UltraMiner FPGA

Affordable 16 nm Xilinx FPGA dev board for crypto mining and other high performance applications

Dec 17, 2019

Our Campaign Has Reached its End

We'd like to thank all of the backers who have supported our campaign and everyone else who has given us sincere feedback about UltraMiner. Unfortunately, at the end of the day, we did not meet our campaign goal. And because we are up against a minimum order quantity, I am sorry to say that we will not be able to produce and deliver UltraMiner FPGA at this time. We've learned a lot, however, and we remain committed to the project. So stay in touch! Read the full update.

Dec 09, 2019

Future Algorithms & Final Prototype

The list of supported cryptocurrency algorithms shown on the campaign page – and highlighted in recent demonstrations – is far from complete. Based on our evaluation, there are hundreds of additional algorithms that are compatible with UltraMiner hardware. This update lists a small subset of those algorithms. It also describes various new features of our updated design, which will soon be scheduled for a small prototype run. Read the full update.

Dec 02, 2019

Driving Multiple Miners & Using Our Integrated Board Utility Library

This update covers the use of multiple UltraMiner FPGAs with a single host and introduces our shared board utility library. Read the full update.

Nov 21, 2019

A Single USB Connection for Everything

In this update, we will take a look at how our host software dynamically updates the clock frequency of the hashing core in a cryptocurrency algorithm, as well as the FPGA core voltage level, to achieve performance gains and to improve power efficiency. All without a JTAG programmer. Read the full update.

Nov 15, 2019

PCIe and GPIO Design Work for the Developer Edition

Our team is hard at work adding features to the UltraMiner FPGA Developer Edition. We have routed TX and RX lanes for PCIe and improved GPIO performance by switching to a tighter pitch connector. Read the full update.

Nov 13, 2019

Sortware Ported & New Mining Algorithm Developed

We have completed porting our host software and utility toolset to the embedded linux environment, and it all runs on a Raspberri Pi Zero. We've also developed an algorithm for Skein2 and used it to mine Woodcoin. Read the full update.

Nov 05, 2019

Design Progress, Prototyping, and Feedback

Our campaign has had an amazing first week, and we are already approaching 15% of our campaign goal. Thank you! In this update, we discuss our progress on the Developer Edition, an upcoming prototype run, and how you can help us by providing feedback. Read the full update.

Oct 30, 2019

Our Campaign is Live!

After many months of development and a long wait, we are thrilled to announce the launch of our Crowd Supply campaign! UltraMiner is the first affordable, open-source FPGA development board powered by the latest Xilinx Kintex UltraScale+ FPGA. It ships with open-source cryptocurrency mining software, including pre-compiled bitstream files that work out-of-the-box with many popular cryptocurrencies. We also offer a Developer Version of the board – with PCIe support and additional IOs – that is perfect for prototyping high performance designs related to cryptography, software-defined radio, and machine learning. Read the full update.

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