Spartan 3 E Starter Kit

Xilinx Spartan 3e Starter Kit

3e Starter Kit


  • Xilinx Spartan 3E (500K gate device),
  • Onboard JTAG programmer
  • 50Mhz on board clock,
  • 128Mbit flash,
  • 16Mbit SPI flash,
  • 64Mbyte DDR SDRAM,
  • 4 channel 12 bit DAC
  • Dual channel 14 bit ADC.
  • 20 by 2 LCD
  • Rotary Encoder
  • 8 switches
  • 8 LEDs
  • Ethernet Connector
  • VGA connecor
  • two RS232 connectors

Of particular interest to people interested in building synthesisers with FPGAs is the fact that this board has everything on you need, a BIG FPGA, fast clock, lots of memory and most importantly a DAC!

Most people on the list seem to have one of these boards to hand, so I'd expect that this will quickly become the standard weapon of choice for projects/code contained in this wiki. Though I'll try to keep it as open and free from constraints as possible.

You can get more info, and buy direct, from the XilinX page -