The Nexys 4 board is a complete, ready-to-use digital circuit development platform based on the latest Artix®-7 Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) from Xilinx®. The Artix-7 FPGA is optimized for high performance logic and offers more capacity, higher performance, and more resources than earlier designs. With its large, high-capacity FPGA (Xilinx part number XC7A100T-1CSG324C), generous external memories, and collection of USB, Ethernet, and other ports, the Nexys 4 can host designs ranging from introductory combinational circuits to powerful embedded processors. Several built-in peripherals, including an accelerometer, temperature sensor, MEMs digital microphone, speaker amplifier, and several I/O devices allow the Nexys 4 to be used for a wide range of designs without needing any other components.
The Nexys 4 is compatible with Xilinx's new high-performance Vivado® Design Suite as well as the ISE® toolset, which includes ChipScope™ and EDK. Xilinx offers free WebPACK™ versions of these toolsets, so designs can be implemented for no additional cost.
The Nexys 4 is no longer in production and is not recommended for new installations. When the current stock is depleted, it will be discontinued. We suggest migration to the Nexys 4 DDR.
The Nexys 4 onboard programming circuitry is not supported by the Hardware Server in Vivado 2013.2 and earlier. The FPGA must be programmed using iMPACT™ in these versions of Vivado. The Hardware Server in versions 2013.3 and newer fully support the Nexys 4.
If you would like an evaluation board for academic purposes, you can apply for a donation through the Xilinx University Program.
Processor/IC: Xilinx Artix-7 FPGA XC7A100T-1CSG324C
- Xilinx Artix-7 FPGA XC7A100T-1CSG324C
- 15,850 logic slices, each with four 6-input LUTs and 8 flip-flops
- 4,860 Kbits of fast block RAM
- Six clock management tiles, each with phase-locked loop (PLL)
- 240 DSP slices
- Internal clock speeds exceeding 450 MHz
- On-chip analog-to-digital converter (XADC)
- 16Mbyte CellularRAM®
- Serial flash
- Digilent USB-JTAG port for FPGA programming and communication
- microSD card connector
- Ships with rugged plastic case and USB cable
- USB-UART Bridge
- 10/100 Ethernet PHY
- PWM audio output
- 3-axis accelerometer
- 16 user switches
- 16 user LEDs
- Two tri-color LEDs
- PDM microphone
- Temperature sensor
- Two 4-digit 7-segment displays
- USB HID host for mice, keyboards, and memory sticks
- Pmod for XADC signals
- Four Pmod ports
- 12-bit VGA output