Spartan-6 FPGA SP601 Evaluation Kit


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EK-S6-SP601-G-J (Japan)

Accelerate Your Designs – Right Out of the Box

The Spartan®-6 FPGA SP601 Evaluation Kit is an ideal entry-level development environment for evaluating the Spartan-6 FPGA Family. This kit delivers all the basic components for system development and provides reference designs and examples to allow more rapid access to features such as the integrated memory interface core. This kit includes an industry-standard FMC (FPGA Mezzanine Card) connector for future scaling and customization to specific applications and markets.

What's Included

  • ROHS Compliant SP601 Base Board including the XC6SLX16-CSG324-2C FPGA
Tools & IP
  • ISE WebPACK software
Targeted Reference Design(s) and Demo(s)
  • Base Reference Design – Design that includes gigabit host communication, DDR2 memory interface, example programmable processing and serial loopback optimized for the Spartan-6 FPGA family. 
  • Base Reference Design Interface and Demonstration – Evaluate different implementations and see results in this convenient, easy to use interface
Example Design(s) and Demo(s)
  • Board Diagnostic Demo
  • Base System Reference Design featuring DSP48, Gigabit Ethernet, and DDR2 Memory Controller
  • Multiboot Reference Design, featuring fail-safe configuration
  • Hardened Memory Controller Reference Design
  • Hardware Setup Guide – Easy to follow instructions for getting your development board up and running in minutes so you can begin evaluation
  • Getting Started Guide – Complete instructions enabling you to evaluate and modify designs included in your evaluation kit.
  • Hardware Users Guide – Detailed guide providing information about the hardware included in your kit
  • Reference Design and Example User Guide – Instructions for using the included reference design and design examples included in your kit
  • Schematics and PCB files – Information you need to accelerate layout and development of your board based upon best practices
Cables & Adapters
  • Universal 5V power supply
  • Two USB cables – enabling BIST and device configuration
  • One Ethernet cable – host communication to the base reference design interface
Additional Materials
  • All reference designs, demos, and documents can be downloaded from the SP601 Documentation page.

Key Features

  • FPGA: XC6SLX16 CSG324-2C Spartan-6
  • Configuration:
    • Onboard configuration circuitry
    • 8MB Quad SPI Flash
    • 16MB Parallel (BPI) Flash
    • JTAG
  • Memory:
    • DDR2 Component Memory 128MB
  • Communication:
    • 10/100/1000 Tri-Speed Ethernet PHY
    • Serial (UART) to USB Bridge
  • Expansion Connectors:
    • FMC-LPC connector (68 single-ended or 34 differential user defined signals)
    • 8 User I/O (Digilent 2x6 Header)
  • Clocking:
    • 200MHz Oscillator (Differential)
    • Socket (Single-Ended) Populated with 27MHz Osc
    • SMA Connectors (Differential)
  • Display:
    • 4X LEDs
  • Control:
    • 4X Push Buttons
    • 4X DIP Switches

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