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April 03, 2007

FPGA Board

Ever since I discovered the wonders of FPGA boards I wanted to have one of my own (instead of using the one provided by the university only for university projects). Not long ago my wish granted.

Thanks to a very very (extremely) kind professor (I think he prefers to remain anonymous), I got a Spartan D2E FPGA board complete with a DIO1 board. I am thankful for my professor's generosity and I will never be able to thank him enough.

Have a look at some pictures of the board.

The D2E board
The DIO1 board
I shall be back soon with something implemented on it.


Benoit said...

What's a FPGA? It looks like a bomb.

Carlos said...

A field programmable gate array (FPGA) is a device containing programmable logic components. They can be programmed to duplicate the functionality of combinational logic circuits. -Wikipedia

In short, it is a chip that can be programmed to quickly implement digital circuits.