Meet the Alchitry Ft Element Board! Alchitry Elements are expansion boards similar to Arduino shields or Raspberry Pi HATs that work with your Au and Au+ FPGA Development Boards. The Ft Element is equipped with four 50-pin board to board connectors on the underside and top of the board that snap to the Alchitry Au and Au(+) boards. It also adds a USB 3.0 200MB/s high speed interface to your Alchitry board stack via the USB-C connector.
Please note that this board is only functional with the higher end Au & Au+ FPGA Dev boards that feature the Xilinx Artix 7.
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If it requires power, you need to know how much, what all the pins do, and how to hook it up. You may need to reference datasheets, schematics, and know the ins and outs of electronics.
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Some of the "elements" of the descriptions/features were a "bit" confusing to me until I looked at the schematics and saw that the board used an FTDI FT600Q - USB 3.0 to FIFO Bridge: Description "a USB 3.0 200MB/s high speed interface"; Features, "a USB 3.0 200MB/s high speed interface" vs. "200 Mbps* ~ 191 Mbaud*"; Video, "USB 3.0 200MB/s (mega bytes per second) high speed interface". Were you talking about bytes per second or bits per second and what USB standard transfer rate (High Speed/SuperSpeed/etc.)?
The FT600Q: Supports USB 3.0 Super Speed (5Gbps)/USB2.0 High Speed (480Mbps)/USB 2.0 Full Speed (12Mbps) Control/Bulk/Interrupt transfers with 16 kilobytes of buffer(s) and a 16-bit 100MHz parallel FIFO bus. (16-bit * 100MHz = 1600Mbps = 200MB/s) https://www.ftdichip.com/Support/Documents/DataSheets/ICs/DS_FT600Q-FT601Q%20IC%20Datasheet.pdf