Spartixed is a $34 FPGA Board Based on Xilinx Spartan 6 (Crowdfunding)

Spartixed is another low cost FPGA board launched on Kickstarter, powered by Xilinx Spartan 6 LX4 FPGA, with a 7-segment display, some headers and buttons, and targeting people who want to learn VHDL/Verilog on the cheap.

Cheap_Spartan6_FPGA_BoardSpartixed board specifications:

  • FPGA – Xilinx Spartan 6 LX4 FPGA (exact part not disclosed)
  • Storage – 16 Mbit flash for program, I2C or SPI EEPROM
  • Display – 3 digit 7- Segment Display
  • USB – 1x micro USB port for power and debugging
  • Expansion – 26-pin unpopulated header, optional SPI Bus A/D Converter
  • Debugging – 14-pin JTAG connector, UARt port via USB connector
  • Misc – 3x push button switches, 8 slide switches for input, 2x user LEDs, 1x power LED, 1x config. ready LED.
  • Power – 5V via Micro USB Connector or 5 to 12 V via external power supply.
  • Dimensions – N/A

Spartifex_Block_Diagram

You can follow the project via its blog, and already access some tutorials on referencedesigner.com, including some YouTube videos.

An early bird pledge of $29 could get you Spartixed board and a 12V power supply, and after the first 25 pieces are gone the pledge is $34. Shipping is $6 to the US, and $20 to the rest of the world with delivery scheduled for February and March 2016. The target funding of $35,000 might however be optimistic for the type of board, as it might be challenging to get the 1,000+ boards required to achieve the goal.

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