With the Artix-7 50T FPGA Evaluation Kit, engineers can evaluate the small form factor of Artix-7 field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) for high-volume applications in industrial control, test-and-measurement, medical, and communications markets. The cost-sensitive Artix-7 FPGA features half the power consumption and twice the performance and logic capacity compared to previous generations of the device. The kit comes with an Artix-7 50T FPGA board, which incorporates the interfaces and functions to support most prototyping needs. The board includes the Artix-7 XC7A50T-1FTG256C FPGA, 256 Mbytes of DDR3 SDRAM, 32 Mbytes of QSPI flash, dual 10/100 Ethernet PHYs, a USB-UART port, on-board JTAG programming port, and six Digilent-compatible Pmod expansion ports. Example reference designs, available through the Avnet Design Resource Center, support the MicroBlaze soft processor and industrial Ethernet.