Hi, I know nothing about Software Defined Radio, FPGA, integrated circuits, electronics, et cetera. I do know that they are fields my father is interested in. A little background, he's worked with NASA and the European Space Agency for the majority of his career as a software architect (as in the guy that is responsible for designing the software for satellites) and he loves to do electronics in his spare time. He's recently retired, but used to run seminars for ESA's electronics club and he did few workshops on FPGA and Software Defined Radio for them.

Two years ago I contacted digikey in the States and got super lucky with a knowledgable salesperson and I bought him his first integrated FPGA board. Last year I called them up again and they were literally amazing (I can't recommend them enough) and I bought him the MAX 10 FPGA 10M50 EVAL KIT, which blew his mind that I had actually bought something he wanted - an impossible task.

I called Digikey today and they were a little at a loss to recommend any new products that weren't essentially the same.

This is where I lean heavily on the knowledge and experience of this forum and ask you to come up with any suggestions for related presents for Christmas this year. Be kind, remember I barely even know what FPGA stands for, just about understand the concept of Software Defined Radio, but I respect a community that does and I simply want to put a smile on the old man's face this Christmas. ANY suggestions, precise, vague, on topic, related are all welcome.

Thank you in advance for hopefully your encouraging advice.


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