Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) and Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE:CY) have upgraded the Spartan-3A Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) Evaluation Kit. The upgraded kit includes the addition of Cypress’ CY3217 (MiniProg) Programmer to the Xilinx Spartan-3A FPGA Evaluation Kit, which enables touch sensing capability, USB connectivity and analog programming. The kits, which were released May 15, are being offered exclusively from Avnet for $39.
The Avnet Spartan-3A FPGA Evaluation Kit pairs Xilinx low-cost Spartan-3A 400A FPGA technology with the Cypress PSoC programmable system-on-chip. PSoC delivers flexibility for high-volume applications by enabling FPGA configuration and Flash memory re-programming through a built-in USB interface, making it the perfect companion chip for FPGAs. The included CY3217 MiniProg programmer and downloadable PSoC Designer software enables reconfiguration of the PSoC device for evaluating integrated USB connectivity, CapSense touch sensing, clocks and programmable analog functionality.
- Cypress MiniProg Programming Unit
- Xilinx Spartan-3A evaluation board
- ISE WebPACK 10.1 DVD
- USB cable
- Windows programming application
- Downloadable documentation and reference designs
More info: Xilinx Spartan-3A Evaluation Kit