Mimas – Spartan 6 FPGA Development Board

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)

$34.95

Mimas is an easy to use FPGA Development board featuring Xilinx Spartan-6 FPGA. Mimas is specially designed for experimenting and learning system design with FPGAs. This development board features Xilinx XC6SLX9 TQG144 FPGA with maximum 70 user IOs. The USB 2.0 interface provides fast and easy configuration download to the on-board SPI flash.

Features

  • FPGA: Spartan-6 XC6SLX9 in TQG144 package
  • Flash memory: 16 Mb SPI flash memory (M25P16)
  • 100MHz CMOS oscillator
  • USB 2.0 interface for On-board flash programming
  • FPGA configuration via JTAG and USB
  • 70 IOs for user defined purposes
  • On-board voltage regulators for single power rail operation

Applications

  • Product Prototype Development
  • Signal Processing
  • Wired and Wireless Communications
  • Educational tool for schools and universities

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Description

Mimas is an easy to use FPGA Development board featuring Xilinx Spartan-6 FPGA. Mimas is specially designed for experimenting and learning system design with FPGAs. This development board features Xilinx XC6SLX9 TQG144 FPGA with maximum 70 user IOs. The USB 2.0 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 the bit stream to the board.

Features

  • FPGA: Spartan-6 XC6SLX9 in TQG144 package
  • Flash memory: 16 Mb SPI flash memory (M25P16)
  • 100MHz CMOS oscillator
  • USB 2.0 interface for On-board flash programming
  • FPGA configuration via JTAG and USB
  • 8 LEDs and four switches for user defined purposes
  • 70 IOs for user defined purposes
  • On-board voltage regulators for single power rail operation

Applications

  • Product Prototype Development
  • Signal Processing
  • Wired and Wireless Communications
  • Educational tool for schools and universities

Additional information

Weight 0.11 lbs
Dimensions 5.00 x 3.00 x 2.00 in
FPGA

Number Of Clock Sources

1

Primary Clock Frequency

Number Of Gneral Purpose LEDs

8

Switches

4x Push Button

Number Of GPIOs (Max)

70

Configuration Options

JTAG, USB

Configuration Memory

SPI Flash

3D View

Downloads

User Manual
Configuration Script (Python)
Configuration Tool (Windows)
Expansion modules and Peripherals
IO Breakout Module For Mimas
Numato Lab USB CDC Driver
Sample Binary File
Schematics And layout(KiCad)
User Constraints File
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.
IO breakout module for MimasIO Breakout Module for MimasThis 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.
AD9283 Analog to Digital Converter 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.
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.

Sample Code

NameLanguage/TechnologyIDEHardware Modules Required
16x2 LCD DisplayVerilogXilinx ISEMimas IO Breakout Module,
Alphanumeric LCD Display Expansion Module
LEDsVerilogXilinx ISEMimas IO Breakout Module
LED Expansion Module - 8 LEDs
Push Button SwitchVerilogXilinx ISEMimas IO Breakout Module
Push Button Switch Expansion Module
Seven Segment LED DisplayVerilogXilinx ISEMimas IO Breakout Module
Seven Segment LED Display Expansion Module
8Bit VGAVerilogXilinx ISEMimas IO Breakout Module
VGA Display Expansion Module
LM4550 AC97 AudioVerilogXilinx ISEMimas IO Breakout Module
LM4550 AC97 Expansion Module
CS4344 Stereo AudioVerilogXilinx ISEMimas IO Breakout Module
CS4344 Audio Expansion Module

4 reviews for Mimas – Spartan 6 FPGA Development Board

  1. Avatar for Numato Lab
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Subha Sarkar

    I searched for a lot of other websites for FPGAs and my search stopped here. I have purchased 2 spartan-6 boards which I could easily afford. Build quality is very good ! The product does not need expensive XILINX downloader. I loved that !

  2. Avatar for Numato Lab
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Marc Pignat

    A spartan6 board for the price of a spartan3 board. Small, cheap, supported by the free Xilinx ISE Webpack. I can only recommend it!

  3. Avatar for Numato Lab
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Mehmet GOK

    A practical FPGA board at a great price. Thank you.

  4. Avatar for Numato Lab
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Jean-Paul PETILLON

    I searched for a lot of other websites for FPGAs and my search stopped here. I have purchased 2 spartan-6 boards which I could easily afford. Build quality is very good ! The product does not need expensive XILINX downloader. I loved that !

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