Arty A7

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Arty A7
Artix-7 FPGA Development Board
Features
  • Programmable over JTAG and Quad-SPI Flash
  • On-chip analog-to-digital converter
Key Specifications
FPGA Part #
XC7A35TICSG324-1L (XC7A100TCSG324-1*)
Logic Slices
5,200 (15,850*)
Block RAM
1,800 Kbits (4,860* Kbits)
DSP Slices
90 (240*)
DDR3
256 MB @ 667 MHz
Internal clock
450 MHz+
Quad-SPI Flash
16 MB
Ethernet
10/100 Mbps
  • (*A7-100 variant value in parentheses where different)
Connectivity and Onboard I/O
Pmod Connectors
4
Shield Connector
Arduino / chipKIT compatible
Switches
4
Buttons
4
Reset LED
1
User LED
4
User RGB LED
4
Electrical
Power
USB
7-15v (2.5mm coaxial) supply
Logic Level
3.3v
Physical
Width
3.4 in
Length
4.3 in

The Arty A7, formerly known as the Arty, is a ready-to-use development platform designed around the Artix-7™ Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) from Xilinx. It was designed specifically for use as a MicroBlaze Soft Processing System. When used in this context, the Arty A7 becomes the most flexible processing platform you could hope to add to your collection, capable of adapting to whatever your project requires. Unlike other Single Board Computers, the Arty A7 isn't bound to a single set of processing peripherals: One moment it's a communication powerhouse chock-full of UARTs, SPIs, IICs, and an Ethernet MAC, and the next it's a meticulous timekeeper with a dozen 32-bit timers.




Documentation

Tutorials

Example Projects

Community Projects

Projects

  • Digilent Forum user jmw created a Microblaze port of the Adafruit GFX and Adafruit SSD1306 libraries for the Arty, which likely can be made compatible with the Pmod OLED. The original Forum thread is available here.

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