Atlys Resource Center

NOTE: The Atlys name has been rebranded as Nexys Video. For all future Atlys products, please look at the Nexys family line. See the Migration Guide for the Atlys to the Nexys Video for the Atlys to the Nexys Video.

Welcome to the resource center for the Atlys!

The Atlys circuit board is a complete, ready-to-use digital circuit development platform based on a Xilinx Spartan 6 LX45 FPGA. The on-board collection of high-end peripherals, including Gbit Ethernet, HDMI Video, 128Mbyte DDR2 memory array, audio and USB ports make the Atlys board an ideal host for complete digital systems built around embedded processors like Xilinx’s MicroBlaze. Atlys is fully compatible with all Xilinx CAD tools, including ChipScope, EDK, and the free WebPack, so designs can be completed with no extra costs.

Here you will find all the reference materials that Digilent has created for this board, as well as links to any external content we have tracked down. If you are interested in purchasing the Atlys, visit the product page on our main website: Atlys


Revision History

We are currently on Revision C of the Atlys. You can find the revision of your board by looking on the underside, near the white bar-coded box.

Migration to Nexys Video

If you are looking for the replacement of this board, please look at the Nexys Video. See the Migration Guide for the Atlys to the Nexys Video for the Atlys to the Nexys Video.


Documentation

  • SchematicPDF
    • PDF Schematic of the PCB generated by Altium
  • Reference ManualWiki PDF
    • Technical description of the Atlys and all of its features. The Wiki may contain more up-to-date information than the PDF.
  • VHDCI Plug Data SheetPDF
    • Datasheet for VHDCI plug that provides pinout and dimension specifications
  • VHDCI Receptacle DatasheetPDF
    • Data sheet for VHDCI receptacle that provides pinout and dimension specifications
  • Sell SheetPDF

Demonstration Projects

  • Atlys Demo/BIST ConfigZIP
    • Source code for Atlys Demo/BIST configuration (factory loaded into SPI Flash)
  • Flash Memory ConfigZIP
    • Source code for Atlys DDR2 and SPI Flash memory controller configuration
  • VmodTFT DemoZIP
    • This demo project is for the VmodTFT and either the Nexys3 or the Atlys. It continuously samples the VmodTFT's touch panel for X, Y and pressure values and lights up the pixels touched.
  • EDK Microblaze DemoDownload
    • This zip file contains an EDK demo project that illustrates how to use the AC97 codec on the Atlys board with Microblaze.
  • EDK HDMI DemoZIP
    • This zip file contains an EDK demo project that demonstrates using HDMI on the Atlys board. It accepts an HDMI input, buffers the input frames into memory, and then outputs the buffer to another HDMI port. This is implemented using PLB bus.
  • ISE DemoZIP
  • Download This zip file contains an ISE demo project that demonstrates the use of general I/O and UART on the Atlys board in VHDL.
  • EDK Web ServerZIP
    • This zip file contains an EDK demo project that illustrates how to host a web server on the Atlys. It was built using EDK 14.3.

Firmware

  • Binary Image for BISTZIP
    • Built binary image for Atlys_Demo_BIST. This can be used to restore the original factory image in the Atlys SPI Flash. To reprogram, use the Flash tab in the Adept Application.

Reference Designs

  • Master UCF FileZIP
  • Atlys Support FilesZIP
    • Atlys board support files for EDK BSB wizard. Supports EDK 13.2 - 14.7 for both AXI and PLB buses.