by Radiona.org / Zagreb Makerspace

A powerful, open hardware ECP5 FPGA dev board

View all updates Aug 31, 2020

Almost There

by Goran Mahovlić

Hi to all!

More happy news from Intergalaktik!!! As of 28th August, our first batch—which includes 788 ULX3S boards and 200 PMOD sets—is on its way to Mouser for fulfillment. It will cover all crowdfunding orders and all current pre-orders.

ULX3S boards on their way out the door

Again, we are really sorry about all delays.

The Intergalaktik Offices

We had some bad news, but it’s already been replaced with good news. Just moments after I had worked out how to use our new pick-and-place machine to place an ECP5, its vacuum just…stopped working.

Here it was working properly:

Now, I really enjoy disassembling things to figure out why they’re not working, so I actually had mixed feelings about this. I now have a fix for the problem and some great pictures of the machine’s guts!

Pick-and-place machine internals

Pick-and-place machine mainboard

In the end, it was the large vacuum motor that had died, so I contacted Irnas, and they arranged to ship us a new one, and it’s already on its way here.

Vacuum pump placement

Vacuum pump test

One more piece of great news (at least for me) is that I will be going on holiday for the next two weeks!

Until our next update,
The Radiona team!

$139,831 raised

of $15,000 goal

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Product Choices


Expansion Boards

A set of three expansion boards for ULX3S: one dual-USB board with support for IR send and receive, one Digital Video board for GPDI input or as a second GPDI output, and one OV7670 camera connector.


ULX3S with ECP5 12F

ULX3S development board with a Lattice ECP5 (LFE5U-12F-6BG381C) FPGA. 12k LUTs and a whole lot more.


ULX3S with ECP5 85F

ULX3S development board with a Lattice ECP5 (LFE5U-85F-6BG381C) FPGA. 84k LUTs and a whole lot more.


Radiona.org / Zagreb Makerspace

Radiona.org / Zagreb Makerspace works to enhance the visibility of makers' open source culture and sustainable production, as well as to help connect all possible fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM).


Marko Zec

Goran Mahovlić

Deborah Hustic

Damir Prizmić

Marko Jovanović

Boris Vidošević

Marvin Sinister

Igor Brkić

Mato Ilijic

Zvonimir Domazet



Components and Hardware Sourcing


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