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Gowin’s LittleBee® product family provides a compact solution for those looking for flash-based, non-volatile FPGAs with an abundance of logic resources, multiple I/O standards, embedded RAM, DSPs, PLLs, embedded security, and additional user flash.
This evaluation board (DK-START_GW1N-LV9EQ144C6I5_V2.1) uses the largest spec model of the traditional (non-expanded) LittleBee FPGAs, the GW1N-9, with 8,640 LUT4 and 6,480 flip-flops. This model includes additional shadow SRAM at 17,280 bits of capacity, 468 kb block SRAM, 608 kb flash, and a maximum of 276 I/Os. As with others in the range, the GW1N-9 has the same characteristics of low power consumption, instant-start, low cost, non-volatility, high security, convenient and flexible usage, etc., which can effectively reduce the learning cost and help users to quickly integrate such devices. This development board offers abundant external interfaces, including MIPI/LVDS interfaces, GPIO interfaces, etc. There are also sliding switches, button switches, and other resources for developers to use.
A development board for this device is also available for audio applications.
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