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Lab Assignments

LabDue Date
Lab 1Friday, Oct. 17 at 4pm
Lab 2Friday, Nov. 7 at 4pm
Lab 3Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 4pm

Lab Equipment

You will need to purchase a Digilent BASYS #100 board, from Digilent by Oct. 1. The web site is The kit you buy will include a FPGA board, a USB cable to your PC, and a CD rom disc with the software for the simulator. The initial web page simply lists a BASYS board without a numeric designation. When you check out, you will be asked to choose between a #100 or #250 board. You should choose the #100 board. It is okay to purchase the board with a partner to help defray the cost. You will have to arrange for a way to share it because each of you will need to have the TAs check off your FPGA implementation for the lab assignments.

Required Software

  1. You will be using the Xilinx ISE software simulator to design, implement, and test your circuits.

  2. If you want to run the Basys board off your own PC, then you will need to download and install the free Digilent Adept Suite.