FPGA Development Board with AMD-Xilinx Spartan 6

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XC6SLX45T-2C, 128-MiB
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The XEM6310MT is a USB 3.0 FPGA development board based on the remarkably-capable Xilinx Spartan-6 LXT FPGA. In addition to a high gate-count FPGA, the XEM6310MT utilizes the high transfer rate of USB 3.0 for configuration downloads, enabling speedy FPGA configuration and data transfer. With integrated SDRAM, power supplies, platform flash, and high-speed transceivers, the XEM6310MT is ideal for high-performance I/O integration.

FrontPanel™ SDK

Opal Kelly’s FrontPanel SDK is an easy-to-use, robust API for communication, configuration, and interfacing to your PC, Mac or Linux hardware. FrontPanel handles all the interaction between your software and the FPGA internals, dramatically reducing the time and effort required to interface to a design.

FlashPrototyping and OEM Integration

Opal Kelly FPGA integration modules are designed to be the ideal turnkey solution for prototypes and OEM product integration. With the complete FrontPanel SDK, there’s simply no faster, more reliable, production-ready way to jump start your FPGA design.

Block diagram

Block diagram




Four high-speed gigabit transceivers are available with standard support for PCI Express, DisplayPort, HD-SDI, XAUI, Aurora, SATA, and others operating up to 6.6 Gb/s (12.5 Gb/s optional).


128 MiB DDR2

Integrated 128-MiByte DDR2 provides plenty of on-board memory for high-performance applications, including image capture and data acquisition.



Measured performance at over 340 MiB/s for real-world data transfers to/from the PC.



The XEM6310MT integrates 16 MiB of on-board serial Flash for standalone FPGA booting and miscellaneous nonvolatile memory and a separate 16 MiB serial Flash for exclusive FPGA use.

Customer Deployments

  • Custom high-speed SERDES modem.
  • Radar system - test interface, system integration, field testing
  • Camera interface for IR and LIDAR 3D cameras
  • Equipment for analyzing satellite imagery
  • University research
  • Design of equipment for mineral exploration


  • Image or video capture / processing
  • Data acquisition
  • ASIC / hardware-based simulation and verification
  • Bioinformatics (DNA search and pattern matching)
  • Digital communications

Technical Specifications and Support

Features & Specifications

  • Xilinx Spartan-6 (XC6SLX45T-2FGG or XC6SLX150T-2FGG)
  • 2x 32-MiB serial flash (Numonyx N25Q128A)
  • 128-MiByte DDR2 (Micron MT47H64M16HR)
  • Small form-factor -- 75mm x 60mm x 7.85mm (2.95" x 2.36" x 0.31")
  • High-speed USB 3.0 interface (Cypress FX3) for configuration and data transfer
  • Measured performance over 340 MiB/s
  • Self-powered by external DC source
  • 2x Low-jitter 100 MHz clock oscillators (one reserved for GTP REFCLK)
  • Eight LEDs
  • Two 80-pin 0.5mm Samtec board-to-board connectors (QSE-040)
  • Single 40-pin 0.5mm Samtec board-to-board connector (QSE-020) for GTP
  • 116 user I/O including GCLK pins on expansion connectors
  • 4 gigabit transceivers and 3 reference clock pairs
  • Independent access to VCCO bank voltages
  • JTAG pins available on the expansion connectors
  • Full FrontPanel virtual control panel support
  • Complete Application Programmer's Interface (API) in C, C++, C#, Ruby, Python, and Java