The Nexys 4 board is a complete, ready-to-use digital circuit development platform based on the latest Artix-7 Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) from Xilinx. The Artix-7 FPGA is optimized for high performance logic and offers more capacity, higher performance, and more resources than earlier designs. With its large, high-capacity FPGA (Xilinx part number XC7A100T-1CSG324C), generous external memories, and collection of USB, Ethernet, and other ports, the Nexys 4 can host designs ranging from introductory combinational circuits to powerful embedded processors. Several built-in peripherals, including an accelerometer, temperature sensor, MEMs digital microphone, speaker amplifier, and several I/O devices allow the Nexys 4 to be used for a wide range of designs without needing any other components.
The Nexys 4 is compatible with Xilinx's new high-performance Vivado® Design Suite as well as the ISE toolset, which includes ChipScope and EDK. Xilinx offers free WebPACK™ versions of these toolsets, so designs can be implemented for no additional cost.