Have you been thinking about jumping into FPGA development but are not sure how to get started? Well, take a look at the Papilio - an Open Source FPGA board with everything you need to get started at a low price. With a friendly and supportive community, free VHDL eBook, Open Source Arduino compatible Soft Processors, and plenty of code examples you will have all the resources needed to get you started on the FPGA path. It's never been easier to jump into the wide-open world of FPGA development!
The Papilio One is a powerful, open-source, expandable development board perfect for the design and prototyping of your unique ideas. You can customize the capabilities of the Papilio with snap-on modular expansions called Wings (similar to Arduino shields) which provide added functionality to the board, and simultaneously expand the creative possibilities!
At its heart, the Papilio One has a Xilinx Spartan 3E FPGA chip, providing a plentiful amount of digital logic to quickly get your prototyping off the ground. In addition, you can code for the FPGA using established development tools, or you can use Gadget Factory's custom Arduino IDE to easily write Arduino code and upload it to the AVR8 soft processor!
The Open Source Papilio Pro LX9 FPGA board is a powerful and flexible platform that provides the core for exciting projects such as the RetroCade Synth and the Papilio Arcade. It acts as the empty canvas that classic audio chips and arcade motherboards can be recreated on. Its flexible nature means that it can be re-used with future Papilio projects by simply purchasing the MegaWing portion of a project.
MegaWings plug into the Papilio board and provide everything needed for a specific application in one convenient PCB. Wings usually provide ala carte functionality for rapid prototyping while MegaWings provide everything needed for a full application.
For a full list of MegaWings visit the Gadget Factory Store.
Everything needed for Arcade games
Everything needed to start learning VHDL and FPGA technology on the Papilio.
Everything needed to make sweet retro music in one convenient and easy to connect circuit board. It snaps into the Papilio Pro and gives it the necessary hardware resources to communicate with the outside world.
Wings plug into the Papilio board and provide peripheral functionality. The Papilio One can accept up to six Wings that can operate independently of each other. Wings usually provide ala carte functionality for rapid prototyping while MegaWings provide everything needed for a full application.
For a full list of Wings visit the Gadget Factory Store.
Don't forget to look at prototype and user contributed Wings on the Wing Playground.
|MIDI Audio Wing|
Experiment with audio and create instruments with the MIDI Audio Wing.
Provides 4 LED's and 4 Buttons in a convenient 8-bit Wing
Add 8 bit graphics to your projects
|1-Axis Stepper Motor Controller Wing|
Microstepping single axis stepper motor controller
8 Bit Wing that allows a MicroSD (Secure Digital) card to be plugged in and accessed using SPI
|Keyboard and Mouse (PS/2) Wing|
8 Bit Wing that provides 2 PS/2 ports for interfacing with keyboards, mice, and barcode scanners
|16-bit I/O Buffer Wing|
Provides a 16-bit, 5V tolerant bidirectional buffer for the Papilio Platform boards, and can also be used with the OLS Logic Analyzer
|16-bit Input Buffer Wing|
Provides a 16-bit, 5V tolerant input only buffer for the Papilio Platform boards, and can also be used with the OLS Logic Analyzer
Provides the Papilio One with two channels of stereo audio
8 Bit Wing that provides Consumer Infrared and optional IRDA capabilities
Allows many joysticks such as the Atari 2600 and Commodore joysticks to be used with the Papilio One