FPGA Development Board for Beginner

FPGA Development Board provides you with hardware platforms to speed your development time, enhance your productivity, and accelerate your time to market. Whether you need an evaluation board to begin development or want to speed time-to-market and lower risk with production data center accelerator cards or System-on-Modules, Xilinx and its ecosystem partners offer the industry’s most comprehensive set of hardware platforms to help speed your time-to-revenue.

FPGA development board company fraser innovation inc has developed a new FPGA study board for beginner is very useful for beginner FPGA developer to study. It can also be used as downloader.

The advantage of FPGA beginner study board:

  1. Beginner FPGA study board, cheaper but fully functional. cellphone sized. ( < 100 USD )
  2. power supply and download at the same time, no extra power supply and no extra data transfer line needed
  3. Small volume and light and can be put into your pocket. size: 10cm X 7 cm.
  4. Unique function: can be a study board as well a multifunctional JTAG downloader. 
  5. We use newest version Intel FPGA within two years and you can always keep in the front of FPGA industry.

Altera FPGA Study Board Hardware Resources?

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  2. VGA Video Interface × 1
  3. 1G Ethernet Interface × 1
  4. I2C EEPROM × 1
  5. DIP Switch × 8
  6. Controllable  LED light × 8
  7. Photoresistance × 1
  8. Thermistor × 1
  9. Adjustable Varistor × 1
  10. Buttons × 4
  11. GPIO Interface × 2
  12. Micro usb Interface?Power Supply and downlaod ) × 1
  13. SPI Communication Interface × 1
  14. AD/DA Conversion chip × 1
  15. JTAG Download Interface × 1
  16. FLASH 32Mbit  × 1

FPGA vs Microcontroller

When I first learned about FPGAs, all I really knew about before was microcontrollers. So first it is important to understand that they are very different devices. With a microcontroller, like an Arduino, the chip is already designed for you. You simply write some software, usually in C or C++, and compile it to a hex file that you load onto the microcontroller. The microcontroller stores the program in flash memory and will store it until it is erased or replaced. With microcontrollers you have control over the software.

FPGAs are different. You are the one designing the circuit. There is no processor to run software on, at least until you design one! You can configure an FPGA to be something as simple as an and gate, or something as complex as a multi-core processor.

To create your design, you write some HDL (Hardware Description Language). The two most popular HDLs are Verilog and VHDL. You then synthesize your HDL into a bit file which you can use to configure the FPGA. A slight downside to FPGAs is that they store their configuration in RAM, not flash, meaning that once they lose power they lose their configuration. They must be configured every time power is applied.

That is not as bad as it seems as there are flash chips you can use that will automatically configure the stored bit file on power up. There are also some development boards which don’t require a programmer at all and will configure the FPGA at startup.

With FPGAs you have control over the hardware.

FPGA Board for Beginner

FII-PRA006 – Altera FPGA Study Board, Verilog for beginner – Cyclone-10 FPGA Development Board –

The advantage of FPGA beginner study board:

  1. Beginner FPGA study board, cheaper but fully functional. cellphone sized. ( < 100 USD )
  2. power supply and download at the same time, no extra power supply and no extra data transfer line needed
  3. Small volume and light and can be put into your pocket. size: 10cm X 7 cm.
  4. Unique function: can be a study board as well a multifunctional JTAG downloader. 
  5. We use newest version Intel FPGA within two years and you can always keep in the front of FPGA industry.

Altera FPGA Study Board Hardware Resources?

  1. seven_seg_r
  2. VGA Video Interface × 1
  3. 1G Ethernet Interface × 1
  4. I2C EEPROM × 1
  5. DIP Switch × 8
  6. Controllable  LED light × 8
  7. Photoresistance × 1
  8. Thermistor × 1
  9. Adjustable Varistor × 1
  10. Buttons × 4
  11. GPIO Interface × 2
  12. Micro usb Interface?Power Supply and downlaod ) × 1
  13. SPI Communication Interface × 1
  14. AD/DA Conversion chip × 1
  15. JTAG Download Interface × 1
  16. FLASH 32Mbit  × 1