Spartan 3 FPGA Family

Multiple Domain-Optimized Platforms Spartan 3 Generation

The Spartan™ 3 Generation of FPGAs offers a choice of five platforms, each delivering a unique cost-optimized balance of programmable logic, connectivity, and dedicated hard IP for your low-cost applications.

  • Spartan 3A DSP– DSP Optimized
    • For applications where integrated DSP MACs and expanded memory are required
    • Ideal for designs requiring low cost FPGAs for signal processing applications such as military radio, surveillance cameras, medical imaging, etc.
  • Spartan 3AN – Non-volatile
    • For applications where non-volatile, system integration, security, large user flash are required
    • Ideal for space-critical or secure applications as well as low cost embedded controllers
  • Spartan 3A  –  I/O Optimized
    • For applications where I/O count and capabilities matter more than logic density
    • Ideal for bridging, differential signaling and memory interfacing applications, requiring wide or multiple interfaces and modest processing
  • Spartan 3E – Logic Optimized
    • For applications where logic densities matter more than I/O count
    • Ideal for logic integration, DSP co-processing and embedded control, requiring significant processing and narrow or few interfaces
  • Spartan 3 – For Highest Density and Pin-Count Applications 
    • For applications where both high logic density and high I/O count are important
    • Ideal for highly-integrated data-processing applications

Key Documents

Name File Size Modified Date
Extended Spartan 3A Family Overview Data Sheet 198 KB 02/02/2011
Spartan 3A DSP FPGA Family Data Sheet 2.69 MB 10/04/2010
Spartan 3AN FPGA Family Data Sheet 3.92 MB 01/09/2019
Spartan 3A FPGA Family Data Sheet 6.18 MB 12/18/2018
Spartan 3E FPGA Family Data Sheet 6.68 MB 12/14/2018
Spartan 3 FPGA Family Data Sheet 6.13 MB 06/27/2013
Spartan 3 Generation FPGA User Guide 11.28 MB 06/13/2011