Polmaddie 1

Polmaddie 1

Board Features


PM1-128C (XC2C128-7TQG144C) available now.


The following prices include our Prog2 Parallel Port programming cable. Our USB based Prog3 is also available at extra cost.

1 off – GPB£40

5 pack – GPB£175

10 pack – GPB£300

50 pack – GPB£1250

For 100, 250, 500 and 1000 off packs contact us for pack pricing.

For pricing in US Dollars and Euros please see our currency conversion page.


XilinxTM CoolrunnerTM-II CPLD XC2C128-7TQG144C. Options available on XC2C256-7TQG144C.


Four sets of red, amber and green LEDs for traffic light labs and other applications. Also a power on LED.


2 push button switches.

USB Interface

One FT232RQ based interface. With driver appears as a serial port to use with HyperTerminal etc.. Board can be powered from the USB cable alone. When connected to a host PC or laptop a 48Mhz clock is available from the FT232RQ. This can also be configured using software available from FTDITM

I/O Headers

Three headers each supporting 20 I/O plus 3.3V and Gnd (0V). IDC headers facilitating use of ribbon cable. All 3 headers aligned on 0.1 inch / 2.54mm grid allowing mounting into strip-board and other prototype systems.

Oscillator Socket

Oscillator socket supporting 3.3V oscillators in 8 pin DIL (half size) format. FT232 USB chip can also provide clock if suitably programmed.


ISETM WebpackTM software is a free development tool suite from XilinxTM for CPLD + FPGA design development. More details http://www.xilinx.com/products/design_resources/design_tool/index.htm.

OEM Boards

Custom versions of Polmaddie1 can be provided for extra NRE charge and unit cost. Please contact our boardsales for a quote.

Taxes and Duties

For the UK we will apply 20% VAT to goods and courier charges.

For non-UK EEC countries we will apply 20% VAT to goods and courier charges unless you can supply a VAT number, with registration details, that we can verify. If we can not fully verify your VAT details then VAT will be applied at 20%. The application of zero rate VAT to a shipment will be at our discretion under advice from UK Customs and Excise. If items are shipped at zero rate VAT you will responsible for accounting for VAT to your local authorities. No other duties or taxes should apply to products shipped to the EEC countries.

USA – We believe that Polmaddie1 will not attract duty or MFP (manufactured foreign product) fee of US $2 for a single board. The postal service or courier may charge handling if there is a collection of such a fee. This is our understanding of the rules but you should make you own enquires to confirm this. Please give us feedback if you can confirm or add to this understanding.

For other countries duties and taxes do vary. Applying duties and taxes may be collected by the courier, or postal service, from you upon delivery. Please check with your local authorities if you are unsure of rates. We will add more information as we find it out on other countries.

Derivative, Turnkey Designs and Licensing

We are happy to offer derivative designs of Polmaddie1, or expansion modules, to customers with special requirements. We can also license this board, or a derivative, for your own manufacture. Please ask for a quote if you are interested in these services or products.

Polmaddie2 and Polmaddie3 offer a similar feature set to Polmaddie1 but with differing CPLD or FPGA technology.