Digilent Basys3 Board


Digilent Basys™ 3 is an entry-level FPGA board designed exclusively for the Vivado Design Suite, featuring Xilinx Artix 7-FPGA architecture. The board consists of complete ready-to-use hardware, a large collection of on-board I/O devices, all required FPGA support circuits, and a free version of development tools and at a student level price point. It is well suited for digital design.

What is included?

  • The Basys3 board featuring the XC7A35T-1CPG236C FPGA
  • Micro-USB cable (Optional)
    • Can be used to power the board

Suggested use of this board

  • Student projects using any of the built-in features of the board
  • Designing combinatorial/sequential circuits
  • Design circuits which require more than 8 LEDs
  • Digital circuits whose output can utilize four 7-segments displays

Artix-7 FPGA Features

  • 32K logic cells (5,200 logic slices, each with four 6-input LUTs and 8 flip-flops)
  • 1,800 Kbits of fast block RAM
  • Five clock management tiles, each with phase-locked loop (PLL)
  • 90 DSP slices
  • Internal clock speeds exceeding 450MHz
  • On-chip analog-to-digital converter (XADC)

Key Features

Feature Description
  • XC7A35T-1CPG236C
I/O Interfaces
  • USB-UART for programming and serial communication
  • USB-UART Bridge
  • 12-bit VGA output
  • USB HID Host for mice, keyboards and memory sticks
  • 32 Mbit Serial Flash
  • One 4-digit 7-Segment displays
Switches and LEDs
  • 16 Slide switches
  • 16 LEDs
  • 5 Push-buttons
  • One 100 MHz crystal oscillator
Expansion ports
  • Pmod for XADC signals
  • 3 Pmod ports
Tools & IP


Vivado™ ML is the AMD software suite for HDL and system-level design. Vivado includes a HDL simulator, IP Integrator for system-level integration, and tools for synthesis, implementation, bitstream generation and programming of AMD platforms.

Vivado Standard edition is a device limited version of the full Vivado enterprise edition and is free-of-charge and does not require a separate license.Licenses for the Vivado Enterprise edition which includes support for all AMD devices are available to universities from the XUP donation program.

You can select the free Vivado standard edition or the full Enterprise edition when you run the installer.

Download the Vivado installer


Vitis™ is the AMD design software for targeting Alveo acceleration cards. It also includes software development tools for AMD embedded devices including the Zynq families. Vitis includes Vitis HLS, a C-based High-Level-Synthesis design tool that can be used standalone or from within Vitis for creating hardware accelerated kernel. Vitis is free of charge and does not require a separate license.

Download the Vitis installer

Contact XUP if you have any questions about AMD software or to discuss your requirements.

Purchasing and more information

Purchase from our partner: Digilent