by SecuringHardware.com

An open source FT2232H-based, multi-protocol, multi-voltage tool for hardware hacking

Nov 25, 2020

I2C & SWD mode

Through the past several updates, I shared details about the design, development, and testing of Tigard. For this update, we'll focus a bit deeper on a single feature - the SWD/I2C mode switch. Read the full update.

Nov 23, 2020

Testing Tigard

Last week, we focused on DFM considerations that went in to Tigard - this week we'll talk about testing - both the design consideration as well as the testing hardware and software. Read the full update.

Nov 13, 2020

Manufacturing Tigard

Last week, we talked about the design process and revisions of Tigard. This week, we'll share details about manufacturing - including design decisions, processes, and pitfalls. We'll finish up with a quick How-To on dumping spi flash. Read the full update for details. Read the full update.

Nov 05, 2020

[Video] The History of Tigard's Design Process

Tigard is fully funded! Our goal was only $1 for a few reasons, but we've also surpassed all the other goals we considered. For this update, I have an overview of the design process we went through for Tigard, and a quick demo of using Tigard to speak to a serial console. Read the full update.

Oct 30, 2020

Campaign is Now Live!

I've used FTDI-based I/O boards for years, but have never found the one that fit my uses *just right*. In that time, I've fine-tuned my wish list and shared it many times, but it never magically appeared. Read the full update.

$28,242 raised

of $1 goal


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One Tigard board with wiring harnesses


Tigard + Bitmagic

Combine Tigard (with wiring harnesses) with a Bitmagic Logic Analyzer for live debugging of serial protocols


Applied Physical Attacks Online Kit

Toolkit with Tigard, Bitmagic, and more - everything you need for the self-paced "Applied Physical Attacks on Embedded and IoT Systems" online course which covers the basics of hardware hacking on embedded systems. Includes access to all online lectures, labs, and supporting materials.



SecuringHardware.com offers hands-on training on hardware hacking skills geared towards security testers and product security developers.

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