Digilent Genesys Board


The Genesys™ Development Board provides Gigabit Ethernet and high-speed memory connectivity. It also has a LCD display, high-resolution audio & video circuits, a USB 2.0 connectivity, generous amounts of on board memory, a high speed connector along with a powerful Virtex-5 XC5VLX50T. The board is ideal for  both teaching and research.

What is included?

  • The Genesys board featuring the XC5VLXT-1FFG1136C FPGA
  • 20W power supply
  • USB cable
  • Protective plexiglass covers

Suggested use of this board

  • Student projects using any of the built-in features of the board
  • Designing combinatorial/sequential circuits
  • Creating embedded systems

Virtex-5 LXT FPGA Features

  • 7,200 logic slices, each with four 4-input LUTs and 4 flip-flops
  • 2,160 Kbits of fast block RAM
  • Six clock management tiles (2 DCM and 1 PLL)
  • 48 DSP slices
  • 16 RocketIO (GTP) transceivers
  • One Endpoint block for PCIe
  • Four Ethernet MACs
  • Internal clock speeds exceeding 500 MHz



Key Features

Feature Description
  • XC5VLX110T-1FFG1136C
I/O Interfaces
  • JTAG programming interface
  • One 10/100/1000 Ethernet
  • 2 USB supporting Host and Peripheral intefaces
  • HDMI video up to 1600x1200 and 24-bit color
  • RS-232 port
  • Stereo AC97 codec with line in, line out, headphone, microphone, and SPDIF digital audio jacks
  • 256 Mbyte DDR2 with 64-bit wide data
  • 16Mbyte StrataFlash™ for configuration and data storage
  • 16x2 character LCD
Switches and LEDs
  • 8 Slide switches
  • 8 LEDs
  • Two buttons
  • Two-axis navigation switch
  • One 100 MHz oscillator
Expansion ports
  • 112 I/O’s routed to expansion connectors
Tools & IP
ISE Design Suite: WebPack Edition ISE® WebPACK™ design software is the industry´s only FREE, fully featured front-to-back FPGA design solution for Linux, Windows XP, and Windows 7. ISE WebPACK is the ideal downloadable solution for FPGA and CPLD design offering HDL synthesis and simulation, implementation, device fitting, and JTAG programming. ISE WebPACK delivers a complete, front-to-back design flow providing instant access to the ISE features and functionality at no cost.
ISE Design Suite: System Edition

ISE® Design Suite is the Industry-proven solution for Xilinx programmable devices including 7 series (and pre-7 series devices) and Zynq™-7000 SoC.  It facilitates designing and verification of digital circuits in the application areas of pure logic design, embedded system design, digital signal processing, communication by providing tools such as ChipScope Pro, Embedded Development Kit, Software Development Kit, System Generator for DSP, and High-Level Synthesis. 

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