Review of the XC9572XL clone by Numato Lab

Posted on Monday, February 20th, 2012 in testing by DP

A few weeks ago Numato Lab ported our XC9572XL CPLD breakout board to KiCad. Hilipka got one of their assembled boards for free and wrote a review.

  • its quite a nice board, feeld of high quality
  • even included an oscillator
  • the JTAG header is not labeled at all, making it difficult in the beginning

I found one problem in common with the DP version: the Vcc pin of the JTAG header is connected directly to the on-board regulator, which might harm it (its not reverse battery protected). So currently one should not power the board that way, but always by 5 volts.

Get your own XC9572XL based CPLD dev board for $15 and start experimenting with programmable logic today.

Via the forum.

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4 Responses to “Review of the XC9572XL clone by Numato Lab”

  1. Brent says:

    The funny thing is I see a semi tome stoned cap to the left of the processor… Someone should really check the quality of their boards before releasing product pictures like that.

  2. Hendrik Lipka says:

    Just for clarification: this picture has been taken by me, not by Numato Labs. And it is a prototype, not a finished product.

  3. Hendrik Lipka says:

    Just checked the board again – this cap is soldered properly. I verified two times with a jewelers loupe – it really is just a reflection making it look that way (I took a picture for the next posting).

  4. Brent says:

    Ohh well good job on the rest of the soldering :) I guess the flash got you on this one.

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