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FPGA module with Xilinx Spartan-7


The Spartan-7 board is ideally suited for digital signal processing, easy prototyping, education and research with FPGAs.


+ Dimensions of 2″ x 2″ (50.8 mm x 50.8 mm)

+ 83 User In-/Outputs

+ 1 differential analog input

+ 4 user LEDs

+ 4 user Switches

+ USB-UART bridge with up to 3 Mbaud

+ Powered via USB or external voltage supply from 5 V to 17 V

+ 100 MHz onboard clock

+ 64 Mbit configuration memory

+ Standard Xilinx JTAG header (14 pin)

+ Out-of-the-box functionality, no mother- or carrierboard required


+ Industrial measurements and control

+ Digital signal processing

+ Interface adaptation

+ Easy prototyping

+ Education and research with FPGAs

The small form factor Spartan-7 FPGA Module is an out-of-the-box feature FPGA board with only 2″ x 2″ (50.8 mm x 50.8 mm) dimensions. It is ready for use by simply connecting a power supply and programming the FPGA or the 64 Mbit SPI flash via the standard Xilinx JTAG connector. The board operates with a USB power supply or an external power supply sourced either by the screw terminal P1 or the pin grid. The module supports a wide input voltage range from 5 V up to 17 VDC and provides 83 general purpose IOs (GPIOs) through easily accessible pin grids at the edges of the board. Additionally there is a dedicated input for analog-to-digital conversion with a sample rate of up to 1 MSPS and a resolution of 12 bit (built-in Xilinx XADC module). The onboard USB-UART bridge allows communication to a host with datarates up to 3 MBaud. Further, the Spartan-7 FPGA Module has four programmable blue LEDs and four micro switches for user interactions. The board includes a stable 100 MHz system clock source for the FPGA, but which also can be clocked from external sources via pin connectors. Finally, the board offers all basic functions for many FPGA applications on a tiny footprint without the need for an additional carrier board.

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