The Atlys circuit board is a complete, ready-to-use digital circuit development platform based on a Xilinx Spartan 6 LX45 FPGA. The on-board collection of high-end peripherals, including Gbit Ethernet, HDMI Video, 128Mbyte DDR2 memory array, audio and USB ports make the Atlys board an ideal host for complete digital systems built around embedded processors like Xilinx’s MicroBlaze. Atlys is fully compatible with all Xilinx CAD tools, including ChipScope, EDK, and the free WebPack, so designs can be completed with no extra costs.
The Spartan-6 LX45 is optimized for high-performance logic and offers:
- 6,822 slices each containing four 6-input LUTs and eight flip-flops
- 2.1Mbits of fast block RAM
- 4 clock tiles (8 DCMs & 4 PLLs)
- 6 phased-locked loops
- 58 DSP slices
- 500MHz+ clock speeds
The Atlys board can be communicated with and programmed by the Digilent Adept software
. In addition, the board can be programmed by Xilinx's iMPACT using the Digilent Plugin for Xilinx Tools
The required USB-UART driver is available for free download from Exar.
The Atlys board is supported by PetaLinux SDK
for an out-of-the-box embedded Linux solution.