• iCEBreaker FPGA Development Board Specifically Designed for You

    Field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) are a very different to a regular microcontroller board. With a microcontroller you have control over is the software, the code that runs on the chip, but with an FPGA you start with...

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  • Arduino Jumps Into the Next Generation IoT Boards: MKR Vidor 4000 and Uno Wi-Fi Rev 2

    Amongst a flurry of announcements at Maker Faire Bay Area, Arduino has introduced an easy-to-use FPGA board and a re-boot of Uno Wi-Fi, using a new ATmega processor. MKR Vidor 4000 is the first-ever Arduino board featuring...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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  • HiFive Unleashed Expansion Board: Ready to Build Your Linux Development Workstation

    Microsemi and its board manufacturing partner Pactron have gone to Crowd Supply to launch an FPGA add-on board for SiFive’s RISC-V based HiFive Unleashed SBC. The open-spec HiFive Unleashed Expansion Board adds PCIe root port capability to SiFive’s Linux-driven SBC, letting developers add...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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  • An Open Source Frequency Meter and clock generator

      On the hardware of the controller board LED Matrix, by taking advantage of the reconfigurability of the onboard FPGA, we can build a bivalent tool that is extremely useful to have on our work bench. If...

    • Posted 11 months ago
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  • BeagleWire: Fully Open ICE40 FPGA BeagleBone Cape for the BeagleBone Black

    QWERTY Embedded Design has gone to Crowd Supply to help seek funds for its open source, Lattice iCE40HX-4k driven BeagleWire FPGA development cape for the BeagleBone Black. The cape’s relatively simple, low-end Lattice iCE40HX FPGA is a...

    • Posted 12 months ago
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  • Spiderbase: the open source baseboard for Aries MX10 COM

    The SpiderBase carrier — but not the MX10 COM — is an open hardware design, with available BOM, Gerber, and KiCAD files licensed under CERN OHL v1.2. Later this year, or in 1Q 2018, the SpiderBase will...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • LimeSDR Mini: Low-Cost, Small Size and Entirely Open Source Board

    Lime Microsystems has unveiled a size- and cost-reduced variant of the LimeSDR board that it launched last year. The LimeSDR Mini is a free and open source project that supports the company’s entirely open-source LimeSuite host-side software that supports a range...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Rolling Material Monitoring based on the Simatic IOT2020

    This project recently won the Hackster community design contest based on the SIMATIC IOT2020 industrial IoT gateway. The contest was aimed at engineers, makers and students and challenged them to come up with innovative applications and solutions based...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Chameleon96: the first FPGA-enabled and ARMv7 96Boards entry

    Linaro’s open source 96Boards spec was adopted by Arrow for the Chameleon96, the first ARMv7 96Boards entry, and the first FPGA-enabled 96Boards SBC. The SBC runs Debian Linux on a Cyclone V SE SoC from Intel PSG...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • LED MATRIX: giant & stand-alone panels

      You already had the chance to see – and we hope, to try – our modular system for RGB LED matrix displays: LED Matrix (that’s the name) is a solution based on RGB LED matrices, that...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • A FPGA controlled RGB LED MATRIX for Incredible Effects – the Software

      A dot matrix RGB LED graphic panel, managed by an FPGA-based controller board presented in a previous post that may be separately used as a demoboard. Let’s see the software and how to use it in...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • iolinker FPGA boards: Rewire and extend microcontroller IOs

      New and revolutionary breakout board aims to be the ultimate IO interface for microcontroller applications, and add unprecedented flexibility to new product designs.     The low-cost iolinker FPGA board is a preprogrammed device that solves...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • A FPGA controlled RGB LED MATRIX for Incredible Effects – the Hardware

    A dot matrix RGB LED graphic panel, managed by a FPGA-based controller board that may be separately used as a demoboard, so to evaluate the potential of the on-board Spartan 6. First installment.   In this post...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • BOAR’S Board: the ultimate board!

    Finally, the board you have always dreamt of, but have always been afraid to ask for! This development board merges three different worlds: pure OS, microcontroller, and FPGA. For the first time, the best of these three...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Powerful FPGA miniSpartan6+ is on Kickstarter

    Really cool project on kickstarter (already funded): the The As the team says “there’s a handful of similar boards on the market, but the miniSpartan6+ costs around half of what its closest competitor does”: The Spartan6 LX9 FPGA from...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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