Forum: FPGA, VHDL & Verilog Low cost FPGA board with built-in USB port for fast data transfer ?

von Ronin D. (Company: blah fpga) (hencre)

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hi Guys,

I would like to get started in the FPGA world.
I intend to use the board to perform computations. Hence connectivity to 
and from the PC should be good and via usb.

Am looking for a low cost fpga board with:
1. Inbuilt USB port for data transfer
2. Good to have - Ethernet port

Can I use low cost Papillon board for this purpose without soldering ( 
if there are any accessories to facilitate usb data transfer )?

Thanks in advance.


von Christian R. (supachris)

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Look here: http://www.ztex.de/

von Julian G. (Company: NSW TAFE College Mt Druitt) (my_other_head)

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Ronin, have a look at the website All Programmable Planet, 

One of their correspondents, Duane Benson, has been running a long 
(started in July 2012) series of articles on beginning with FPGAs using 
the Avnet Spartan-6 LX9 Microboard,   which is based on the Xilinx 
Spartan-6 XC6SLX9-2CSG324C FPGA. This development board retails for USD 
89 + shipping, at time of writing.

The articles listing starts at:


Note that the website is sponsored by Xilinx. But I think it has all the 
features you want.

I have placed an order through my local Avnet rep, but  have yet to 
receive it and start to play/learn with it.

Hope this helps. Good Luck. Have fun.

von Manfred Kraus (Guest)

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Do you already know the Cesys EFM-01 module? It has a Spartan-3E FPGA 
and a FX-2 Usb controller but no Ethernet. The FPGA signals are on 0.1" 
headers so you can connect things   without soldering.


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