Saturn – Another attempt to make open source Spartan 6 FPGA board with DDR SDRAM

Tom of Numato Lab writes: We made a failed attempt to design and build a FPGA development board with DDR SDRAM last year. But this year we tried again and successfully built and tested a Spartan 6 FPGA board with DDR SDRAM. This board was built using KiCad and other open source tools. And best […]

Pipistrello: Spartan 6 development board with 64MB of RAM, High Speed USB, and HDMI

Magnusk designed the Pipistello Spartan 6 development board with the same IO headers as the Papilio One. It features 64MB of RAM running at 200Mhz, the FDTI FT2232H High Speed USB IC, HDMI output, and a micro-SD card holder. So the only option left was to make my own board – basically merging the FPGA […]

Milkymist™ open source sound visualizer

The Milkymist™ is an open source sound visualization tool. Its said to be one of the fastest open source systems on a chip capable of running uClinux. It features the LatticeMico32 processor core on a Spartan-6 FPGA (XC6SLX45). The project developed from Sebastien Bourdeauduca’s Master’s Thesis in system-on-chip design. The Milkymist™ project develops a comprehensive […]

Avnet Spartan-6 LX9 MicroBoard

In a recent comment, Zooboo informed us of the Spartan®-6 FPGA LX9 MicroBoard. Produced as a joint venture between Xilinx and Avnet, the MicroBoard includes a Spartan-6 XC6SLX9-2CSG324C FPGA, 64 MB LPDDR SDRAM, 128 Mb Multi-I/O SPI Flash, 10/100 Ethernet PHY, USB-to-UART port, on-board USB, JTAG circuitry, single-chip 3-rail power with Power Good indicator. It’s […]