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Want to learn about FPGAs, but don’t know where to start? You’re in the right place! AMD, in partnership with Crowd Supply and other partners, is pleased to welcome you to the AMD FPGA Playground, where we’ll showcase Crowd Supply projects built on AMD FPGAs and hold giveaways, workshops, livestreams, and other events around the latest FPGA technologies and tools.

Are you building something amazing with an AMD FPGA?

If so, you may be eligible to join the AMD FPGA Playground and enjoy these benefits:

To be eligible, your project must uniquely showcase AMD technology and pass the usual vetting process applied to all Crowd Supply projects. Eligibility is determined on a case-by-case basis and solely at the discretion of AMD and Crowd Supply. To get started, submit your Crowd Supply project proposal and mention your interest in participating in the AMD FPGA Playground.

Livestreams & Giveaways

In these episodes of The Teardown Sessions, we take a deeper dive into some of the Crowd Supply projects using AMD FPGAs, and give away some great dev kits and swag to boot. Subscribe to The FPGA Playground for a chance to win the next giveaway!

Lime Microsystems with Dr. Ebrahim Busheri

Thunderscope with Aleksa Bjelogrlic

ChipWhisperer-Husky with Colin O’Flynn

Snickerdoodle with Ryan Cousins

Projects Powered by AMD

Many Crowd Supply projects depend on the quality and functionality of AMD FPGA parts. Below are some examples sorted by product family. There is also a more complete listing.

Artix-7 FPGA Family

Zynq-7000 ARM + FPGA SoC Family

Spartan FPGA Family

Jun 22, 2024

Unleashing the Power of uSDR: Native Apps, Web Platforms, and Beyond with M.2 SDR

Join us for an insightful workshop exploring the capabilities of ultra-small form factor software-defined radios (uSDRs) and the powerful Web Platform for SDR (WSDR.IO) that streamlines usability.
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Jun 21, 2024

Making E-Ink Go Fast

In this session, Wenting Zhang will go through the design of the Caster project which enables high refresh rate and low latency display on off-the-shelf E-Ink screen panels. Caster is an open-source low-latency electrophoretics display (like E-Ink) controller design, offering support for wide range of screens, flexible screen update control, and multiple dithering options.
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Jun 21, 2024

Modos: Fast E-Ink in Action

This demo complements Wenting Zhang's talk, 'Making E-Ink Go Fast,' and showcases the Modos Paper Monitor and Development Kit, which will soon be available in Crowd Supply. Experience the high refresh rate and low latency made possible by Caster, an open-source low-latency electrophoretic display controller design. Test the display by writing notes, reading documents, surfing the web, watching videos, and seeing how it performs in everyday applications and other possible use cases.
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Jun 21, 2024

Teardown 2024

Hacking, discovering, and sharing hardware
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Jun 21, 2024

Wavelet Lab: Cutting-Edge SDR Technology

Cutting-edge SDR technology from the Wavelet Lab team
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Jun 23, 2023

Open Sourcing the Secrets of Oscilloscope Design

Learn from five years of mistakes, bodges, and revisions in the design of ThunderScope, a new type of oscilloscope that’s fast, flexible, and completely open!
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Jun 23, 2023

Making a Software-Defined Radio That Just Works: WSDR + uSDR

Simplify SDR software setup with uSDR, a straightforward hardware solution that operates directly in a web browser using WebUSB technology, effectively eliminating the hassles of app installation, compatibility issues, and complex configurations.
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Jun 23, 2023

WSDR and uSDR Showcases

WSDR is a software-defined radio hardware platform designed for developing, prototyping, and learning by leveraging a web-based approach. Wavelet Lab will demonstrate uSDR with different types of adapters and WSDR applications.
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Jun 23, 2023

Teardown 2023

A conference for hacking, discovering, and sharing hardware
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