Spartan-3 Resource Center


The Spartan-3 is retired and no longer for sale in our store.

Welcome to the resource center for the Spartan-3!

Here you will find all the reference materials that Digilent has created for this board, as well as links to any external content we have tracked down. Since this product is retired, documentation and support may be limited.


  • SchematicPDF
  • User GuidePDF
    • Technical description of the Spartan-3 and all of its features.
  • Sell SheetPDF

Demonstration Projects

  • Spartan-3 Starter Kit Board Verification – zip file
  • Alarm clock reference design for S3 board – zip file
  • MicroBlaze reference design for S3 board – zip file
  • BRAM Configuration reference design – zip file
  • PS2 Mouse Control reference component – zip file
  • PS2 Mouse Displayer reference component – zip file
  • RS232 interface reference component – zip file
  • Pulse-width modulation reference component – zip file
  • RS232 example reference design – zip file
  • VGA controller reference design – zip file
  • Adept I/O expansion reference design – zip file