Update 2022-10-19: I’m aware that I have some work to do to get the boards from Intel, Lattice, Efinix and other FPGA vendors into these lists. All I can say is that I’m working on it! I also ended up with a lot of emails from people wanting to get certain dev boards added to the lists so I’ve made it easier for you (and me) to do that. If you have a board that you would like to list, please submit the details to me and I will put it up in a day or so. Note that I’ll only list boards if the price is made public - no boards requiring custom quotations!
On another point… A lot of people didn’t like the fact that I didn’t include SoMs in these lists. I agree with the arguments but I don’t want this to become unmanagable as SoMs lead to lots of variations and carrier combinations. My way of reaching the middle ground will be to include “kits” to the list where a kit can be purchased as a unit and can consist of an SoM + carrier board such as the Kria KV260.
I often get asked what I think is the best FPGA/MPSoC dev board for some particular application, or I have to choose one for a client project. There are so many out there these days, it’s hard for anyone to keep up, so I thought it would be useful to bring all of them together into a repository and generate tables from that data, categorizing the boards into their different types and features. Since moving the blog to the Hugo platform, this is something that has become possible and fairly easy to do, so I finally got it done.
Below you’ll find the lists, categorizing the boards according to a few attributes that I considered useful. If you have an idea for a category that I haven’t listed, please let me know. Also, if you know of a board that is not on these lists, please submit the details.
- List of FPGA dev boards by Device
- List of MPSoC dev boards
- List of pure FPGA dev boards
- List of RFSoC dev boards
- List of Zynq-7000 dev boards
- List of FPGA dev boards for Arduino shields
- List of FPGA dev boards for PMods
- List of FPGA dev boards for Raspberry Pi HATs
- List of FPGA dev boards with Click Board interface
- List of FPGA dev boards with FMC connectors
- List of FPGA dev boards with FMC+ connectors
- List of FPGA dev boards with SFP/QSFP/OSFP
- List of FPGA dev boards with SYZYGY
- List of FPGA dev boards with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
As I add boards to the repository, or remove them when they become obsolete, the lists will be automatically updated; so in theory at least, the lists will always be relevant. Just keep in mind however that the prices listed for these boards should only be taken as a guide, because the real prices depend on distributors and resellers and they change too often for me to realistically keep up with.
I hope you find this useful!