason for the lack of activity?


RE: Alchitry a dying project? - alchitry - 05-18-2021

The out of stock boards are due to the global chip shortage causing SparkFun to be unable to get the inventory to build more.

A lot of the work going into things are currently behind the scenes. The most time is spent rewriting the core of the Lucid code in Alchitry Labs. This will allow for Lucid simulations in the future. Some other features such as getting Xilinx cores into example projects without violating IP (basically automating generating the cores but not including them directly) is holding a few example projects/tutorials back.

I'll admit I'm pretty terrible with keeping up with the forum.

So, no Alchitry isn't dying but yes, things have been a little slower recently.