SYZYGY Brain-1

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Jan 12, 2018

Crowdfunding Complete

The Brain-1 crowdfunding campaign ended earlier this week. Thank you to all of our backers for supporting this project!

If you are interested in the project and missed out on the initial campaign offering, the Brain-1 and Pods are still available for pre-order on Crowd Supply. They will also be available through the Opal Kelly online store in the coming weeks.

Brain-1 Production Update

The initial production run of assembled Brain-1 and Pod boards have arrived!

The boards still need to go through our production testing suite before shipment to Crowd Supply for fullfillment. Everything appears to be on track to meet our shipping goal of early February.

Podcast Feature

The Brain-1 and SYZYGY standard were recently featured on the EE Journal Fish Fry Podcast. The host of the show, Amelia Dalton, interviews Jake Janovetz, the president of Opal Kelly. They discuss the Brain-1, the SYZYGY standard, and the crowdfunding campaign.

Stay tuned to these updates as we will have more to share in the coming weeks!

$4,845 raised

of $1 goal

Funded!
No Longer Available

Jan 09 2018

funded on

484,500%

funded

38

pledges

Product Choices

$350

Brain-1

Your gateway to high-powered modular FPGA excitement! Thanks for your support! Includes the Brain-1, an 8 GB microSD card, and 12 V, 3 A power supply.


$40

Pmod POD

The POD-PMOD4 module allows you to attach up to four Digilent™ Pmod peripherals to a single SYZYGY Standard port, making dozens of existing Pmod peripherals available to your project!


$100

DAC POD

POD-DAC-AD9116 is a 2-channel, 125 MSPS, 12-bit DAC (Analog Devices AD9116) as a SYZYGY Standard peripheral. The factory default output stage is transformer-isolated ac-coupled 50 Ω to SMA outputs but can be modified with some resistor swaps to an op-amp driver (ADA4857) for higher-impedance loads for lower-frequency reach.


$120

ADC POD

POD-ADC-LTC2264-12 provides dual 40 MSPS, 12-bit ADC (Linear Technology LTC2264-12) SYZYGY Standard peripheral with transformer-isolated 50 Ω SMA inputs.


$150

Camera POD

POD-CAMERA has 3.4 megapixel 1/3 inch color CMOS image sensor (ON Semiconductor AR0330CM1C00SHAA0) that can capture full HD at 60 fps or reduced frame images at up to 215 fps over the HiSPI data interface. The camera comes with a plastic lens mount and high quality glass lens. This is a SYZYGY Standard peripheral.


$70

Dual SFP+ POD

The POD-DUALSFP peripheral attaches to a SYZYGY Transceiver port and you can populate one or both cages with any module compatible with the Xilinx gigabit transceivers. Price does not include any transceiver modules. A fiber optic SFP module we have used successfully with Xilinx Aurora is the Finisar FTLF8524P2BNV which is available from Digi-Key, Mouser, Arrow, and Avnet.


$30

6" SYZYGY Standard Cable

One CABLE-STD-6INCH 6 inch SYZYGY Standard cable to extend the reach of your peripheral to PODs or your own board. These are high quality Samtec cables that are also available direct from Samtec with part number: EQCD-020-6.00-TBL-STL-1-B


$60

6" SYZYGY Transceiver Cable

One CABLE-XCVR-6INCH 6 inch SYZYGY Transceiver cable to extend the reach of your peripheralto PODs or your own board. These are high quality Samtec cables that are also available direct from Samtec with part number: HQDP-020-6.00-TBL-STL-1-B

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Credits

Opal Kelly

Founded in 2004, Opal Kelly offers a range of powerful, off-the-shelf, USB-based FPGA modules, including the easy-to-use Opal Kelly FrontPanel™ software interface and robust API. Opal Kelly products provide the essential device-to-computer interconnect for efficient and fast product prototyping, testing, development, and OEM integration.


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