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Basys FPGA Board, 250K gates
Xilinx Spartan 3E FPGA, 250K gates
USB port
Four 6-pin Pmod connectors
JTAG programming via on-board USB2 port (using the free Adept Suite Software); JTAG with JTAG3 parallel cable (JTAG cable not included); numerous FPGA configuration options
  • Xilinx Spartan 3-E FPGA, 250K gates
  • FPGA features 18-bit multipliers, 72Kbits of fast dual-port block RAM, and 500MHz+ operation
  • USB 2 port for FPGA configuration and data transfers (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 4V-12V 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
NOTE: The Basys is being replaced by the Basys2 FPGA Board. For more details, please see the following document: Upgrade_to_Basys2.pdf

The Basys board provides an ideal circuit design platform for anyone who wants to learn about FPGAs and digital circuit design. It combines the advanced features of Xilinx's Spartan-3E FPGA with straightforward power supply and I/O circuits, making it the perfect platform for introductory designs ranging from simple logic circuits to complex digital systems.

The four on-board 6-pin connectors can accommodate any of Digilent's low-cost "PMOD" accessory circuits, making it easy to add A/D and D/A converters, motors, sensors, and a variety of other devices and circuits.

The Basys board is fully compatible with all versions of the Xilinx ISE tools, including the free WebPack. It ships with a USB programming cable (this also supplies power) so designs can be implemented immediately with no hidden costs. It also comes in a convenient plastic carry-case.

Now every student can have a state-of-the-art development system for far less than the cost of a textbook!

Note: In order to program and communicate with the Basys board, you must download and install the free Digilent Adept Suite

Support Documents:

Doc # Date Categories Description  
DSD-0000137 Product Documentation Basys Reference Manual - Current Version (Rev.E) Download
DSD-0000138 Product Documentation Basys Reference Manual - Previous Version (Rev.C) Download
DSD-0000139 Product Documentation Basys Schematic - Current Version (Rev.E) Download
DSD-0000140 Product Documentation Basys Schematic - Previous Version (Rev.C) Download
DSD-0000142 Demonstration Project Board Verification Project - Previous Version (Rev.C) Download
DSD-0000212 Master UCF file for the Basys board Download
DSD-0000213 4/20/09 Demonstration Project Basys Self Test project - Current Version (Rev.E) Download
DSD-0000214 4/20/09 Demonstration Project Basys 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
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