SYZYGY Brain-1

by Opal Kelly

An open, modular ARM + FPGA development platform featuring the new SYZYGY standard for high-performance peripherals

View all updates Feb 07, 2018

Shipping

We’ve been quiet lately, but not idle. Everything is in place for us to begin shipping this week! Please take a moment to check your shipping address through your Crowd Supply account and change it if necessary. Any changes should be submitted in the next 48 hours. You should receive a shipping confirmation email with a tracking number from Crowd Supply once your order has shipped.

We’ve published a few resources that will be helpful to those of you receiving Brain-1s. Here’s our primary SYZYGY Brain-1 Documentation including a brief Quick Start Guide. On the main documentation page, there are additional references.

The SYZYGY FPGA GitHub organization includes source code for a couple tools installed on the Brain-1, a filesystem container that includes the Brain-1’s website, source code for the SYZYGY peripheral firmware that runs on the Atmel parts on the peripherals, a u-boot fork with Brain-1-specific patches, and more. Expect to see more source code releases over the next week.


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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

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.


Jake Janovetz


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