Spartan-6 LX16 FPGA Evaluation Kit and LX150T FPGA Development Kit

Avnet Electronics Marketing rolled out the Xilinx Spartan-6 LX16 FPGA Evaluation Kit and Spartan-6 LX150T FPGA Development Kit. Both kits support the new FMC expansion standard, which enables the addition of add-on modules and easy customization when working with Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) applications. The Spartan-6 LX/LXT FPGA kits are ideal for designers getting started with the new Spartan-6 family from Xilinx. Avnet’s Spartan-6 LX16 FPGA and Spartan-6 LX150T FPGA kits complement existing development kits from Xilinx.

Xilinx Spartan-6 LX16 Evaluation Kit - Avnet Electronics MarketingSpartan-6 LX16 FPGA Evaluation Kit Features

  • Spartan-6 LX16-CSG324 FPGA
  • PSoC 3 8051 uP with programmable analog
  • Li-ion battery-powered option
  • USB 2.0 Mini-B
  • 64 MB LPDDR SDRAM
  • 16 MB Multi-bit Serial Flash
  • Custom segment LCD add-on module
  • 10/100 Ethernet PHY
  • LPC FMC expansion header
  • MXP expansion header
  • Two 2 x 6 PMOD expansion ports
  • Cypress USB 2.0 device

The Spartan-6 LX16 FPGA Evaluation Kit is based on the Spartan-6 LX16 FPGA and showcases a system level approach to low power design for the Spartan-6 family. Designed for use as a general purpose FPGA development board, its low power design also makes the kit ideal for portable instrumentation and battery powered applications. The board is powered by a lithium-ion battery (included), a USB cable connection, or a 12 volt adaptor, and is supported by six high-efficiency portable power management integrated circuits (ICs) from Texas Instruments. The new PSoC 3 programmable system-on-chip from Cypress adds 20-bit precision analog, system power management, USB/UART/SPI connectivity, LCD direct drive, CapSense touch sensing, and FPGA configuration support. The board provides a low pin count FMC expansion connector for adding FMC daughter cards and sells for $225. This kit will be available for shipment later this year.

The Spartan-6 LX150T FPGA Development Kit is built for video, industrial networking and control, wireless communications, PCIe expansion, and general FPGA prototyping applications. Based on the Spartan-6 LX150T FPGA with its on-chip 2.5 Gbps transceivers, the kit provides an advanced platform for developing low-cost applications that require high-speed connectivity. The board features high-performance DDR3 memory, 10/100/1G Ethernet interface, two low pin count FMC expansion connectors and sells for $995.

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