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Virtex-II Pro FPGA Development System (RETIRED)

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

Virtex-II Pro FPGA Development System (RETIRED)

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

Product Description

Designed by the Xilinx University Program for all levels of Engineering Educational Programs

The Virtex®-II PRO (V2-Pro) development system can be used at virtually any level of the engineering curricula, from introductory courses through advanced research projects. Based on the Virtex-II Pro FPGA, the board can function as a digital design trainer, a microprocessor development system, or a host for embedded processor cores and complex digital systems. It is powerful enough to support advanced research projects, but affordable enough to be placed at every workstation. The expansion connectors can accommodate special-purpose circuits and systems for years to come, so the board can remain at the core of an engineering educational program indefinitely. 

The V2P is supported by world-class design tools, including ISE® Foundation, ChipScope™ Pro, Embedded Developer's Kit (EDK), and System Generator (WebPACK™ cannot be used). Applications that include an embedded processor require EDK, and those that do not include a processor can use ISE. See the Xilinx® University Program page for information on obtaining donations and/or academic discounts on design tools. 

Digilent recommends that all users visit the Xilinx XUP V2-Pro webpage and view the most up to date documentation and reference designs. The Reference Design link contains projects for the VDEC-1 and contains many other useful designs. 

Support Materials

Datasheet (PDF) Schematics (PDF)

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XUPV2P must not be used for new installations. To use this board, you must already be a current Xilinx development tools version 10.1 or earlier license holder.

EDK version 9.2 Base System Builder does not fully support the V2Pro board. We recommend using EDK Version 9.1 or the newer Version 10.1. The V2Pro is a mature product. 10.1 Service Pack 3 supports this product except for the 512MB DIMM. Future Xilinx EDK versions will not.


Processor/IC: Xilinx Virtex-2 Pro XC2VP30 FPGA 


  • Two 2x20 right-angle female sockets
  • 100-pin Hirose FX2 connector
  • Audio in/out
  • VGA
  • PS/2
  • RS-232
  • 10/100 Ethernet

Programming: JTAG programming via on-board USB2 port; Compact Flash via on-board System ACE


  • Xilinx Virtex-2 Pro XC2VP30 FPGA 
  • 30,816 Logic Cells 
  • 136 18-bit multipliers 
  • 2,448Kb of block RAM 
  • Two PowerPC Processors 
  • DDR SDRAM DIMM that can accept up to 2Gbytes of RAM
  • 10/100 Ethernet port 
  • USB2 port 
  • Compact Flash card slot 
  • XSGA Video port 
  • Audio Codec
  • SATA, PS/2, and RS-232 ports
  • High and Low Speed expansion connectors with a large collection of available expansion boards 



  • Virtex-II Pro Board
  • Custom cardboard box with protective foam inserts
  • External power supply with a European wall adapter

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