Designed by the Xilinx University Program for all levels of Engineering Educational Programs
XUPV2P must not be used for new installations. To use this board, you must already be a current Xilinx development tools version 10.1 or earlier license holder.
The Virtex-II PRO(V2-Pro) development system can be used at virtually any level of the engineering curricula, from introductory courses
through advanced research projects. Based on the Virtex-II Pro FPGA, the board can function as a digital design trainer, a microprocessor
development system, or a host for embedded processor cores and complex digital systems. It is powerful enough to support advanced research
projects, but affordable enough to be placed at every workstation. The expansion connectors can accommodate special-purpose circuits and systems for years to come, so the board can remain at the core of an engineering educational program indefinitely (see below for a current list of available expansion boards).
The V2P is supported by world-class design tools, including ISE Foundation, Chipscope-Pro, Embedded Developer's Kit (EDK), and System Generator (WebPack cannot be used). Applications that include an embedded processor require EDK, and those that do not include a processor
can use ISE. See the Xilinx University Program
page for information on obtaining donations and/or academic discounts on design tools.
Digilent recommends that all users visit the
Xilinx XUP V2-Pro webpage
and view the most up to date documentation and reference designs. The Reference Design link contains projects for the VDEC-1 and contains many other useful designs.
EDK version 9.2 Base System Builder does not fully support the V2Pro board. We recommend using EDK Version 9.1 or the newer Version 10.1. The V2Pro is a mature product. 10.1 Service Pack 3 supports this product except for the 512MB DIMM. Future Xilinx EDK versions will not.