Xilinx: most features, first on market. Generally around a few thousand (ex: KC705, ML605). Uses FMC which I tend to like

Digilent: often lower cost, $300. They offer educational discounts that can bring down to $150 range. Favor PMOD and other low cost connectors. While not interchangable with FMC, they cost so little that I guess it doesn't really bother me. They also have lost cost built in JTAG since Spartan 3 which Xilinx now licenses from them I guess

Avnet: mid range dev boards, much fewer options. Have their own expansion connector that nobody really makes too many adapters for, including Avnet. I wouldn't go with them unless they switched to FMC.

Design Gateway? Maybe only expnasion


List of Xilinx development boards

Vendor Board name Target(s) Notes
Digilent NetFPGA-1G-CML Kintex®-7 XC7K325T-1FFG676 FPGA
Digilent Cmod S6 Spartan™-6 XC6SLX4-2CPG196
Digilent ZYBO Zynq™-7000 Development Board Zynq-7000 All-Programmable SoC (Z-7010)
Digilent ZedBoard Zynq™-7000 Development Board Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC (XC7Z020-CLG484)
Digilent Anvyl|Anvyl™ Spartan-6 FPGA Development Board Spartan6-LX45 FPGA (XC6SLX45-CSG484-3)
Digilent genesys|Genesys™ Virtex-5 FPGA Development Board Virtex®-5 LX50T FPGA
Digilent Atlys™ Spartan-6 FPGA Development Board XC6SLX45-3CSG324C FPGA
Digilent Nexys™4 Artix-7 FPGA Board Artix-7 XC7A100T FPGA
Digilent Nexys™3 Spartan-6 FPGA Board Spartan®-6 FPGA
Digilent Nexys™2 Spartan-3E FPGA Board Spartan-3E FPGA (500K/1200K gates)
Digilent Basys™2 Spartan-3E FPGA Board Spartan 3E FPGA (100K/250k gates)
Digilent FMC Carrier S6 Spartan®-6 LX45 FPGA
Digilent Virtex-5 OpenSPARC Evaluation Platform (ML509) Virtex-5 FPGA (17,280 Virtex-5 Slices)
Digilent Spartan 3E Starter Board Spartan 3E FPGA (500K gates)
Digilent Spartan 3E-1600 Development Board XC3S1600 FPGA (1600K gates)
Digilent CoolRunner-II CPLD Starter Board CoolRunner II CPLD
Digilent XUP Virtex-II Pro Development System Virtex-II Pro (30,816 Logic Cells)
Digilent NetFPGA Virtex-II Pro (53,136 Logic Cells)
Digilent Spartan-3 Starter Board Spartan-3 FPGA (200K or 1000K Gates)
Digilent Cmod CoolRunner II CPLD (64 Macrocells)
Digilent Opus Virtex®-5 Development Board Virtex-5 FX30T FPGA with embedded PowerPC® core
Digilent XC2XL Development Platform CoolRunner II CPLD (256 Macrocells) & XC9500 CPLD (72 Macrocells)
Xilinx? XC2000 dev board Socketed
Avnet? XtremeDSP Starter Platform – Spartan-3A DSP 1800A Edition XC3SD1800A-4FGG676C Spartan-3A DSP FPGA
Xilinx? AC701 Evaluation Kit XC7A200T-2FBG676C FPGA


xilinx/board.txt · Last modified: 2014/03/30 18:49 by mcmaster
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