I just received my Pipistrello board and it’s damn beautiful! (Unfortunately the site seems to be down sometimes; It looks like a DNS problem to me. Just try again later if the link does not work.)
On the front side, there’s the Spartan 6 LX45 FPGA (XC6SLX45-2CSG324), an FT2232H FTDI chip (one channel wired for custom use), the HDMI, USB, MicroSD and Headphone connectors, a button and six LEDs as well as a whole bunch of GPIOs.
On the bottom the DRAM chip can be found.
Shipment to Germany took less than a week (apart from being held back by customs) and in addition to a tracking number Magnus, the creator of the Pipistrello board, sent a mail regarding additional information to the board, as well as sources and example code.
The board comes pre-configured with a MicroBlaze prozessor running a Linux system that identifies itself as
Linux Pipistrello-LX45 3.6.0-11207-ga0d271c #12 Sun Dec 9 11:56:59 EST 2012 microblaze GNU/Linux. CPU and architecture information can be grabbed with
cat /proc/cpuinfo, as can be seen on the following screenshot of PuTTY.
All in all a very nice experience.