Blackboard

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.
  • A Xilinx ZYNQ XC7007S MPSoC with an ARMĀ® Cortex-A9 processor and an Artix FPGA
  • 512Mbytes of fast DDR3 memory
  • On-board WIFI and Bluetooth (ESP-32 radio module)
  • A large QSPI ROM and an SD card slot
  • Three USB ports: power & programming, additional power, and OTG/Host
  • Four servo connectors (conventional or continuous rotation)
  • An on-board MEMS microphone and headphone jack
  • An on-board analog-to-digital converter
  • 12-bit analog VGA port and HDMI port
  • A 9-axis inertial module (accelerometer, gyro, and compass)
  • An I2C temperature sensor
  • A large collection of buttons, switches, and LEDs
  • And two PmodĀ®-compatible expansion ports