Elbert V2 – Spartan 3A FPGA Development Board

Rated 4.90 out of 5 based on 10 customer ratings
(10 customer reviews)

$29.95

ELBERT V2 is a simple but versatile FPGA Learning/Development board featuring Xilinx Spartan 3A FPGA. An excellent choice for beginners and advance learners for experimenting and learning system design with FPGAs. This development board features Xilinx XC3S50A 144 pin FPGA with maximum 108 user IOs (Some IOs are dedicated for system and peripherals). USB interface provides fast and easy configuration download to the on board SPI flash.
Features

  • FPGA: Spartan XC3S50A in TQG144 package
  • Flash memory: 16 Mb SPI flash memory (M25P16)
  • USB 2.0 interface for On-board flash programming
  • FPGA configuration via JTAG and USB
  • 8 LEDs ,6 Push Buttons and 8 way DIP switch for user defined application
  • VGA output
  • Micro SD Card Adapter
  • 39 IOs for user defined purposes
  • On-board voltage regulators for single power rail operation
  • RoHS Compliant

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Description

ELBERT V2 is a simple but versatile FPGA Learning/Development board featuring Xilinx Spartan 3A FPGA. An excellent choice for beginners and advance learners for experimenting and learning system design with FPGAs. This development board features Xilinx XC3S50A 144 pin FPGA with maximum 108 user IOs (Some IOs are dedicated for system and peripherals). USB interface provides fast and easy configuration download to the on board SPI flash. You don’t need a programmer or special downloader cable to download bit stream to Elbert. ELBERT V2 features a stable clock source which is derived from on board configuration controller. ELBERT V2 incorporates LEDs, switches and other peripherals for curious users to get started with “Hello World” program in a matter of minutes.

Features

  • FPGA: Spartan XC3S50A in TQG144 package
  • Flash memory: 16 Mb SPI flash memory (M25P16)
  • USB 2.0 interface for On-board flash programming
  • FPGA configuration via JTAG and USB
  • 8 LEDs, Six Push Buttons and 8 way DIP switch for user defined application
  • VGA output
  • Stereo audio out
  • Micro SD Card Adapter
  • Three Seven Segment Displays
  • 39 IOs for user defined purposes
  • On-board voltage regulators for single power rail operation
  • RoHS Compliant

Additional information

Weight 0.25 lbs
Dimensions 6.00 x 5.00 x 2.00 in
RoHS

Yes

Switches

DIP, Push Button

Number Of GPIOs (Max)

39

Video Out

VGA

Number Of Clock Sources

1

FPGA

Number Of General Purpose LEDs

8

Display Type

Data Storage

Micro SD Slot

Configuration Options

JTAG, USB

Primary Clock Frequency (MHz)

12MHz

Audio Codec

PWM

Downloads

User Manual
FPGA Tutorial (Elbert V2 & Mimas V2)
Configuration Tool (Windows)
Schematics
User Constraints File
Numato Lab USB CDC Driver
View/Download 3D Model (STEP)

Accessories

USB A to Mini B cable for FPGA and Microcontroller development boardsUSB 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.
VGA Display expansion module for FPGA development boardsVGA 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 card Expansion Module for FPGA and Microcontroller development boardsMicro 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 Module for FPGA and Microcontroller development boardsAlphanumeric 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 DAC Expansion Module for FPGA and Microcontroller development boardsCS4344 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

Learning FPGA and Verilog A Beginner's Guide Part 1 - Introduction
Learning FPGA and Verilog A Beginner's Guide Part 2 - Modules
Learning FPGA and Verilog A Beginner's Guide Part 3 - Simulation
Learning FPGA and Verilog A Beginner's Guide Part 4 - Synthesis
Learning FPGA and Verilog A Beginner's Guide Part 5 - Embedded System
Elbert V2 VHDL Tutorial
Elbert V2 Logic Operators using VHDL
Meet Elbert V2, A Few Tips From J.B
Implementing VGA on Elbert V2

Sample Code

NameLanguage/TechnologyIDEHardware Modules Required
16x2 LCD DisplayVerilogXilinx ISEAlphanumeric LCD Display Expansion Module
LEDsVerilogXilinx ISELED Expansion Module - 8 LEDs
Push Button SwitchVerilogXilinx ISEPush Button Switch Expansion Module
Seven Segment LED DisplayVerilogXilinx ISESeven Segment LED Display Expansion Module
8Bit VGAVerilogXilinx ISEVGA Display Expansion Module
LM4550 AC97 AudioVerilogXilinx ISELM4550 AC97 Expansion Module
CS4344 Stereo AudioVerilogXilinx ISECS4344 Audio Expansion Module

10 reviews for Elbert V2 – Spartan 3A FPGA Development Board

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    Rated 5 out of 5

    Robert Pyle

    If I start working with FPGAs’ it will start by working with this platform.

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    Rated 5 out of 5

    Joseph Robert Palicke

    What can I say…can’t beat this price for an FPGA dev board.

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    Rated 5 out of 5

    Dinesh

    Good one to understand #FPGA can start with this little companion.

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    Rated 4 out of 5

    Nic

    Great board to get started on since you don’t need an external JTAG programmer, which means all you need to get going with FGPAs is this board. All the LEDs, buttons, switches, VGA etc make it very easy to start interfacing to the real world, too. Side notes: The Xilinx WebPack ISE is a 6GB download, but they will send it to you on a DVD to you for free. Also, ISE is only for Windows, as is Numato’s config tool.

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    Rated 5 out of 5

    Cristian Quintero

    Compared with other options in the Market, Numato Elbert V2 is the best option for students because it comes with all the components and technologies needed to learn and people can buy it for the best price. We Love Numato.

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    Rated 5 out of 5

    Dusan

    The best development board for FPGA learners!

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    Rated 5 out of 5

    Nisal Dilshan

    Fast shipping, everything was great, Implemented few digital designs. nice and simple, I praise your work of manufacturing this FPGA board with lot of resources and offer it to us for very low price.people try this board..!Definitely worth buying if you are a beginner in the field

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    Rated 5 out of 5

    NA

    This product meets my requirements to teach HDL perfectly at university level through Verilog/VHDL

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    Rated 5 out of 5

    Matt

    A good beginners board, would recommend it to anyone wanting to get into FPGA. The perfect learning tool, with many practical applications.

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    Rated 5 out of 5

    Patrick

    This is a great FPGA for beginners (like me) and a really good price! I recommend it for anyone wanting to try out FPGAs for the first time on a budget!

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