Xilinx SPARTAN-3E Starter Kit

LabVIEW FPGA with the Xilinx SPARTAN-3E Starter Kit

The Spartan-3E FPGA Starter Kit is a complete development board solution giving designers instant access to the capabilities of the Spartan-3E family.

Xilinx Spartan 3E Starter Kit FPGA Board.jpg

Key features of this board are:

  • Xilinx Devices:
    • Spartan-3E FPGA
    • CoolRunner-II CPLD
    • Platform Flash
  • Clocks: 50 MHz crystal clock oscillator
  • Memory:
    • 128 Mbit Parallel Flash
    • 16 Mbit SPI
    • 64 MByte DDR SDRAM
  • Connectors and Interfaces:
    • Ethernet 10/100
    • JTAG USB download
    • Two 9-pin RS-232 serial port
    • PS/2- style mouse/keyboard port, rotary encoder with push button
    • Four slide switches
    • Eight individual LED outputs
    • Four momentary-contact push buttons
    • 100-Pin expansion connection ports
    • Three 6-pin expansion connectors
  • Display: 16 character - 2 Line LCD

More details about this board are available:

LabVIEW FPGA driver

NI offers a LabVIEW FPGA driver for the Xilinx SPARTAN-3E Starter Kit. This driver is only for educational use and cannot be used on custom FPGA hardware.

More details about the driver are available:

-- SvenLoechner - 26 Feb 2009

Topic revision: r3 - 2009-02-26, SvenLoechner
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