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Basys FPGA Board (RETIRED)

This product has been retired and is no longer for sale.

Basys FPGA Board (RETIRED)

This product has been retired and is no longer for sale.

Product Description

The Basys board provides an ideal circuit design platform for anyone who wants to learn about FPGAs and digital circuit design. It combines the advanced features of the Xilinx® Spartan®-3E FPGA with straightforward power supply and I/O circuits, making it the perfect platform for introductory designs ranging from simple logic circuits to complex digital systems. 

The four on-board 6-pin connectors can accommodate any of Digilent's low-cost Pmod accessory circuits, making it easy to add A/D and D/A converters, motors, sensors, and a variety of other devices and circuits. 

The Basys board is fully compatible with all versions of the Xilinx ISE® tools, including the free WebPack. It ships with a USB programming cable (this also supplies power) so designs can be implemented immediately with no hidden costs. It also comes in a convenient plastic carry-case. 

Now every student can have a state-of-the-art development system for far less than the cost of a textbook! 

Support Materials

Datasheet (PDF) Schematics (PDF)

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The Basys is being replaced by the Basys 2 FPGA Board. For more details, please see the following document: Upgrade_to_Basys2 

In order to program and communicate with the Basys board, you must download and install the free Digilent Adept Suite


  • Xilinx Spartan 3-E FPGA, 250K gates
  • FPGA features 18-bit multipliers, 72Kbits of fast dual-port block RAM, and 500MHz+ operation
  • USB 2 port for FPGA configuration and data transfers (software available as a free download)
  • XCF02 Platform Flash ROM that stores FPGA configurations indefinitely
  • User-settable oscillator frequency (25, 50, and 100 MHz), plus socket for a second oscillator
  • Three on-board voltage regulators (1.2V, 2.5V, and 3.3V) that allow use of 4V-12V external supplies
  • 8 LEDs, 4-digit seven-segment display, four pushbuttons, 8 slide switches, PS/2 port, and a 8-bit VGA port
  • Four 6-pin headers for user I/Os, and attaching Digilent PMOD accessory circuit boards


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