MicroZed Chronicles: Spartan-6 FPGA Migration Summary

May 13, 2022

Editor’s Note: This content is republished from the MicroZed Chronicles, with permission from the author.


Over the last few months, we have explored how to migrate from Spartan-6 FPGAs to 7 series and beyond in order to help developers with Spartan-6 availability challenges. While these devices are still constrained, they definitely offer better availability.  

Of course, this requires the migration of the device and also the design of the circuit board and potentially an update of the additional components like DDR memories etc., to address additional obsolesce problems.

I have published two white papers, five blogs, and one webinar to help developers with migration challenges. In this blog, I am going to summarize the resources created.   


If you are considering migration from Spartan-6 FPGA, I recommend talking to your Xilinx contact because they have an allocation of 7 series devices to support prototyping of the migration solution.

If you are facing the migration challenge, hopefully the links and resources in this blog will aid in your success!