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RealDigital Boolean Board

Boolean
Overview

The Boolean board is an educational platform built around a Xilinx Spartan-7 FPGA. It includes a large collection of peripheral devices and ports, allowing countless designs to be built without the need for any other components. A single USB port that provides power and a programming port allows the board to integrate seamlessly with the Xilinx Vivado design tools. It is well suited for teaching digital design.

What is included?

  • The board featuring Xilinx Spartan 7 XC7S50 FPGA

Suggested use of this board

  • Exercises ranging from a simple digital circuit to complex system
  • Designing combinatorial/sequential circuits
  • Design circuits which require up to 16 LEDs output
  • Design circuits which require up to 16 switches input
  • Digital circuits whose output can utilize two banks of four 7-segments displays
  • Circuits which can use up to four servo connectors (conventional or continuous rotation)
  • System that requires additional up to four Pmod modules

Spartan-7 FPGA Features

  • 50K logic cells (8,150 logic slices, each with four 6-input LUTs and 8 flip-flops)
  • 2,700 Kbits of fast block RAM
  • Five clock management tiles, each with phase-locked loop (PLL)
  • 90 DSP slices
  • Internal clock speeds exceeding 450MHz
  • On-chip analog-to-digital converter (XADC)
Hardware

Key Features

Feature Description
FPGA
  • XC7S50-1CSGA342
I/O Interfaces
  • USB-UART for programming and serial communication
  • HDMI output
  • On-board Bluetooth Low Energy radio (option)
Memory
  • 128 Mbit Serial Flash
Displays
  • Two 4-digit 7-Segment displays
  • HDMI source (up to 1080p)
Audio
  • Two identical channels connected to 1/8" stereo audio jack
Switches and LEDs
  • 16 Slide switches
  • 16 LEDs
  • Four Push-buttons
Clocks
  • One 100 MHz crystal oscillator
Expansion ports
  • 10K Potentiometer connected to XADC 
  • Four Pmod ports
Miscellaneous
  • Four servo connectors
Tools & IP

Vivado

Vivado® ML is the Xilinx software suite for HDL and system-level design. Vivado includes a HDL simulator, IP Integrator for system-level integration, and tools for synthesis, implementation, bitstream generation and programming of Xilinx platforms.

Vivado Standard edition is a device limited version of the full Vivado enterprise edition and is free-of-charge and does not require a separate license.Licenses for the Vivado Enterprise edition which includes support for all Xilinx devices are available to universities from the XUP donation program.

You can select the free Vivado standard edition or the full Enterprise edition when you run the installer.

Download the Vivado installer

Vitis

Vitis™ is the Xilinx design software for targeting Alveo acceleration cards. It also includes software development tools for Xilinx embedded devices including the Zynq families. Vitis includes Vitis HLS, a C-based High-Level-Synthesis design tool that can be used standalone or from within Vitis for creating hardware accelerated kernel. Vitis is free of charge and does not require a separate license.

Download the Vitis installer

Contact XUP if you have any questions about Xilinx software or to discuss your requirements.

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