The Spartan 3E Starter Board provides a powerful and highly advanced self-contained development platform for designs targeting the Spartan 3E FPGA from Xilinx. It features a 500K gate Spartan 3E FPGA with a 32 bit RISC processor and DDR interfaces.
The board also features a Xilinx Platform Flash, USB and JTAG parallel programming interfaces with numerous FPGA configuration options via the onboard Intel StrataFlash and ST Microelectronics Serial Flash. The board is fully compatible with all versions of the Xilinx ISE tools including the free WebPack. The board ships with a power supply and USB cable for programming so designs can be implemented immediately with no hidden costs. The Spartan 3E Starter board is also compatible with the MicroBlaze Embedded Development Kit (EDK) and PicoBlaze from Xilinx.
For reference designs and documentation, please visit Xilinx's Spartan 3E support page.
Note: In order to program and communicate with the Spartan 3E Starter board, you must download and install the free Xilinx ISE webPACK software.
IC: Xilinx Spartan 3E FPGA (500K gates)
Connector(s): 100-pin Hirose FX2 connector Three 6-pin Pmod connectors DB15HD VGA PS/2 keyboard Two DB9 RS-232 connectors RJ-45 Ethernet 16-pin header for optional LCD modules SMA connector for high-speed clock input
Programming: JTAG programming via on-board USB2 port; JTAG & SPI Flash programming with parallel or USB JTAG Cable; numerous additional configuration options.
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