Digilent Nexys4 DDR Board

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The Digilent Nexys™4 DDR board, based on Artix FPGA, brings unprecedented performance to a student-focused FPGA design kit. With its large, high-capacity FPGA, generous external memories, and a collection of USB, Ethernet, and other ports, the Nexys4 can host designs ranging from introductory combinational circuits to powerful embedded processors.

What is included?

  • The Nexys4 DDR board featuring the XC7A100T-1CSG324 FPGA
  • Micro-USB cable
    • Can be used to power the board

Suggested use of this board

  • Student projects using any of the built-in features of the board
  • Designing combinatorial/sequential circuits
  • Creating embedded system
  • Design circuits which require more than 8 LEDs
  • Modeling processor whose output can utilize eight 7-segments displays
  • System design utilizing multiple (more than eight) bits input/output

Artix-7 FPGA Features

  • 99K logic cells (15,850 logic slices, each with four 6-input LUTs and 8 flip-flops)
  • 4,860 Kbits of fast block RAM
  • Six clock management tiles, each with phase-locked loop (PLL)
  • 240 DSP slices
  • Internal clock speeds exceeding 450MHz
  • On-chip analog-to-digital converter (XADC)

Key Features

Feature Description
  • XC7A100T-1CSG324C
I/O Interfaces
  • USB-UART for programming and serial communication
  • One 10/100 Ethernet
  • USB OTG 2.0
  • USB-UART bridge
  • 12-bit VGA output
  • 3-axis accelerometer
  • PWM audio output
  • Temperature sensor
  • PDM microphone
  • USB HID Host for mice, keyboards and memory sticks
  • 128 Mbyte DDR2
  • 128 Mbit Serial Flash
  • Micro SD card connector
  • 2 4-digit 7-Segment displays
Switches and LEDs
  • 16 Slide switches
  • 16 LEDs
  • 2 tri-color LEDs
  • 5 Push-buttons
  • One 100 MHz crystal oscillator
Expansion ports
  • Pmod for XADC signals
  • 4 Pmod ports
Tools & IP
Vivado Design Suite: WebPack Edition The Vivado Design Suite WebPACK™ Edition is the FREE version of the revolutionary design suite.  Vivado WebPACK delivers instant access to some basic Vivado features and functionality at no cost.
Vivado Design Suite: System Edition The Xilinx Vivado™ Design Suite is a revolutionary IP and System Centric design environment built from the ground up to accelerate the design for programmable devices.
ISE Design Suite: WebPack Edition ISE® WebPACK™ design software is the industry´s only FREE, fully featured front-to-back FPGA design solution for Linux, Windows XP, and Windows 7. ISE WebPACK is the ideal downloadable solution for FPGA and CPLD design offering HDL synthesis and simulation, implementation, device fitting, and JTAG programming. ISE WebPACK delivers a complete, front-to-back design flow providing instant access to the ISE features and functionality at no cost.
ISE Design Suite: System Edition

ISE® Design Suite is the Industry-proven solution for Xilinx programmable devices including 7 series (and pre-7 series devices) and Zynq™-7000 SoC.  It facilitates designing and verification of digital circuits in the application areas of pure logic design, embedded system design, digital signal processing, communication by providing tools such as ChipScope Pro, Embedded Development Kit, Software Development Kit, System Generator for DSP, and High-Level Synthesis. 

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