2 new FPGA boards for me: Xilinx Atlys and Xilinx Nexys2

I got 2 extra FPGA boards (with some additional breakout boards) I already managed to create Tetris, Pong and a fractal generator, onto these FPGA boards !
Note that you don’t write software for FPGA boards, but you “define” the actual electronic circuit !

Atlys™ Spartan-6 FPGA Development Board
IC: Xilinx Spartan®-6 LX45 FPGA in a 324-pin BGA package

One Vmod™ (high-speed VHDC) connector
One 12-pin Pmod™ connector
One RJ-45 connector for 10/100/1000 Ethernet PHY and RS-232 serial
Two HDMI video input ports & two HDMI output ports
Two on-board USB2 ports for programming & data transfer
AC-97 audio with line-in, line-out, mic, & headphone

Programming:  JTAG programming interfaces compatible with Xilinx’s iMPACT™ and Digilent Adept™

•Xilinx Spartan-6 LX45 FPGA, 324-pin BGA package
•128Mbyte DDR2 16-bit wide data
•10/100/1000 Ethernet PHY
•On-board USB2 ports for programming & data transfer
•USB-UART and USB-HID port (for mouse/keyboard)
•Two HDMI video input ports & two HDMI output ports
•AC-97 Codec with line-in, line-out, mic, & headphone
•Real time power monitors on all power rails
•16Mbyte x4 SPI Flash for configuration & data storage
•100MHz CMOS oscillator
•48 I/O’s routed to expansion connectors
•GPIO includes 8 LEDs, 6 buttons, & 8 slide switches
•Ships with a 20W power supply and USB cable

The Atlys circuit board is a complete, ready-to-use digital circuit development platform based on a Xilinx Spartan 6 LX45 FPGA. The on-board collection of high-end peripherals, including Gbit Ethernet, HDMI Video, 128Mbyte DDR2 memory array, audio and USB ports make the Atlys board an ideal host for complete digital systems built around embedded processors like Xilinx’s MicroBlaze. Atlys is fully compatible with all Xilinx CAD tools, including ChipScope, EDK, and the free WebPack, so designs can be completed with no extra costs.  The Spartan-6 LX45 is optimized for high-performance logic and offers: •6,822 slices each containing four 6-input LUTs and eight flip-flops
•2.1Mbits of fast block RAM
•4 clock tiles (8 DCMs & 4 PLLs)
•6 phased-locked loops
•58 DSP slices
•500MHz+ clock speeds

VmodCAM – Stereo Camera Module
2x Aptina MT9D112


•Two independent Aptina MT9D112 2-megapixel CMOS digital image sensors
•1600×1200 maximum resolution at 15 FPS
•63mm inter-camera spacing (stereo baseline)
•10-bit raw color depth
•I2C control bus
•Bayer, RGB, YCrCb output formats
•Automatic exposure, gain, and white balance
•Powerful image correction algorithms
•Image scaling
•Output FIFO
•68-pin female VHDCI connector

VmodMIB – VHDC Module Interface Board
68-pin VHDCI
4 x HDMI
5 x 12-pin Pmod™
•Connects to system boards with a VHDCI connector (Genesys, Atlys, …)
•Adds four 12-pin Pmod™ connectors and four HDMI-D connectors
•Provides two power busses and a ground bus

Nexys™2 Spartan-3E FPGA Board
IC: Xilinx Spartan-3E FPGA, 500K or 1200K gates (Click “Add to Cart” to select gate size.) Anaog Devices ADM3232EARNZ RS-232 Line Driver/Receiver

USB2 Port
Hirose FX2
Four 12-pin Pmod connectors
VGA, PS/2, and serial ports

Digilent USB2 port providing board power, programming, and data transfers

•Xilinx Spartan-3E FPGA, 500K or 1200K gate
•USB2 port providing board power, device configuration, and high-speed data transfers
•Works with ISE/Webpack and EDK
•16MB fast Micron PSDRAM
•16MB Intel StrataFlash Flash R
•Xilinx Platform Flash ROM
•High-efficiency switching power supplies (good for battery-powered applications
•50MHz oscillator, plus a socket for a second oscillator
•75 FPGA I/O’s routed to expansion connectors (one high-speed Hirose FX2 connector with 43 signals and four 2×6 Pmod connectors)
•All I/O signals are ESD and short-circuit protected, ensuring a long operating life in any environment.
•On-board I/O includes eight LEDs, four-digit seven-segment display, four pushbuttons, eight slide switches
•Ships in a DVD case with a high-speed USB2 cable

FX2 Module Interface Board
Hirose FX2
Four 12-pin Pmod
Two 6-pin Pmod
•Provides 6 additional PMOD connectors (four 12-pin and two 6-pin)
•Based on the Hirose FX2 peripheral board connector
•Access to JTAG scan chain
•Access to signals for test points
•Provision for oscillator for clock input to system board

PmodSD – SD card slot
2×6 pin header
SD card slot
•Small size (1.75″ x 1.75″)
•Ships with a 6″ 12-pin cable, a 6″ 2×6-pin to dual 6-pin cable, one 12-pin header, and two 6-pin headers

Click here to see a movie of the Fractal generator running on the FPGA
Click here to see a movie of Pong running on the FPGA
Click here to see a movie of Tetris running on the FPGA

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About Kris

I'm born on april 3th, 1974 in Leuven (Belgium). My love of my life is my lovely Christel Pauwels, with who I'm sharing love, my life, a nice house and lots of mutual hobbies and interests. (electronics / (model)trains / travelling / enjoying life / mechanics etc ...)
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