Any series 7 Xilinx device or later can be used for the competition. Participants may apply to the Xilinx University Program for a donation of an XUP board. The donation request must be made by the project supervisor.
Teams can use any platform supported by the Vivado design suite.
The XUP FPGA boards are the Basys 3, the Nexys 4 DDR, and the Nexys Video.
Red Pitaya is an open-source-software measurement and control tool that consists of easy-to-use visual programming software and free of charge, ready-to-use open-source, web-based test and measurement instruments running on a powerful, credit card-sized board.
The ADM-PCIE-7V3 is a x8 PCIe form factor board based on the Xilinx Virtex-7.
The 7V3 can be used with Xilinx SDAccel in the cloud through Nimbix.
The Trenz Electronic TE0726 is a Rasberry Pi compatible FPGA module integrating a Xilinx Zynq-7010, 512 MByte DDR3L SDRAM, 4 USB ports, an Ethernet port and 16 MByte Flash memory for configuration and operation.
The three XUP Zynq boards are Zybo, Zedboard and the PYNQ-Z1.
Vivado, or the SDSoCdevelopment environment can be used to create Zynq designs.
SDSoC is a software environment that automates the process of creating hardware accelerators, and the data movers and DMAs to transfer data through the system, generating your software application, and a Linux kernel or other OS.
SDSoC is a powerful tool for rapid prototyping and creation of Zynq Designs.