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ET-SPARTAN3 DEVELOPMENT BOARD

The ET-Spartan3 Development Board provides a development platform utilizing the Xilinx Spartan-3 FPGA. A 200K gate Spartan-3, on-board I/O devices, and 1MB fast asyncronous SRAM make this development board the perfect platform to experiment with any new design, from a simple logic circuit to an embedded processor core. The ET-Spartan3 is fully compatible with Xilinx's free WebPack software, and it ships with a power supply and programming cable, so designs can be implemented immediately without any further costs.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Xilinx Spartan-3 FPGA with 200,000 gates
  • JTAG programmable on-board 2Mbit platform flash (XCF02S) for non-volatile designs
  • Numerous slide switches, pushbuttons, LEDs, and a numeric display
  • Various expansion ports and standard PC connectors (VGA, serial, and PS/2 mouse + keyboard)
  • On-board 1Mbyte 10ns SRAM

SPARTAN 3 DEVELOPMENT BOARD
ET-SPARTAN3

 


ET-D2FT SYSTEM BOARD

The ET-D2FT FPGA-based development board provides an inexpensive and expandable platform on which to design and implement digital circuits of all kinds. The ET-D2FT features a Xilinx Spartan 2E-300 FPGA in an FT256 package, proving plenty of gates and I/O's for even the most challenging embedded designs. The ET-D2FT is the perfect platform for working with embedded processors such as Xilinx's MicroBlaze or other cores available from a variety of sites. The board is fully compatible with Xilinx's free WebPack software, and it ships with a power supply and programming cable, so designs can be implemented immediately without any further costs. It can easily mate with several expansion boards (see below), so more complex designs can easily be completed.

APPLICATIONS

  • Embedded-core processor design (e.g., Xilinx MicroBlaze)
  • General digital systems and controllers
  • Application specific DSP solutions

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • A Xilinx XC2S200E-300 FPGA with 300,000 gates and 350+MHz operation
  • 190 available user I/O's
  • A socket for a JTAG-programmable 18V02 Flash ROM
  • Dual on-board 1.5A power regulators (1.8V core and 3.3V I/O)
  • A surface-mount 50MHz oscillator and a socket for a second oscillator
  • A JTAG programming port and programming cable
  • A status LED and pushbutton for basic I/O
  • Six 40-pin expansion connectors that allow easy connection to all available I/Os

ET-D2FT
ET-D2FT

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ET-D2SB SYSTEM BOARD

The ET-D2SB FPGA-based development board provides a very low cost and expandable platform on which to design and implement digital circuits of all kinds. The ET-D2SB features a Xilinx Spartan 2E-200 FPGA in a PQ208 package - enough gates and I/O's to implement a wide range of digital circuits.
The ET-D2SB provides the perfect plat form for developing controllers or other general-purpose circuits with minimum effort. When combined with our other peripheral boards, complex systems can be readily constructed. The ET-D2SB is fully compatible with the free WebPack software from Xilinx, and it ships with a power supply and programming cable so designs can be implemented immediately without any further costs.

APPLICATIONS

  • Embedded-core processor design (e.g., Xilinx MicroBlaze)
  • General digital systems and controllers
  • Application specific DSP solutions

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • A Xilinx XC2S200E-200 FPGA with 200,000 gates and 200+MHz operation
  • 143 available user I/O's
  • A socket for a JTAG-programmable 18V02 Flash ROM
  • Dual on-board 1.5A power regulators (1.8V core and 3.3V I/O)
  • A surface-mount 50MHz oscillator and a socket for a second oscillator
  • A JTAG programming port and programming cable
  • A status LED and pushbutton for basic I/O
  • Six 40-pin expansion connectors that allow easy connection to all available I/Os

ET-D2SB
ET-D2SB

ET-DIO4 DIGITAL I/O BOARD

The ET-DIO4 Digital I/O board provides a simple and inexpensive ready-made source for several useful I/O devices and ports. It can be used with the D2SB or D2FT boards to provide a convenient source of I/O devices that are useful in the design and debug of digital circuits. All I/O devices are directly mapped to I/O pins on the system FPGA, so it is
very quick and easy to use.

APPLICATIONS

  • Any circuit where common I/O devices are needed
  • Easily transition an electrical design to an electronic
    design

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • A 4-digit seven segment display
  • 8 individual LEDs
  • 4 debounced pushbuttons
  • 8 slide switches
  • 3-bit VGA port
  • PS/2 mouse or keyboard port

ET-DI04
ET-DIO4

ET-DIO5 DIGITAL I/O BOARD

The ET-DIO5 Digital I/O board provides a ready-made source for many of the most common I/O devices and ports found in digital systems. It can be used with the D2SB or D2FT boards to create a platform that can host a wide range of projects. Because it contains a large CPLD to coordinate the various onboard I/O devices, it can also be used to partition designs across the CPLD and an FPGA on an attached system board. Using the DIO5, designs such as a full-function calculator, a complete computer, a simple video game controller, or countless other systems can readily be created.

APPLICATIONS

  • Any circuit where common I/O devices are needed
  • Easily transition an electrical design to an electronic
    design

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • An XCR3128 CPLD for I/O device and system bus control (the CPLD is automatically inserted in the JTAG scan chain when the DIO5 is attached to any system board)
  • A 16x2 character LCD
  • A 4-digit seven segment display
  • 16 individual LEDs in three different colors
  • A 16 button keypad
  • 8 slide switches
  • 3-bit VGA port
  • PS/2 mouse or keyboard port

ET-DI05
ET-DIO5

XILINX ADD-ON BOARDS

This add-on board provide an easy way to add new designs and capabilities to ET system boards. Both boards offer connections to system Vdd and GND signals as well as easy access to all system board signals. Both boards pass all signals through from one side of the board to the other, so that the boards can be inserted between a system board and an I/O board. For larger custom designs, multiple wirewrap or breadboards can be connected in series. Both boards offer two additional connection points for each signal, so that every signal is available for prototype circuit connections and/or test and measurement equipment connection.

APPLICATIONS

  • Ideal platform for engineers who want to learn digital design techniques using modern technologies

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • A large 500 tie-point breadboard with separate pre-connected power/GND tracks or a 540-hole wirewrap area
  • Test point connections on every signal
  • Prototype/wirewrap connections on every signal
  • 8 slide switches
  • Compatibility with all other ET Development boards
ET-DBB1 Board
ET-DBB1

Drawing F7415

ET-DWR1 WIRE WRAP BOARD

The ET Digital I/O Board 1 (DIO2) provides a ready-made source for many of the most common I/O devices and ports found in digital systems. The ET-DIO2 board can be used with any system board to create a platform that can host a wide range of projects. For example, the ET-DIO2 board can be used with an ET-D2 board to create a full-function calculator, a complete computer, video game, as well as countless other circuits and systems. If a given project requires circuits or devices that are not on the ET-DIO2, an ET breadboard or wirewrap board can be inserted between a system. board and ET-DIO2 board. The DIO2 board uses a Xilinx 95108 CPLD to create a system bus between the system board and I/O devices, as well as to manage several of the I/O devices. The CPLD can be reprogrammed by the user to customize the board for particular needs.

APPLICATIONS

  • Ideal platform for engineers who want to learn digital design techniques using modern technologies

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Large wire wrap area with system Vdd and GND connections
  • All connections passed through board and to prototyping/test point connectors
ET-DRW1
ET-DWR1

Drawing F7416

ET-DNET ETHERNET MODULE

The ET-DNET Ethernet module provides a ready-made 10/100Mb Ethernet port that can be used to add Ethernet connectivity to any system board. When attached to a system board, the Ethernet port can be used to configure any FPGAs and CPLDs that are present, and it can also be used for general data transfers. The ET-DNET is based on the Ubicom "all in one" Ethernet IC, which provides a simple, inexpensive, and well-documented Ethernet connectivity solution. The ET-DNET module comes with drivers and various application programs, so that it can be used to quickly develop web-connected applications.

APPLICATIONS

  • Any circuit where Ethernet connectivity is needed

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • A 10/100Mb front end (up to 30Mb/sec transfers)
  • Status indicator LEDs
  • Easy connection to system boards using predefined bus protocol
  • Up to 6 modules can be used with ET-D2FT board
ET-DNET
ET-DNET

Ethernet Module Reference Manual

ET-DUSB USB 1.1 MODULE

The ET-DUSB USB 1.1 module provides a ready-made
USB port that can be used to add USB connectivity to any
system board. When attached to a system board, the USB
port can be used to configure any FPGAs and CPLDs that
are present, and it can also be used for general data transfers. The ET-DUSB is based on a Cypress CY7C64013 USB IC, which provides a simple, inexpensive, and well-documented USB connectivity solution. The USB chip is flash-based, so its firmware can easily be modified (using Cypress tools which must be purchased separately). The ET-USB module comes with drivers and various application programs, so that it can be used to quickly develop USB-connected applications.

APPLICATIONS

  • Any circuit where USB connectivity is needed

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • A USB 1.1 front end (up to 12Mb/sec data transfers)
    Status indicator LED
  • Easy connection to system boards using predefined bus protocol
  • Up to 6 modules can be used with ET-D2FT board
ET-DUSB
ET-DUSB

ET-JTAG Programming Cable

The ET-JTAG3 cable is the least expensive, widest voltage range programming cable available for any Xilinx device. It can be used to program any Xilinx device from any PC, and it can work with system voltages from 5.5VDC down to 1.65VDC. The cable attaches to the parallel port of a PC, and to a standard 100-mil spaced 6-pin header connector on the system board. The cable is auto-detected by all versions of Xilinx software, and it can be used without having to leave the Xilinx CAD envoriment.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • Compatible with all versions of Xilinx software
  • Auto-detected from with Xilinx CAD tools
  • Compatible with system voltages from 5.5 to 1.65 volts
  • 5 feet long
ET-JTAG
ET-JTAG

ET-AIO1 ANALOG I/O BOARD

The ET-AIO1 board provides a simple means to add analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters to any system
board. The ET-AIO1 includes an 8-bit, 1MS ADC and an 8-bit, 1MS DAC from Analog Devices. Also included are
two dual opamps and an integral bread-board so that filter and gain circuits can easily be constructed. All analog components use an on-board 5VDC voltage source. All unused I/O signals are passed through the ET-AIO1 board so that it can be placed between a system board and other peripheral boards. The ET-AIO1 also contains several useful signal connectors, including BNC, RCA, and 1/8" audio so that connections to outside devices can easily be made.

APPLICATIONS

  • Any circuit requiring low to medium speed analog I/O

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • An 8-bit, 1MS AD7303 analog-to-digital converter from Analog Devices
  • An 8-bit, 1MS AD7823 digital-to-analog converter from Analog Devices
  • Two AD8532 dual op-amps from Analog Devices, each with 250mA rail-to-rail drive and 3MHz bandwidth
  • Integral solderless breadboard area for easy construction of analog circuits
  • BNC, RCA, and 1/8" audio connectors (two each) for routing analog signals off
ET-AI01
ET-AIO1

ET-XCR PLUS LEARNING BOARD

This CPLD-based development board provides a platform that can be used to implement digital circuits of all kinds,
from complex combinational logic to sequential machines and controllers. The "all-in-one" XCRP board features a 64
macrocell, 1600 gate Xilinx CoolRunner CPLD and several useful I/O devices. The ET-XCRP can run on 2 AA batteries or a wall-plug power supply (included). It works seamlessly with Xilinx's free WebPack tools, and it ships with a programming cable, so designs can be completed anywhere a PC exists with no additional costs. The ET-XCRP provides an ideal platform for engineers who want to learn digital design techniques using modern technologies.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • 64 macrocell, 1600 gates Xilinx XCR3064 CPLD with non-volatile, indefinite storage of CPLD designs
  • Can be used with the included power supply, or run more than 60hrs on 2 AA cells (typical)
  • User-settable oscillator (0.5Hz to 4KHz range)
  • JTAG programming using a standard parallel cable (included)
  • Two high-bright seven segment displays
  • Four debounced buttons
  • Eight slide switches
  • Eight LEDs in three colors (red, green, and yellow)
  • An integral solderless breadboard so that expansion circuits can be constructed right on the XCRP board
  • 40-pin expansion connector

ET-XCRP
ET-XCRP

Ideal platform for engineers who want to learn digital design techniques using modern technologies

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