Curious about FPGAs but not sure where to start? We’ve got you covered! We’re teaming up with Crowd Supply, OSH Park, and Mouser to give away 30 Hello FPGA kits this summer and cover prototyping costs for up to five new shield designs.
Thanks to Mouser Electronics and OSH Park for providing free parts and PCBs!
The Hello FPGA kit is a compact, entry-level platform designed for people who are getting started with FPGAs. The kit can handle complex tasks, such as image processing, signal processing and machine learning, and it can also measure the live FPGA core power consumption at the same time as running designs. For low-power applications, the Hello FPGA kit allows users to freeze the design while maintaining the I/O state using flash freeze mode.
The Hello FPGA kit is very flexible and perfect for prototyping, featuring Arduino and mikroBUS connectors, three user push buttons, five user LEDs, power indicator LEDs, an FPGA JTAG header, a PICit header, two 20-pin expansion headers, and a USB 2.0 port.
To help you get a grip on this technology, we’ve created three demos using the Hello FPGA kit:
As part of the Hello FPGA Summer Giveaway, a Microchip engineer will make a guest appearance on Crowd Supply’s Teardown Sessions livestream. We’ll dive into the world of FPGAs, step through the nuts and bolts of using and programming the Hello FPGA kit, and show off some of the above demos.
An open source stereoscopic camera based on Raspberry Pi
Open-hardware flashing tool for the Atmel ATtiny
A breadstick built for your breadboard.
Minimalist Wi-Fi Nixie Clock
Tiny, high-performance computer that runs Linux or the NuttX real-time operating system
A power-analysis and fault-injection tool you can hold in your paw
An embedded platform for combining Depth and AI, built around Myriad X
A powerful, open source, Wi-Fi enabled IoT data acquisition system
A hardware-based USB 2.0 monitor & trigger platform, controlled from Python
An Arduino clone made for breadboarding
An open source robotics and automation controller for Raspberry Pi.
Open source, programmable two-key mechanical keypad with backlighting
The best platform for open source CAN bus Arduino projects
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A versatile dev board with everything you need to design custom IoT protocols & gateways
The smallest ATmega644/1284-based boards
A single-board computer in the Adafruit Feather form factor
A portable hardware kit for experimenting with pneumatics
Portable, DIY, open hardware retro-gaming console
Your personal open hardware PCB assembly machine
Combine LED strips to create a huge display that acts as a regular video monitor.
A shield for Adafruit's Feather boards for making complex robots with ease
Six Arduino-compatible ATmega644 & ATmega1284 boards with upgraded flash, RAM, EEPROM, and high-power variants
A tiny, CircuitPython-compatible ARM Cortex-M4 module
A low-cost dev kit for Microchip's PolarFire SoC, a low-power FPGA integrated with a hardened quad core 64-bit RISC-V microprocessor subsystem
Affordable remote energy monitoring for your entire home
Open source, programmable, eight-key keypad with backlighting, underlighting, and OLED screen
The long-range LoRa® wall switch powered by coin cells and the Arduino IDE
A USB hub with per-port power and data disconnects + dev board + I²C, GPIO, and SPI bridges
A tiny, open source, Arduino-compatible ATmega1284P dev board with USB Type-C for programming and power
A secure PolarFire SoC (FPGA + RISC-V) Linux-capable SBC and SoM
An open source neurostimulator for students, researchers, and hobbyists interested in neuroscience
An affordable, high-performance current & magnetic field probe