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Basys™2 Spartan-3E FPGA Board

Xilinx Spartan 3E FPGA, 100K gates
USB port
Four 6-pin Pmod connectors
JTAG programming via on-board USB2 port using the free Adept Software (version 2.0 or later)
  • Xilinx Spartan 3-E FPGA, 100K gates
  • FPGA features 18-bit multipliers, 72Kbits of fast dual-port block RAM, and 500MHz+ operation
  • USB 2 full-speed port for FPGA configuration and data transfers (using Adept 2.0 software available as a free download)
  • XCF02 Platform Flash ROM that stores FPGA configurations indefinitely
  • User-settable oscillator frequency (25, 50, and 100 MHz), plus socket for a second oscillator
  • Three on-board voltage regulators (1.2V, 2.5V, and 3.3V) that allow use of 3.5V-5.5V external supplies
  • 8 LEDs, 4-digit seven-segment display, four pushbuttons, 8 slide switches, PS/2 port, and a 8-bit VGA port
  • Four 6-pin headers for user I/Os, and attaching Digilent Pmod™ accessory circuit boards
  • Requires Adept 2.0 or later for operation
The Basys2 board is a circuit design and implementation platform that anyone can use to gain experience building real digital circuits. Built around a Xilinx Spartan-3E Field Programmable Gate Array and a Atmel AT90USB2 USB controller, the Basys2 board provides complete, ready-to-use hardware suitable for hosting circuits ranging from basic logic devices to complex controllers. A large collection of on-board I/O devices and all required FPGA support circuits are included, so countless designs can be created without the need for any other components.

Four standard expansion connectors allow designs to grow beyond the Basys2 board using breadboards, user-designed circuit boards, or Pmods (Pmods are inexpensive analog and digital I/O modules that offer A/D & D/A conversion, motor drivers, sensor inputs, and many other features). Signals on the 6-pin connectors are protected against ESD damage and short-circuits, ensuring a long operating life in any environment. The Basys2 board works seamlessly with all versions of the Xilinx ISE tools, including the free WebPack. It ships with a USB cable that provides power and a programming interface, so no other power supplies or programming cables are required.

Note: We have recently released the new Basys 3 which has a number of upgrades and is based on the Xilinx Artix-7™

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Digilent Adept
  • Configure Xilinx logic devices, initialize scan chains, program FPGAs, CPLDs, and PROMs, and organize your configuration files
  • Transfer data to and from the onboard FPGA on your system board. Read from and write to specified registers. Load a stream of data to a register or read a stream of data from a register.
  • Organize and quickly connect to your communications modules.
  • Program Xilinx XCFS Platform Flash devices, Xilinx CoolRunner2 CPLDs, and most Xilinx Spartan and Virtex series FPGAs

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Digital Design, 2nd Edition
  • Your choice of either VHDL or Verilog version
  • A full textbook designed to guide newcomers from the basics all the way through to advanced concepts
  • Uses 75+ examples to teach advanced digital design
  • Designed around the Digilent Nexys2 and Basys boards
  • Written by professors Richard E. Haskell & Darrin M. Hanna
  • Price shown is for the book only. Add to cart to bundle with an FPGA board for a discount

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Introduction to Digital Design
  • Your choice of either VHDL or Verilog version
  • Created for beginners using a block-diagram approach with Active-HDL
  • Uses 30 examples to teach digital design fundamentals
  • Designed around the Digilent Nexys2 and Basys boards
  • Written by professors Richard E. Haskell & Darrin M. Hanna
  • Price shown is for the book only. Add to cart to bundle with an FPGA board for a discount

Support Documents:

Doc # Date Categories Description  
500-155 5/18/09 Product Documentation Basys 2 Schematic Download
502-155 8/26/14 Product Documentation Basys 2 reference manual Download
DSD-0000218 4/20/09 Demonstration Project Basys2 User Verification Test project Download
DSD-0000219 10/22/09 Demonstration Project Basys2 User Demo project Download
DSD-0000232 4/20/09 Reference Designs Active Power Meter reference design Download
DSD-0000233 4/20/09 Reference Designs BRAM Configuration reference design Download
DSD-0000234 4/20/09 Reference Designs PS2 Mouse Control reference component Download
DSD-0000235 4/20/09 Reference Designs PS2 Mouse Displayer reference component Download
DSD-0000239 4/20/09 Reference Designs Pulse-width modulation reference component Download
DSD-0000241 4/20/09 Reference Designs VGA controller reference design Download
DSD-0000260 5/15/09 Reference Designs Adept I/O expansion reference design Download
DSD-0000266 1/15/13 Reference Designs Basys2 general UCF files Download
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