This study presents experimental realizations of the HR neuron model with programmable hardware and synchronization applications. The HR neuron model exhibiting burst, spike, and chaotic dynamics has been implemented with both FPAA (Field Programmable Analog Array) and FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) devices. These devices provide flexible design possibilities such as reducing the complexity of design, real-time modification, software control and adjustment within the system. And it is also examined experimentally that how the synchronization of two HR neurons are able to achieve by using these hardware. The experimental results obtained from FPAA and FPGA based realizations agree with the numerical simulations very well.