410-319-1 Arty A7: Artix-7 FPGA Development Board (Arty A7-100T)

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Arty A7-100T Arty A7: Artix-7 FPGA Development Board

The Arty family of Digilent FPGA/SoC boards was designed with versatility and flexibility in mind. With universally popular Arduino™ headers and multiple Pmod™ ports, an Arty will be the most adaptable FPGA/SoC board in your toolbox.

The Arty A7 is a ready-to-use development platform designed around the Xilinx Artix-7 FPGA family. With the Artix-7 devices, the Arty A7 board provides the highest performance-per-watt fabric, transceiver line rates, DSP processing, and AMS integration in the Arty family. With the MicroBlaze Soft Processor Core from Xilinx, you can create embedded applications with a variety of peripherals, memory, and interfaces.

The Arty A7 is supported by Xilinx's Vivado Design Suite, including the free WebPACK version. You can also leverage the Vitis Core Development Kit or Xilinx Software Development Kit to start developing for the MicroBlaze processor with no prior FPGA experience.

There are two variants of the Arty A7: The Arty A7-35T features the XC7A35TICSG324-1L, and the Arty A7-100T features the larger XC7A100TCSG324-1.

If the Arty A7 offers more performance than your application requires, the more affordable Arty S7, featuring the Spartan-7 FPGA, may be a better option. If you are looking for an SoC-based development board, consider the Arty Z7, featuring the Zynq-7000 APSoC.

Guides and demos are available to help you get started quickly with the Arty A7. 

Features

 Arty A7-35T  Arty A7-100T
 FPGA part  XC7A35TICSG324-1L  XC7A100TCSG324-1
 Logic Cells  33,280  101,440
 DSP Slices  90  240
 Memory (Kbits)  1,800  4,860
 GTP 6.6GB/s Transceivers  4  8
 I/O Slices  250  300
  • FPGA Features
    • Internal clock speeds exceeding 450MHz
    • On-chip analog-to-digital converter (XADC)
    • Programmable over JTAG and Quad-SPI Flash
  • System Features
    • 256MB DDR3L with a 16-bit bus @ 667MHz
    • 16MB Quad-SPI Flash
      • Due to supply chain constraints, either the S25FL127S or S25FL128S Flash Memory may be loaded on your board. These parts are not functionally equivalent, but flash programming through Vivado and the QSPI boot mode are not affected. More information can be found in the Arty A7 Reference Manual, available in the Support tab. 
    • USB-JTAG Programming circuitry (Micro B USB cable required)
    • Powered from USB or any 7V-15V source
  • System Connectivity
    • 10/100 Mbps Ethernet
    • USB-UART Bridge
  • Interaction and Sensory Devices
    • 4 Switches
    • 4 Buttons
    • 1 Reset Button
    • 4 LEDs
    • 4 RGB LEDs
  • Expansion Connectors
    • 4 Pmod connectors
    • Arduino/chipKIT Shield connector
  • Product Compliance: 
    • HTC: 8471500150
    • ECCN: EAR99

What's included

  • Arty A7: Artix-7 Development Board
    • Choose between the Arty A7-35T or A7-100T, with or without a Micro USB cable  
  • Digilent cardboard packaging with protective foam

Software

The Arty A7 can be programmed with Digilent's Adept software. Digilent Adept is a unique and powerful solution which allows you to communicate with Digilent system boards and a wide assortment of logic devices. Find out more about Adept here.

To create and modify designs for your Arty A7, you can use Xilinx's Vivado Design Suite. Vivado is a software designed for the synthesis and analysis of HDL designs. Both variants of the Arty A7 are supported by the free WebPACK edition of the Vivado Design Suite.

If you are using the MicroBlaze Soft Processor Core from Xilinx, you can make use of the Vitis Core Development Kit or Xilinx Software Development Kit to create embedded applications for your Arty A7. 

Support

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