Developer and designer Matthew Zamora has taken to Kickstarter this week to launch his new FPGA breakout board for beginners, called Fipsy. Available to back via Kickstarter with early bird pledges available from just $10 or £7 the Fipsy development board offers an affordable FPGA which would normally cost closer to $60. Designed specifically for beginners the FPGA, or Field Programmable Gate Arrays allow a designer to program logic circuits at the hardware level, on the fly at a more affordable price point. Watch the demonstration video below to learn more.
Using this method can greatly speed up the prototyping processing or allow for massively parallel operations, explains Matthew. FGPAs are described as a system designers ‘magical black bag’, in that they can be dynamically reconfigured to do any arbitrary type of digital processing.
Features of the Fipsy FPGA board include a very low price point for an introductory FPGA board, excellent for rapid prototyping, breadboard-compatible design, only uses free or open source design tools and is supported by numerous examples and guides from a DIY community.
For more information, full specifications and a list of all available pledges jump over to the Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign page by following the link below.
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