Electronic enthusiasts may be interested in a new BeagleBone Cape in the form of BeagleWire, which takes the form of a completely FPGA development board. But unlike most FPGA development boards, the BeagleWire’s hardware, software, and FPGA toolchain are completely open source and based on the Lattice iCE40HX FPGA.
The BeagleWire board can be easily expanded by adding external modules, such as modules for high speed data acquisition, software-defined radio, or advanced control applications. Watch the demonstration video below for a quick overview of what you can expect from the BeagleWire development board which is currently available to back via the Crowd Supply crowdfunding website.
Using BeagleWire and common connectors like Pmod and Grove makes it possible to connect various external modules which are widely available, making prototyping new digital designs even easier. Being open source all of BeagleWire’s schematics, software, and examples are available tom all. Allowing developers, makers and hobbyists use them as they like and share them with others.
For more details, full specifications and a full list of all available pledges jump over to the Crowd Supply website where the BeagleWire open source development board is now available to back with pledges starting from $75.