FPGA Development Boards

Xilinx Spartan 3e

The Spartan-3e Starter Board provides a powerful, self-contained development platform for designs targeting the new Spartan-3e FPGA from Xilinx. It features a 400K gate Spartan-3e, on-board I/O devices, making it the perfect platform to experiment with any new design, from a simple logic circuit to an embedded processor core.

Block Diagram


  • Xilinx Devices:
    • Spartan-3E FPGA (XC3S500E-4FG320C)
    • Platform Flash (XCF04S-VO20C)
  • Clocks: 16 MHz crystal clock oscillator 
  • Connectors and Interfaces: 
    • Ethernet 10/100 Phy
    • JTAG  download
    • RS-232 serial port
    • PS/2- style mouse/keyboard port
    • Sixteen  slide switches
    • Sixteen LED outputs
    • Four momentary-contact push buttons
    • Four 8-Pin expansion connection ports 
    • Five  16-pin expansion connectors
  • Display: 16 character - 2 Line LCD


  • Markets: Consumer, Telecom/Datacom, Servers, Storage
  • Applications: General Prototyping