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Adam Taylor on EEWeb.com: Make Something Awesome with the $99 FPGA-Based Arty Development Board

by Xilinx Employee on ‎05-17-2017 05:03 PM (34,987 Views)


Never at a loss for words, Adam Taylor has just published some additional thoughts on designing with Xilinx All Programmable devices over at the EEWeb.com site. His post, titled “Make Something Awesome with the $99 FPGA-Based Arty Development Board,” serves as a reminder or an invitation to attend the free May 31 Xilinx Webinar titled “Make Something Awesome with the $99 Arty Embedded Kit.”


Here’s what Adam has to say about FPGA design today:


“Both the maker and hobby communities are increasingly using FPGAs within their designs. This is thanks to the provision of boards at the right price point for the market, coupled with the availability of easy-to-use development tools that include simulation and High-Level Synthesis (HLS) capabilities.


“Let's be honest; compared to the reputation FPGAs have had historically, developing FPGA-based designs in this day-and-age is much simpler. This is largely thanks to a wide range of IP modules that are supplied with the development tools from board vendors and places like OpenCores.”



Adam’s article discusses two low-cost Digilent boards:






Digilent Arty Z7.jpg 


Digilent Arty Z7 Development Board




Adam concludes his article with this: “Overall, if you are looking to take your first steps into the world of FPGAs, then the Arty (Artix-based) or the Arty Z7 (Zynq 7000-based) should be high on your list of development boards to consider.”



About the Author
  • Be sure to join the Xilinx LinkedIn group to get an update for every new Xcell Daily post! ******************** Steve Leibson is the Director of Strategic Marketing and Business Planning at Xilinx. He started as a system design engineer at HP in the early days of desktop computing, then switched to EDA at Cadnetix, and subsequently became a technical editor for EDN Magazine. He's served as Editor in Chief of EDN Magazine, Embedded Developers Journal, and Microprocessor Report. He has extensive experience in computing, microprocessors, microcontrollers, embedded systems design, design IP, EDA, and programmable logic.