Xilinx Spartan-6 LX16 Evaluation Kit

At the heart of the Xilinx Spartan-6 LX16 FPGA Evaluation Board is a Cypress PSoC 3 programmable system-on-chip. The PSoC 3 device integrates precision analog sensing, system management and user interface functions. The PSoC 3 device performs power management, CapSense touch-sensing, USB/UART/SPI connectivity and configuration of the Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) directly on the board. Flexible PSoC 3 I/Os also enable the board to interface to the analog world through an expansion connector that accepts an included Avnet LCD board, user prototype boards and various Cypress expansion boards.

Xilinx Spartan-6 LX16 Evaluation Kit Features

  • Cypress PSoC 3 Programmable Embedded System-on-chip
    • Single-cycle 67 MHz 8051 core
    • Four CapSense switches
    • USB-UART
    • FPGA configuration over USB
    • Serial Flash programming
    • In-system power monitoring
    • LCD drive
  • Spartan-6 XC6SLX16-CSG324 FPGA
  • Texas Instruments battery management and voltage regulators
  • Custom MicroTips segment LCD add-on module
  • Single cell Li-ion 18650 (~2500 mAh)
  • 64 MB LPDDR SDRAM
  • 16 MB Multi-bit Serial Flash
  • 10/100 Ethernet PHY
  • 66.6 MHz oscillator
  • Over-voltage and ESD protection on USB
  • LPC FMC expansion header
  • 20 x 2, 0.1-inch user I/O header (MXP)
  • Two 2 x 6 PMOD expansion ports
  • Four LEDs
  • SPI configuration
  • JTAG interface

The Cypress PSoC 3 device dynamically reconfigures its 20-bit Delta Sigma Analog-to-Digital Converter to perform precision voltage-monitoring and current-monitoring on 1.2V, 1.8V and 3.3V power supply rails. PSoC 3 digital resources manage complex power-on sequencing and sleep modes for the board, which is powered by a lithium-ion battery, a USB cable connection or a 12-volt adaptor. These programmable digital resources also enable direct serial configuration of the FPGA, and SPI, I2C and UART interfaces throughout the board. The evaluation kit also enables engineers to build multiple PSoC 3 user interface functions with 4 CapSense touch-sensing buttons, an integrated USB UART bridge to a host PC and a large segment LCD expansion board.

More information: Cypress Programmable System-on-Chip | Avnet Electronics