I don't know much about FPGA's but I think I need one for a pet project. I had a few questions for any Verilog pros. Do they make them fast enough to process bytes at 48 MHz (DSP basically). I'm sure they do make them somewhere but can you get one cheap? Can you load a VHDL program to an FPGA using an ordinary microcontroller or do FPGA's need special hardware setups for flashing them? Most tutorials I've been looking at require programming dongles. That's fine for software development but I'd like to put one a board of my own making eventually. Can anyone recommend a brand? I'm looking for one that has really good documentation including board layouts, programming timing diagrams, recommended components, large selection, free development tools, etc.