#IHeartFPGA Basys 3 Giveaway

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This Friday, we are doing our first #IHeartFPGA giveaway with one of my favorite FPGA boards, the Basys 3.

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Released in 2014, the Basys 3 was designed to be the ideal entry point for introductory FPGA users. It has all of the important characteristics of a Basys product, such as on board programming, maximized user interaction features (like leds, switches, buttons, displays, and expansion ports), features an Artix 7-35T FPGA, and is fully supported in Xilinx’s Vivado Design Suite.

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In my opinion, the Basys 3 is the perfect board to kick off our #IHeartFPGA campaign. The first week is focused on getting new users familiarized with FPGAs, and that was exactly what the Basys 3 was designed for! It comes complete with several demo projects, including a keyboard demo, a demo using flip-flops as clock dividers, and turning the board into an abacus (the GPIO demo, but using all of the inputs and outputs on the board). Most importantly, it has a full course material that will walk users from introduction to electronic circuits through interacting with the VGA on an FPGA.

We will be covering the Basys 3 on our Instagram Live event, Thursday at 10AM PST and announcing the winner for the Basys 3 on Instagram this Friday!


About Larissa Swanland

I'm a bit of an electronics-education evangelist. After all, Education is how we learn about the world. Electronics make the world better. Engineers change the world. So more engineers that know how to design and create electronics? That's the kind of world I want to help create.

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