Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Xilinx Spartan 3-AN FPGA Development Board

Today we work the opposite end of the hardware design spectrum (all the way from pure TTL logic) by starting to use our recently delivered FPGA evaluation kit from Xilinx Inc. - the Spartan 3 AN.

Before we can use this FPGA chip and the associated software we wish that some of the VHDL and Verilog courses in Computer and Systems were taken by this Computer Science graduate.
We will also see how the dev kits from Altera and Actel compare to the Xilinx kit.