Platforms Available for 2019 Edition

Recomended hardware is listed below:

All participants who register in the competition and are accepted to enroll will receive Digilent hardware at no cost.

​The  recommended development platforms are:
– Zybo Z7 based on the Zynq 7010 and Zynq 7020
– Pcam 5C
– Cora Z7-07S, based on the Zynq 7000
– Arty S7, based on Spartan 7
– Nexys Video based on the Artix®-7 200T

​- Various Peripheral Modules
– loaner boards among Digilent Instrumentation boards – Bonus points provided

The Nexys Video is based on the The Artix®-7 XC7A200T FPGA and includes a Mini DisplayPort source, high bandwidth external memories, three high-speed digital video ports, and a 24-bit audio codec, being a potent platform for A/V development.

Cora Z7  is a ready-to-use, low-cost, and easily embeddable development platform designed around the powerful Zynq-7000 All-Programmable System-on-Chip (APSoC) from Xilinx. The on-board SD Card slot, Ethernet, and Power solution allow the Cora Z7 to operate independently of a host computer.

For more information, please see the Digilent Nexys Video webpage

For more information, please see the Digilent Cora Z7 webpage

The Zybo Z7 contains the Zynq-7000™ All Programmable System-on-Chip (AP SoC) from Xilinx,7010 and 7020 variants. The ZYBO Z7 surrounds the Zynq with a rich set of multimedia and connectivity peripherals to create a formidable single-board computer, even before considering the flexibility and power added by the FPGA.  The ZYBO Z7’s video-capable feature set includes a MIPI CSI-2 compatible Pcam connector, HDMI input, HDMI output, and high DDR3L bandwidth. 

The Arty S7-50 board features new Xilinx Spartan-7 FPGA. It offers the most size, performance, and cost-conscious design engineered with the latest technologies from Xilinx and is fully compatible with Vivado Design Suite. The Arty form factor provides users with a wide variety of I/O and expansion options. Use the dual row Arduino® connectors to mount one of the hundreds of hardware compatible shields available, or use the Pmod ports with Digilent’s pre-made Pmod IP blocks for a more streamlined design experience

For more information, please see the Digilent Zybo Z7 webpage

For more information, please see the Digilent Arty S7 webpage

The Digilent Pcam 5C is an imaging module meant for use with FPGA development boards. The module is designed around the Omnivision OV5640 5 megapixel (MP) color image sensor. This sensor includes various internal processing functions that can improve image quality, including automatic white balance, automatic black level calibration, and controls for adjusting saturation, hue, gamma and sharpness.

For more information, please see the Digilent Pcam 5C webpage

Pmods™ are small I/O interface boards that offer an ideal way to extend the capabilities of our FPGA/CPLD and embedded control boards. Pmods communicate with system boards using 6 or 12-pin connectors. Pmods include sensors, I/O, data acquisition & conversion, connectors, external memory, and more. 

For more information, please see the Digilent Peripheral Modules webpage

NEW: Bonus points for using Digilent Instrumentation – Loaner boards only:

Digital Discovery
Analog Discovery 2
OpenScope MZ