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GOWIN Semiconductor DK_START_GW2A-LV18PG256C8I7_V2.0 Development Kit is configured to evaluate the operation of the Arora Series GW2A-LV18PG256 FPGA. The GW2A FPGAs offer a range of comprehensive features and rich internal resources, including high-performance DSP resources, a high-speed LVDS interface, and abundant BSRAM memory resources.


The GOWIN DK_START_GW2A-LV18PG256C8I7_V2.0 Development Kit includes a DDR3 chip with 2Gbit storage space, 16-bit data bus width, and high data speed of 1600MT/s. The two Gigabit Ethernet interfaces support 10M, 100M, and 1000M Ethernet communication. The Board offers a wide array of peripheral interfaces, including LVDS, an SD card slot, and GPIO.



  • FPGA device
    • GW2A-LV18PG256C8/I7
    • Max. user I/O 207
  • Download and Boot
    • Integrates the download module; can be downloaded with the USB Mini B cable
    • External Flash boot
    • The blue DONE light is on after loading
  • Power
    • External 5V 2A Power supply
  • The blue POWER light is on after power on
    • The development board generates 3.3V, 2.5V, 1.5V, 1.2V, 1.0V, and 0.75V (required by DDR3)
  • Clock system
    • 50MHz crystal oscillator Input
    • External signals input
  • Memory device
    • 2Gbit DDR3 SDRAM
    • 64Mbit FLASH
  • Ethernet interface
    • Two Ethernet interfaces
    • Supports 10M/100M/1000M
    • RJ45 connector with built-in transformer
  • LVDS interfaces
    • One LVDS interface for receiving, including five pairs of differential signals
    • One LVDS interface for sending, including five pairs of differential signals
    • The receiving/sending functions can be modified by changing the resistance
  • SD card slot
    • Eight contacts, push-push type
    • Card detection
  • Extension interface
    • 20PIN double row pins, including 16 GPIO, one I/O Bank voltage (can be adjusted as 3.3V, 2.5V, 1.2V), one 3.3V voltage, one 5V voltage, and two ground pins
    • 30PIN double row pins, including 24 GPIO, one 2.5V I/O Bank voltage, one 3.3V voltage, one 5V voltage, and three ground pins
  • Debugging module
    • Four keys
    • Four switches
    • Four blue LEDs



  • DK_START_GW2A-LV18PG256C8I7_V2.0
  • 5V power (I100-240V~50/60Hz 0.5A Input, DC 5V 2A Output)
  • USB Mini B cable
  • Quick start



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User Guide DK_START_GW2A-LV18PG256C8I7_V2.0 User Guide Download
Schematic DK_START_GW2A-LV18PG256C8I7_V2.0 SCH Download