LatticeECP3 Versa Development Kit

The LatticeECP3 Versa Development Kit is the industry's lowest-cost design platform for building leading-edge systems in a variety of markets such as industrial networking, industrial automation, computing, medical equipment, defense and consumer electronics. It brings high-end innovations, such as configurable SERDES, cascadable DSP slices and high-speed DDR3 memory, within the reach of mainstream designers in an easy-to-use environment.

The LatticeECP3 Versa Development Kit empowers designers to build both PCI Express and Gigabit Ethernet based systems. The Kit kit offers free design tools, ready-made demos, reference designs, a versatile evaluation board, and a serial programming cable. The evaluation board features an LFE3-35EA-8FN484C FPGA device, 64 Mbit SPI Flash, 1Gbit DDR3 memory, expansion headers, several LEDs, and user switches. It contains a PCI Express x1 (half-length form-factor), two RJ45 connectors, and four SMA interfaces.

Diamond Free License - for the LatticeECP3 Versa Development Kit Only
If you currently do not have access to the award-winning Lattice Diamond design software, then Lattice would like to offer you a free Diamond license for use with the LatticeECP3 Versa Development Kit. This is a limited-time offer. The Diamond license will allow you to run the demos and build your own systems. To request this license, visit the software licensing page here, and select the “Diamond Versa Kit Free License” option. Please note that this free license is valid for Diamond design software version 1.2 (or later) and can be used only with the LatticeECP3 Versa Development Kit.

Features

  • LatticeECP3 FPGA: LFE3-35EA-8FN484C
  • 64-Mbit SPI Flash memory
  • 1 Gbit DDR3 
  • PCI Express x1 interface
  • Four SMA connectors for electrical testing of one full-duplex SERDES channel
  • Two RJ45 interfaces to 10/100/1000 Ethernet to GMII
  • Expansion connectors for prototyping
  • 14-segment alpha-numeric display 
  • Switches, LEDs, and displays for demo purposes
  • Push-buttons for general purpose I/O and reset, on-board reference clock sources
  • Programmed using a Mini-USB cable via PCROHS-compliant

Kit Contents

  • LatticeECP3 Versa Board
  • USB-A to USB-B (Mini) Cable for FPGA programming via a PC
  • 12V AC/DC power adapter and international plug adapters
  • QuickStart Guide

Board Photos

Bottom View

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Installation View

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Top View

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Ordering Information

  • Ordering Part Number: LFE3-35EA-VERSA-EVN
  • Click here to find an authorized Lattice distributor near you
  • Click here to order now from the Lattice Online Store

Documentation

Quick Reference Information Resources Downloads
TITLE NUMBER VERSION DATE FORMAT SIZE
DDR3 Demo for the LatticeECP3 Versa Evaluation Board User's Guide
UG45 01.0 4/15/2011 PDF 1 MB
LatticeECP3 Versa Development Kit Quick Start Guide
QS013 2/4/2012 PDF 3 MB
LatticeECP3 Versa Evaluation Board User's Guide
EB62 1.6 7/17/2013 PDF 3 MB
LatticeMico32 Tri-Speed Ethernet MAC Gigabit Demo for the LatticeECP3 Versa Evaluation Board User's Guide
UG47 01.0 4/15/2011 PDF 2.1 MB
PCI Express Demos for the LatticeECP3 Versa Evaluation Board
UG46 01.1 3/7/2012 PDF 2.9 MB
SERDES Eye/Backplane Demo for the LatticeECP3 Versa Evaluation Board User's Guide
UG44 01.1 5/11/2011 PDF 2.6 MB
TITLE NUMBER VERSION DATE FORMAT SIZE
IP Suites for LatticeECP3 - News Brief
NB101 2/4/2011 PDF 458.8 KB
LatticeECP3 Family Product Brochure
I0198 8.0 5/29/2012 PDF 2.7 MB
LatticeECP3 Versa Development Kit - News Brief
NB103 2.0 7/5/2012 PDF 364.2 KB
LatticeECP3: First PCIe 2.0 Compliant Low Cost FPGA - News Brief
NB104 7/1/2011 PDF 479.5 KB
New LatticeECP3 Devices - News Brief
NB106 1.0 1/23/2012 PDF 343.5 KB
TITLE NUMBER VERSION DATE FORMAT SIZE
LatticeECP3 Versa - DDR3 Demo - Design Files for Linux
01.1 5/22/2013 GZ 1.8 MB
LatticeECP3 Versa - DDR3 Demo - Design Files for Windows
01.1 7/18/2011 EXE 3.8 MB
LatticeECP3 Versa - PCIe Demo - Design Files for Windows
4.1 2/10/2015 ZIP 131.7 MB
LatticeECP3 Versa - PCIe Demos - Design Files for Linux
4.0 6/6/2012 GZ 68.6 MB
LatticeECP3 Versa - TSMAC Demo - Design Files for Windows
1.0 5/22/2013 EXE 5.8 MB
LatticeECP3 Versa Board - Gerber Files
DF1002 1.0 6/2/2011 ZIP 666.4 KB
LatticeECP3 Versa Board - OrCAD Files
DF1001 1.0 6/2/2011 ZIP 6.5 MB
LatticeECP3 Versa Kit - SerDes Eye Backplane Demo - Design Files for Linux
Demonstrates the SERDES performance of the LatticeECP3 FPGA at 3.125Gbps using the LatticeECP3 Versa board, along with Lattice software. Installation includes documentation and source files.
01.0 5/22/2013 GZ 2.7 MB
LatticeECP3 Versa Kit - SerDes Eye Backplane Demo - Design Files for Windows
Demonstrates the SERDES performance of the LatticeECP3 FPGA at 3.125Gbps using the LatticeECP3 Versa board, along with Lattice software. Installation includes documentation and source files.
1.0 5/22/2013 EXE 4.8 MB


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