I am currently working on refurbishing an existing programming bench using the Nexys Video™ FPGA Board Development Kit. Requirements for the test station require that I must use direct Tx/Rx RS232 data communication to the Artix-7 FPGA without the use of the FTDI FT232R USB-UART bridgeUART/Serial Converter Interface as described in the user manual.
This used to be achieved with a now obselete Spartan-6 FPGA development board that provided a direct RS232 Serial Port on board. I cannot recall the exact model # for the retired board.
Is there any way I can input RS232 data directly into the Nexys Video FPGA Dev Kit without the use of a USB/UART Bridge?