Digilent Nexys A7


The Digilent Nexys™4 DDR board, based on Artix FPGA, brings unprecedented performance to a student-focused FPGA design kit. With its large, high-capacity FPGA, generous external memories, and a collection of USB, Ethernet, and other ports, the Nexys4 can host designs ranging from introductory combinational circuits to powerful embedded processors.

What is included?

  • The Nexys4 DDR board featuring the XC7A100T-1CSG324 FPGA
  • Micro-USB cable
    • 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
  • Creating embedded system
  • Design circuits which require more than 8 LEDs
  • Modeling processor whose output can utilize eight 7-segments displays
  • System design utilizing multiple (more than eight) bits input/output

Artix-7 FPGA Features

  • 99K logic cells (15,850 logic slices, each with four 6-input LUTs and 8 flip-flops)
  • 4,860 Kbits of fast block RAM
  • Six clock management tiles, each with phase-locked loop (PLL)
  • 240 DSP slices
  • Internal clock speeds exceeding 450MHz
  • On-chip analog-to-digital converter (XADC)

Key Features

Feature Description
  • XC7A100T-1CSG324C
I/O Interfaces
  • USB-UART for programming and serial communication
  • One 10/100 Ethernet
  • USB OTG 2.0
  • USB-UART bridge
  • 12-bit VGA output
  • 3-axis accelerometer
  • PWM audio output
  • Temperature sensor
  • PDM microphone
  • USB HID Host for mice, keyboards and memory sticks
  • 128 Mbyte DDR2
  • 128 Mbit Serial Flash
  • Micro SD card connector
  • 2 4-digit 7-Segment displays
Switches and LEDs
  • 16 Slide switches
  • 16 LEDs
  • 2 tri-color LEDs
  • 5 Push-buttons
  • One 100 MHz crystal oscillator
Expansion ports
  • Pmod for XADC signals
  • 4 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