The transition to FPGA-based DSP hardware from DSP processors can involve acquiring a new set of design skills and a new understanding of hardware. For developers new to FPGAs or to DSP, this change can become a significant undertaking, which adds risk to design schedules. This white paper shows how the Spartan-6 and Virtex-6 FPGA DSP kits are designed to ease FPGA adoption and enable algorithm and hardware developers to quickly begin developing DSP applications on Xilinx devices.