Arty A7-100T and 35T with RISC-V

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Arty A7-100T and 35T with RISC-V

Xilinx Artix-7 technology offers low power consumption and high performance, and its ability to host RISC-V soft architecture makes it ideal for portable equipment. The Artix-7 can also host the MicroBlaze™ soft processing system and adapt to multiple project requirements. Unlike other single board computers (SBC), Arty A7 is not bound to a single set of processing peripherals. Along with other traditional Digilent boards, the Arty A7 has four Pmod connectors and an Arduino Shield expansion connector.

Both the 100T (1286-1206-ND) and 35T (1286-1104-ND) options for the Arty A7 board offer the ability to host RISC-V, with 100T offering the most robust and scalable option. Using RISC-V offers license-free options for designers and is free to download. The Arty A7 is fully compatible with the high‐performance Vivado® design suite. It is supported under the free WebPACK™ license, so designs can be implemented at no additional cost. This free license includes the ability to create MicroBlaze soft‐core processor designs. Design resources, example projects, and tutorials are available for download at the Arty Resource Center, accessible from

  • Internal clock speeds exceeding 450 MHz
  • On‐chip analog‐to‐digital converter (XADC)
  • Programmable over JTAG and Quad‐SPI Flash
  • 90 DSP slices (35T) and 240 DSP slices (100T)
  • 5,200 slices (35T) and 15,850 slices (100T) containing four 6‐input LUTs and eight flip‐flops
  • 256 MB DDR3L with a 16‐bit bus @ 667 MHz
  • 16 MB quad SPI Flash
  • Powered from USB or any 7 V to 15 V source
  • 10/100 Mbps Ethernet and USB-UART bridge
  • Low-cost ultrasound
  • Multi-protocol machine-vision cameras
  • Programmable logic controllers (PLC)
  • RISC-V controllers/processors
  • Small form-factor and battery-powered software-defined radios