Makers and hobbyists looking for a USB development board to take the “headache out of power delivery, clocking, configuration flash, and more”. May be interested to know that the TinyFPGA BX development board equipped with the ICE40 FPGA chip is now available to purchase directly from the Adafruit online store. This board is all-in-one, with a USB bootloader so you don’t need any external programmer dongles. The ICE40 FPGA chip is supported by open source tools, so you can develop on any operating system. Adafruit explains a little more.
“Wanna dip your toes into the world of digital logic design – but a little intimidated of the complexity? You may find a friend in the TinyFPGA BX, a FPGA development board that is designed from the ground up to be easy to use. Designed for makers and hobbyists, TinyFPGA BX puts you in control and takes the headache out of power delivery, clocking, configuration flash, and more. Its small form factor fits easily on a breadboard for learning or prototyping.”
The TinyFPGA BX development board is now available to purchase directly from Adafruit priced at $38.95 and it measures 36 x 18 x 4mm in size. TinyFPGA BX features include:
– Programming interface: USB 2.0 full-speed with bootloader
– ICE40LP8K FPGA
– 7,680 four-input look-up-tables
– 128 KBit block RAM
– Phase Locked Loop
– 41 user IO pins
– 8 MBit of SPI Flash (1 MByte)
– Onboard 3.3 V (300 mA) and 1.2 V (150 mA) LDO regulators
– Low-Power 16 MHz MEMS Oscillator
– 1.3 mA power when active
– 50 ppm stability
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