Some Notes on using FPGAs
A collection of various information I find useful.
Development BoardsCurrently one of my favorite boards for work is the Avnet Spartan 6 LX9 board. For what you get it's insanely low-cost ($90). It includes a whole setup for working with the Microblaze core including a SDK license. It also includes a ChipScope license, see my blog post on the subject for some details.
For doing SDR work I had made my own development board, see ProjectMouldyRF.
Programming ToolsI've collected some information about using an FTDI FT2232D device as a programmer on Using JTAG over USB.
I also have described how to program CPLDs (or FPGAs) using SVF files, and automated the creation of such files along with the programming. See SVF Player over USB