Added Kicad expansion template

A project log for Spartan Mini

A flexible, simple, yet powerful FPGA development board.

jon-thomassonJon Thomasson 04/24/2017 at 02:040 Comments

To facilitate the easy creation of shields, I created a Kicad template project with the board outline and gpio connectors in place. The project can be found here. To use it all you need to do is copy the spartanmini-shield folder into the template directory of your Kicad install. After that you can create a new template project in Kicad by going to File > New Project > New Project from Template. In the dialog box that appears select the folder that you want to contain the project and click the Select Folder button. Next you should see a screen similar to this:

Select the Spartan Mini icon from the list of templates. You should see a brief description of the board as well as an image of what the board looks like. Click OK. The template file will then be copied over to the containing folder that you specified. From there you can just open up the project and modify it to suit your needs. Here is what the blank board will look like: