Saturn – Spartan 6 FPGA Development Board with DDR SDRAM

$119.95$139.95

Features

Xilinx Spartan 6 FPGA  USB 2.0 Host Interface    Upto 150 User IOs    DDR SDRAM For Temporary Data Storage   Built In Configuration System

Applications

OEM Integration  Acceleration  Evaluation  ResearchResearch

Saturn is an easy to use USB FPGA module with DDR SDRAM featuring Xilinx Spartan-6 FPGA. With the compact form factor and IO accessibility on industry standard 2.54mm (100mil) headers, Saturn is a great choice for embedding FPGA, DDR and USB in your system with ease. With Saturn, the complex parts of the design are already taken care for you so you can focus on your own application and achieve faster time to market.

Why Saturn?

  • Designed for OEM Integration
  • RoHS  compliant
  • USB, FPGA and DDR in very compact form factor
  • Industry standard 100mil (2.54mm) headers for IO access
  • Built in configuration system
  • Single power rail operation
  • Up to 150 user IOs
  • Length matched differential IO pairs
  • XoBus-Lite compatible
  • Documentation, Reference Designs and KB articles
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Description

Saturn is an easy to use FPGA Development board featuring Xilinx Spartan-6 FPGA. Saturn is designed to be suitable for a wide variety of applications such as OEM integration,  Prototyping, Experimenting and learning system design with FPGAs etc.. This development board features Xilinx XC6SLX series FPGA with FTDI’s FT2232H Dual-Channel USB device. The high speed USB 2.0 interface provides fast and easy configuration download to the on-board SPI flash. No programmer or special downloader cable is needed to download the bit stream to the board.

Features

  • FPGA: Spartan-6 LX45 in CSG324 package (other variations available, please contact us for details)
  • DDR: 166MHz 512Mb LPDDR
  • Flash memory: 128 Mb SPI flash memory
  • 100MHz CMOS oscillator
  • High Speed USB 2.0 interface for On-board flash programming
  • FT2232H Channel A is dedicated for SPI Flash Programming. Channel B can be used for custom applications.
  • On-board voltage regulators for single power rail operation
  • FPGA configuration via JTAG and USB
    • XC6SLX16 – 150 IOs
    • XC6SLX45 – 136 IOs
    • FT2232H – 8 IOsMaximum 158 IOs for user defined purposes

Applications

  • Product Prototype Development
  • OEM Integration
  • Development and testing of custom embedded processors
  • Signal Processing
  • Communication devices development
  • Educational tool for Schools and Universities

Additional information

Weight 0.12 lbs
Dimensions 5.00 x 3.00 x 2.00 in
FPGA Device

XC6SLX16, XC6SLX45

Header Type

Male Header, Female Header

IO Headers

Installed On Board, Ship Separate

Memory

Number Of GPIOs (Max)

150

Configuration Options

JTAG, USB

Primary Clock Frequency

3D View

Downloads

Tenagra FPGA System Management Software (Beta)
User Manual
All tools, files and projects associated with building Linux for Saturn
Bootable Linux Image For Saturn
Configuration Tool (Windows)
Configuring FT2232H USB Serial converter on Saturn Spartan 6 Module
Creating Xilinx EDK test project for Saturn
Expansion modules and Peripherals
How to test LPDDR SDRAM on Saturn using ISE
IO Breakout Module For Saturn
Saturn, Microblaze and Linux - How to Run Linux on Saturn Spartan 6 FPGA Module
Schematics and layout in KiCad
User Constraints File
xc3sprog for Windows And Linux (Third party, Open source)
Numato Lab Board support files for EDK BSB wizard
3D Model (STEP)

Accessories

USB A to mini B Cable 5 footUSB A to Mini B cable 5 FootUSB type A to Mini B 5-pin cable. Can be used with many USB products available from Numato Lab.5 Foot (1.5 Meters) length.
Saturn IO expansion moduleIO Breakout Module for SaturnThis board is an IO breakout solution for Saturn Sparta6 development board. This product allows Saturn IOs to be broken out in to smaller 2x6 headers that would facilitate easy attachment of other peripheral expansion modules. The board features four 2×6 expansion connector. The traces are length matched.
Gigabit Ethernet Expansion ModuleRTL8211E Gigabit Ethernet Expansion ModuleThe heart of the RTL8211E Gigabit Ethernet Expansion module is RTL8211E-VB, a highly integrated Ethernet transceiver from Realtek that comply with 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX and 1000Base-T IEEE 802.3 standards. RTL8211E-VB supports communication with Ethernet MAC layer via standard RGMII interface. RTL8211E Gigabit Ethernet Expansion Module also has Microchip 24AA02E48 2Kbit EEPROM with built in unique MAC address. This MAC address can be read from the EEPROM and used for the Ethernet interface.
Ethernet Expansion Module100BASE-T Ethernet Expansion ModuleThe heart of the Ethernet Expansion module is LAN8710A, a low-power 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX physical layer (PHY) transceiver. LAN8710A supports communication with Ethernet MAC layer via standard MII (IEEE 802.3u) interface and supports 10Mbps (10BASE-T) and 100Mbps (100BASE-TX) operation. This Expansion Module also have a Microchip 24AA02E48 2Kbit EEPROM with built in unique MAC address.
AD9283 ADC Expansion ModuleAD9283 ADC Expansion ModuleAD9283 ADC module features AD9283 an 8-bit monolithic sampling analog-to-digital converter with an on-chip track and hold circuit. The maximum conversion rate is at 100 MSPS, with outstanding dynamic performance over its full operating range. This module is designed to be used with Numato Lab’s FPGA/Micro-controller boards featuring a 2x6 pin Expansion connector. It can also be used with other boards and connector types by using manual wiring.
LM4550 AC97 Stereo Audio Codec Expansion ModuleLM4550 AC'97 Stereo Audio Codec Expansion ModuleThis module features LM4550, an AC'97 Rev 2.1 compliant audio codec which enables producing and recording high quality stereo audio. This module is designed to be used with Numato Lab’s FPGA/Microcontroller boards featuring a 2x6 pin Expansion connector. It can also be used with other boards and connector types by using manual wiring.
HDMI transmitter expansion moduleHDMI Transmitter Expansion ModuleIP4776CZ38 HDMI Module features a buffered DVI-D/HDMI interface with HDMI buffer IP4776CZ38 for better signal strength and signal integrity. The on board DVI-D/HDMI interface can be used to generate high quality HD video up to 1080p. This module is designed to be used with Numato Lab’s FPGA boards featuring a 2×6 pin Expansion connector. It can also be used with other boards and connector types by using manual wiring.
VGA display expansion moduleVGA Display Expansion ModuleNumato Lab’s VGA display module provides an easy and cost effective way to add VGA display to your custom project using a 12pin connector. It is designed to be used with Numato Lab’s FPGA boards featuring a 2x6 pin Expansion connector.
micro sd expansion moduleMicro SD Expansion ModuleMicro SD Expansion Module provides an easy and convenient way to interface Micro SD card to Numato Lab’s FPGA/Microcontroller boards. It can be connected to any FPGA/Microcontroller board featuring 2x6 pin Expansion connector. This module can be manually wired to FPGA/Microcontroller boards that does not have 2x6 expansion header.
alphanumeric LCD display expansion moduleAlphanumeric LCD Display Expansion ModuleThis expansion module features a 16x2 Alphanumeric LCD Module which can be added to your custom project using a 2x6 pin connector. It is designed to be used with Numato Lab’s FPGA/Microcontroller boards featuring 2x6 pin Expansion connectors. This module can be used with other boards as well by using manual wiring.
CS4344 audio expansion moduleCS4344 Audio Expansion ModuleThis module features CS4344, a 24-Bit, 192 kHz Stereo D/A Converter which enables producing high quality stereo audio from a digital source. It supports all major audio data interface formats. This module is designed to be used with Numato Lab’s FPGA/Microcontroller boards featuring a 2x6 pin Expansion connector. It can also be used with other boards and connector types by using manual wiring.

Knowledge Base

Spartan6 and DDR SDRAM Memory - Your First DDR Interfacing Project
Configuring FT2232H USB Serial converter on Saturn Spartan 6 Module
Creating Xilinx EDK test project for Saturn - Your first Microblaze processor based embedded design
Saturn, Microblaze and Linux - How to Run Linux on Saturn Spartan 6 FPGA Module - Part I
Saturn, Microblaze and Linux - How to Run Linux on Saturn Spartan 6 FPGA Module - Part II
Saturn, Microblaze and Linux - How to Run Linux on Saturn Spartan 6 FPGA Module - Part III
Saturn, Microblaze and Linux - How to Run Linux on Saturn Spartan 6 FPGA Module - Part IV

Sample Code

NameLanguage/TechnologyIDEHardware Modules Required
16x2 LCD DisplayVerilogXilinx ISESaturn IO Breakout Module
Alphanumeric LCD Display Expansion Module
LEDsVerilogXilinx ISESaturn IO Breakout Module
LED Expansion Module - 8 LEDs
Push Button SwitchVerilogXilinx ISESaturn IO Breakout Module
Push Button Switch Expansion Module
Seven Segment LED DisplayVerilogXilinx ISESaturn IO Breakout Module
Seven Segment LED Display Expansion Module
8Bit VGAVerilogXilinx ISESaturn IO Breakout Module
VGA Display Expansion Module
LM4550 AC97 AudioVerilogXilinx ISESaturn IO Breakout Module
LM4550 AC97 Expansion Module
CS4344 Stereo AudioVerilogXilinx ISESaturn IO Breakout Module
CS4344 Audio Expansion Module
100M EthernetVerilogXilinx ISESaturn IO Breakout Module
100BASE-T Ethernet Expansion Module
HDMI TransmitterVerilogXilinx ISESaturn IO Breakout Module
HDMI Transmitter Expansion Module

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