On Fri, Apr 30, 1999 at 04:49:25PM +0100, Paul Kelly mentioned:
> 40-bit encryption is a joke. For custom hardware like that you're
> probably looking at a minimum of £5,000 to get yourself a designed and
> tested FPGA, something to put it in, and controlling software.
Dunno about that - they can't be that expensive for the cheaper ones....
I've a few 8000 gate 30Mhz FPGAs & programming boards on my desk. I was
playing around with them for a while, but the software for doing stuff is
all windows based. I see there are 250,000 gate ones, running at ~170Mhz
are out these days for not much on for a hundred quid. Love to see a few of
those working away...
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"Those who do not remember history, are doomed to repeat it, especially if
they change the addressing modes, or wordsize of their architechture"'
- Peter Van Der Linden
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