Development System Equipment Rental (Including FPGA Boards)

The Development Systems Equipment Rental Pool makes resources such as FPGA boards available to researchers for limited periods up to 6 months for development and demonstration in their home laboratories.

If you wish to arrange an equipment loan, start with the Development Systems Booking Request Form. If you have any questions or would like to offer feedback, please email Hugh Pollitt-Smith at

To arrange loan of test equipment, visit the Equipment Rental page.

Pool Equipment

Development Board
Quantity in Pool (subject to availability)
Xilinx ML605
4 Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA
Xilinx ZCU102
9 Xilinx Zynq Ultrascale+ MPSoC device with quad-core ARM APU, dual-core ARM real-time, ARM GPU, FPGA

Terms and Fees

  • Researchers with a Designer or Prototyping Subscription can benefit from a 6-month free access period on Development System equipment borrowed from the Equipment Pool.
  • If a loan is to be extended beyond the initial period, a rental price of $50/month may apply.
  • All users will be charged full replacement cost for parts or equipment lost or damaged through misuse.

If you have any questions on getting these items or general questions on the Equipment Pool arrangements, contact Hugh Pollitt-Smith ( or