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FreeForm/104  for FPGA and Digital I/O

FBG006: FreeForm/104 Reconfigurable FPGA Development Board
FreeForm/104 Reconfigurable FPGA Development Board with Xilinx Spartan-3E




Part #: FBG006


FreeForm/104 is a PC/104 based FPGA development board for digital I/O and control applications.

Based on Xilinx’s Spartan-3E, Connect Tech’s FreeForm/104 provides off-the-shelf flexibility, making it ideal for high speed, compute-intensive, reconfigurable applications. The FPGA configuration is stored in flash memory, allowing users to easily implement design changes during development or in the field.

Customized FPGA configurations can be developed easily by the user with the free Xilinx ISE WebPACK software, or through Connect Tech’s engineering services.

The versatility and high speed processing core of the FreeForm/104 makes it ideal for applications including; DSP, software defined radio, aerospace, defense systems, computer hardware emulation, production or laboratory testing and industrial process monitoring and control.

FreeForm/104 for FPGA and Digital I/O Features

  • Customizable PC/104 board based on the Xilinx Spartan 3E - 500,000 gates

  • FPGA configurable through JTAG or SPI flash (4Mb)

  • Reprogrammable in the field for standard and custom designs

  • External 5V power connection for stand alone usage

  • Four user configurable LEDS and on-board reset switch

  • Eight position rotary switch connected to FPGA

Reference Designs

Visit Connect Tech's Development Center to obtain the latest FreeForm/104 Reference Designs. These reference designs provide example FPGA, HDL, and software applications, allowing you to rapidly develop a custom FPGA solution.

Application Notes

Connect Tech has developed several application notes, guidelines on how to implement commonly requested features. These include:

CTIN-00002: Simple Pulse Width Modulation (PWM)
CTIN-00003: Implementing A Serial Port Using the FreeForm/104 with Daughter Board

Visit Connect Tech's Development Center to obtain the latest Application Note Source code.

Standard Configurations

  • Digital I/O: 96 digital I/O (8255 compatible), 6 x 8254 counter/timers

  • Digital I/O Opto-22: 48 Opto-22 (8255 compatible), 6 x 8254 counter/timers

Custom FPGA Development and Design Services

At Connect Tech, we recognize the unique requirements of every application. We are dedicated to delivering the right solution to accommodate customer requirements, new industry standards, and engineering design enhancements.

Connect Tech's team of highly skilled engineers are dedicated, knowledgeable and experienced. They offer several years of experience in FPGA development and custom designs and will work with you to implement a solution that will meet your needs. Our custom design services can be applied at any stage of a project, and our experience ensures that we can deliver a cost-effective, custom solution within a narrow timeline. You can count on us for product quality, expert advice and services that will enhance your business value.

Contact Connect Tech for more information about our Custom FPGA Development and Design Services.

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