Iam Electronic based in Germany has designed and built a new out-of-the-box featured FPGA board specifically designed for educational and research purposes providing a digital signal processing unit making prototyping even easier. Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about the FPGA board with Xilinx Artix-7 which measures just 5 x 5 cm in size.
Features of the small form factor FPGA board include 36 user In-/Outputs (10 analog inputs), 4 user LEDs, 4 user switches, optional clock IO with MMCX jacks, input voltage range from 5 V to 17 V, 100 MHz onboard clock, 64 Mbit configuration memory, standard Xilinx JTAG header (14 pin), all GPIOs are directly accessible through 2.54 mm pin headers and out-of-the-box functionality, no mother- or carrierboard required.
The development team responsible for the new FPGA board explain a little more about its inspiration, features and design. “It is ready for use by simply connecting a power supply and programming the FPGA or the 64 Mbit SPI flash via the standard Xilinx JTAG connector. The board operates with a wide input voltage range from 5 V up to 17 VDC sourced either by the screw terminal or pin 1 from the PT header (26 pos. male header). The module provides 36 general purpose IOs (GPIOs) through two easily accessible pin headers. Some of the inputs can be used for analog-to-digital conversion with a sample rate of up to 1 MSPS and a resolution of 12 bit (built-in Xilinx XADC module).”
For full specifications jump over to the official Kickstarter campaign page via the link below, where the Tiny Artix-FPGA module is now available to back with early bird pledges available from €100 or £86. With shipping expected to take place during July 2018.