The folks at Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas and Cypress Semiconductor have upgraded the Spartan-3A FPGA Evaluation Kit.
The upgraded kit includes the addition of Cypress' CY3217 (MiniProg) Programmer to the Xilinx Spartan-3A FPGA Evaluation Kit, which enables touch sensing capability, USB connectivity, and analog programming. The kits, which were released May 15, are being offered exclusively from Avnet for $39.
The Avnet Spartan-3A FPGA Evaluation Kit pairs Xilinx low-cost Spartan-3A 400A FPGA technology with the Cypress PSoC programmable system-on-chip. The PSoC delivers flexibility for high-volume applications by enabling FPGA configuration and Flash memory re-programming through a built-in USB interface, making it the perfect companion chip for FPGAs. The included CY3217 MiniProg programmer and downloadable PSoC Designer software enables reconfiguration of the PSoC device for evaluating integrated USB connectivity, CapSense touch sensing, clocks, and programmable analog functionality.
A single PSoC device can integrate as many as 100 peripheral functions, resulting in faster design time, freeing up board space, and reducing power consumption. This offers users flexibility and significant cost savings that will also reduce their time to market.
To date, Avnet has shipped two-thousand kits, with an additional two thousand kits available mid-October. For more information and to purchase, please visit: www.em.avnet.com/spartan3a-evl.