The Artix development kit that fits in a laptop or PC
PicoEVB is a complete FPGA development kit in M.2 form factor. Most newer laptops have an M.2 slot.
Older laptops usually have a mPCIe slot available. PicoEVB works in these slots with an adapter.
If you want to use PicoEVB in your PC no problem! Simply use a M.2-to-PCIe adapter.
If your computer doesn't have a spare slot, in most cases you can remove the wireless adapter and install PicoEVB in its place. The wireless functionality can be restored by using a USB-based wireless adapter. There are several high-quality low-cost USB-Wifi adapters available.
Built-in JTAG cable
Once PicoEVB is installed in the laptop, you're done! No external cables or connections are needed. Connect to PicoEVB with Xilinx's free Vivado IDE and get going.
Note: Requires OS-specific cable driver, which is provided.
User Controlled LEDs
PicoEVB has 3 on-board LEDs which can be controlled by the FPGA. Also, PicoEVB can control the digital LED signals on the M.2 motherboard.
Analog and Digital I/O
The 6 pin connector pins out 4 multipurpose I/O from the FPGA (analog/digital/lvds) and 3.3V power and ground.
4 more digital I/O are directly connected to the LED & Disable signals on the M.2 connector.
The I/O cable is now included at no cost.
High-Speed Digital I/O
PicoEVB has connectors for one MGT. These are pinned out similar to the AC701- each signal directly to a RF connector, without a balun. Excellent for board-board communication within a system.
Everything necessary to program and debug the FPGA is all on board. And if you are interested in PCIe designs, this is the least expensive kit available.
Works with Windows or Linux
Xilinx's Vivado IDE works on Windows or Linux. Furthermore, Xilinx provides a free PCIe host side driver for Windows and Linux.