|icoBoard||Lattice||iCE40-HX8K||7,680||$100||Sort of||A very simple FPGA development board that plugs into a Raspberry Pi, so you have a "backup" hard-core CPU that can control networking, etc. Supports a huge range of pmod accessories. You can write a program/circuit so that the Raspberry Pi CPU and the FPGA work together, similar to a SoC. Proprietary bitstream is fully reverse engineered and supported by Project IceStorm, and there is an open-source toolchain that can compile your hardware design to bitstream. Has everything you need to start experimenting with FPGAs.|
|iCE40-HX8K Breakout Board||Lattice||iCE40-HX8K-CT256||7,680||$49||No||8 LEDs, 8 switches. Very similar to icoBoard, but no Raspberry Pi or pmod accessories.|
|iCE40 UltraPlus||Lattice||iCE40 UltraPlus FPGA||5280||$99||No||Chip specs. 4 switchable FPGAs, and a rechargeable battery. Bluetooth module, LCD Display (240 x 240 RGB), RGB LED, microphones, audio output, compass, pressure, gyro, accelerometer.|
|Go Board||Lattice||ICE40 HX1K FPGA||1280||$65||No||4 LEDs, 4 buttons, Dual 7-Segment LED Display, VGA, 25 MHz on-board clock, 1 Mb Flash.|
|snickerdoodle||Xilinx||Zynq 7010||28K||$95||Yes||Xilinx Zynq 7-Series SoC - ARM Cortex-A9 processor, and Artix-7 FPGA. 125 IO pins. 1GB DDR2 RAM. Texas Instruments WiLink 8 wireless module for 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1. No LEDs or buttons, but easy to wire up your own on a breadboard. If you want to use a baseboard, you'll need a snickerdoodle black ($195) with the pins in the "down" orientation. (E.g. The "breakyBreaky breakout board" ($49) or piSmasher SBC ($195)). The snickerdoodle one only comes with pins in the "up" orientation and doesn't support any baseboards. But you can still plug the jumpers into the pins and wire up things on a breadboard.|
|numato Mimas A7||Xilinx||Artix 7||52K||$149||No||2Gb DDR3 RAM. Gigabit Ethernet. HDMI IN/OUT. 100MHz LVDS oscillator. 80 IOs. 7-segment display, LEDs, buttons. (Found in this Reddit thread.)|
|Ultra96||Xilinx||Zynq UltraScale+ ZU3EG||154K||$249||Yes||Has one of the latest Xilinx SoCs. 2 GB (512M x32) LPDDR4 Memory. Wi-Fi / Bluetooth. Mini DisplayPort. 1x USB 3.0 type Micro-B, 2x USB 3.0 Type A. Audio I/O. Four user-controllable LEDs. No buttons and limited LEDs, but easy to wire up your own on a breadboard|
|Nexys A7-100T||Xilinx||Artix 7||15,850||$265||No||. 128MiB DDR2 RAM. Ethernet port, PWM audio output, accelerometer, PDM microphone, microphone, etc. 16 switches, 16 LEDs. 7 segment displays. USB HID Host for mice, keyboards and memory sticks.|
|Zybo Z7-10||Xilinx||Zynq 7010||17,600||$199||Yes||Xilinx Zynq 7000 SoC (ARM Cortex-A9, 7-series FPGA.) 1 GB DDR3 RAM. A few switches, push buttons, and LEDs. USB and Ethernet. Audio in/out ports. HDMI source + sink with CEC. 8 Total Processor I/O, 40 Total FPGA I/O. Also a faster version for $299 (Zybo Z7-20).|
|Arty A7||Xilinx||Artix 7||15K||$119||No||256MB DDR3L. 10/100 Mbps Ethernet. A few switches, buttons, LEDs.|
|DE10-Standard (specs)||Altera||Cyclone V||110K||$350||Yes||Dual-core Cortex-A9 processor. Lots of buttons, LEDs, and other peripherals.|
|DE10-Nano||Altera||Cyclone V||110K||$130||Yes||Same as DE10-Standard, but not as many peripherals, buttons, LEDs, etc.|
Note: I've changed my mind several times as I learned new things. Here's some of my previous thoughts.
I have just obtained a Xilinx Virtex-7 XC7V2000T-FLG1925ACX1209 chip. Just the chip by itself. I admidt that hand soldering to a BGA array is a circus act, but I've developed the skills over a few decades to be able to hand solder delicate, microscopic surface mount technologies of all kinds including BGAs, so lets not worry about that for the moment (especially since I only need less than two ... Implement a bitcoin miner for the Virtex 7 device of your choice, being sure to take full advantage of the available resources. Tweak until you achieve the best maximum clock frequency you can. Then calculate the hashing rate using the clock frequency and number of parallel computation units. The beauty is that you can do all of this without having to purchase the chip first. 1 Kudo Share ... to calculate the right hash. with the Virtex-II PRO used in our tests we were able to fit 8 units in the chip but this number could easily increase with the use of other boards with more logic. 5. Conclusion and Future Works In this work we discussed the overall Bitcoin mining process and built a Bitcoin miner on an FPGA. Our goal was to understand deeply the mining process and create a ... The ﬁrst cryptocurrency, i.e., Bitcoin , was initially mined using desktop CPUs. Then, GPUs were used to signiﬁcantly increase the hashing speed. Eventually, GPU mining was out-paced by FPGA miners, which were in turn surpassed by ASIC miners. Nowadays, the majority of the computing power on the Bitcoin network is found in large ASIC farms, each operated by a single entity, which makes ... Xilinx Series 7 (Artix 7, Kintex 7, Virtex 7, Zynq with Series 7 Fabric) Xilinx Ultrascale(+) Lattice iCE40 Lattice ECP5 QuickLogic EOS S3 and PolarPro3 Some tools to check out include: LiteX - A Python-based SoC builder LiteX Hub - collaborative FPGA projects based on LiteX LiteX-BuildEnv - An environment for building LiteX-based FPGA designs Yosys - Verilog synthesis tool nextpnr - a vendor ...
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NVMe-IP enables FPGA system to directly connect NVMe SSD without CPU support. Ultimate high speed storage application is now on your hand! The transfer speed... First Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGA Demonstration - Duration: 3:52. XilinxInc 43,828 ... 9:28. Virtex-7 PCI Express Gen3 Demo - Duration: 3:59. XilinxInc 6,241 views. 3:59. FPGA MIDI Music Synthesizer ... Watch this video to learn how a complex SoC platform was mapped into a single Virtex®-7 2000T FPGA, the world's largest 3D IC in volume production. With well over 2 million logic cells, the ... The first public demonstration of integrated PCI Express x8 Gen3 end point capability in a Virtex-7 x690T FPGA. This demonstrates the Kintex-7 FPGA interface capabilities of DDR3 memory.