Alveo U250 Passive

The Blackboard is an ARM and FPGA development board designed specifically for electrical and computer engineering education. Based on the ZYNQ device from Xilinx, the Blackboard offers an FPGA for digital logic applications, an ARM Cortex-A9 for microprocessor applications, a built-in programming and debugging port, and plenty of memory and peripherals so countless designs can be built without needing any other components. The FPGA and ARM can be used independently, or in combination to make high-performance systems.

What is included?

  • The Blackboard featuring the Xilinx Zynq XC7007S

Additional Required Items

  • Micro-USB cable 

Key Features

Feature Description
  • Zynq XC7Z007S-1CLG400C
I/O Interfaces
  • Micro USB-JTAG Programming circuitry
  • I2C Controller
  • LSM9DS1 Inertial Module
  • LM75B Temperature Sensor
  • 3x USB
  • 12-bit analog VGA port and HDMI port
  • Audio Codec
  • XADC
  • Wifi + Bluetooth
  • 512Mbytes of fast DDR3 memory
Expansion ports
  • 2 Pmod-compatible expansion 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.

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