Mercury 2 FPGA Development Board

Part # FPGA SRAM Price (USD) Status
ME2A-35T-4M A7-35T 4Mbit $129 In stock
ME2A-35T-16M A7-35T 16Mbit $159 1 week lead time
ME2A-100T-16M A7-100T 16Mbit $249 1 week lead time
Proudly designed and manufactured in the United States of America

Proudly designed and manufactured in the United States of America


Technical Specifications

  • Xilinx Artix-7A FPGA (XC7A35T)

    • 33,280 logic cells

    • 1,800 Kbits of fast block RAM

    • 90 DSP slices

    • 5 clock management tiles (CMT)

    • Dual-channel, 1 MSPS internal ADC (XADC)

  • Dual-channel High Speed USB 2.0 on-board USB interface.

    • Channel A is for device configuration and debugging (Flash programming and USB-JTAG interface)

    • Channel B provides a user-configurable USB interface between the FPGA and host for high speed data transfer.

  • 32 Mb SPI configuration / user Flash

  • Microchip MCP-3008 8-channel, 200 KSPS, 10-bit ADC

  • Microchip MCP-4812 2-channel, 225 KHz, 10-bit DAC

  • 4 Mb (512K x 8-bit) SRAM with dedicated FPGA I/O interface

  • 40 5-volt tolerant IO pins

  • 10 FPGA-direct high speed IO pins

  • 3 User LEDs

  • SMA connector and external Vref IC for Xilinx XADC.

  • Powered from USB or an external 4.5V - 5.5V power source

  • On-board Microchip LAN8720A 10/100 Ethernet PHY

  • Expansion header for Micronova RJ45 Ethernet Connector Board

  • Expansion header for ESP8266 ESP-11 WiFi Module

  • 6-pin Expansion header for JTAG interface

Convenient DIP Package

Mercury 2 has 64 round machine header pins in a familiar dual in-line package (DIP) format. No proprietary expansion connectors - just drop it right into a breadboard!

Mercury 2 is perfect for rapid prototyping, and the super tiny form-factor makes it easy to embed into a project with tight space. We've taken care of the voltage regulators, bypass capacitors and USB configuration circuitry, freeing you to focus on your actual design!

Flexible I/O

Most FPGA development boards are limited to 3.3V digital-only I/O, but we built Mercury 2 with more flexibility in mind: We've included an on-board 8-channel SPI ADC (10 bit, 200 Ksps) and SPI DAC (10-bit, 225 MHz). It also has a dedicated input for the XADC included on the Artix-7A FPGA with the ability to expand into 16 available auxiliary inputs (12 bit, 20 Msps). This makes the Mercury 2 ideal for DSP designs. It also has 40 pins of 5V-tolerant digital I/O, so you can safely interface TTL-level devices with the 3.3V Artix-7A FPGA.


If you have a Mercury 2 project that you'd like to share, let us know!