ARM/Xilinx Laboratory Board

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This system was developed for teaching microcontroller hardware and programming by the Scool of Computer Science at the University of Manchester. It was designed to be a cheap single-board computer for a teaching laboratory, but, with the inclusion of certain extra devices, be able to support larger projects including significant hardware development.

The system comprises an ARM-based computer enhanced with one or two FPGAs providing user-configurable processing and I/O. Features include:

("Spartan" & "Virtex" are Xilinx® trademarks)


The picture below shows the system downloading and displaying pictures from an Ethernet. The video controller is in part of an FPGA.

Picture courtesy of Matthew Evans.

Some examples of use:
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