04-27-2011 03:39 AM
I have the following problem: I just found that there is a Spartan-6 FPGA SP601 board, which has almost all necessary functions, what I need to do my project. However, the main drawback is that I need FPGA with more slices. The board has XC6SLX16 and I would like to have, for example XC6SLX10. The question: can anybody tell me, is it possible to order this board with FPGA other than the default one? So, for example, can I order Spartan-6 FPGA SP601 board with XC6SLX10 instead of XC6SLX16 ? I'am a little bit confused, cause in the documentation to the board it is written, that family which is supported by the board is SPartan 6 LX, but does it mean, that I can order board with any SPartan 6 LX FPGA?
Thank u in advance,
04-27-2011 05:21 AM
First, I think you mean XC6SLX100, since there is no model XC6SLX10 and if there were it
would be smaller than the XC6SLX16. You can only replace an FPGA with another one
in the same package. The Spartan 6 Family Overview shows compatible devices in
Table 2 on page 3. Devices in the same column would be footprint compatible so you
could replace one with another on the same board. As you can see, the XC6SLX16 comes
in 4 different packages, and in the smaller ones there is no upgrade path. In any case
there is no package where the upgrade path goes as high as the XC6SLX100, so you'd
need to look for a different board to use that part.
04-27-2011 08:16 AM
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