Kryptor FPGA

by Skudo OÜ

A one-chip hardware security module (HSM) and MAX10 FPGA dev board

Sep 22, 2021

Working With Arduino

As we have demonstrated through many of our tutorials in the last five weeks, our SKUDO Kryptor board can be easily used with Raspberry Pi boards. This week we will show you how to use SKUDO Kryptor with an Arduino Nano. Read the full update.

Sep 15, 2021

Sending Encrypted Data via GPRS & SMS

Time is moving quickly, and we have only about two weeks left to reach our funding goal! We are getting close to the end of the SKUDO Kryptor campaign, but you still have time to take advantage of our unique crowdfunding offer and receive a completely free HSM softcore with each purchase of a SKUDO Kryptor FPGA board. This offer is available only to those who back our campaign by September 28th. This update introduces a tutorial that walks through the process of using SKUDO Kryptor to send encrypted messages via GPRS. It also invites questions and feedback from the community, clarifies our open-source status, and reiterates our vision for SKUDO Kryptor. Read the full update.

Sep 07, 2021

Encrypted Audio Streaming with SKUDO Kryptor HSM/FPGA

We are always very excited to put Kryptor to work on diverse use cases. This time we have been busy streaming encrypted audio files using Kryptor HSM FPGA, so you could use Kryptor for sending encrypted voice messages or any other audio file that needs protection. Read the full update.

Aug 31, 2021

How to encrypt data with SKUDO Kryptor HSM

We have prepared a step-by-step tutorial to familiarize you with some simple but strong encryption procedures and to demonstrate how to connect the Kryptor HSM FPGA to a Raspberry Pi and exchange encrypted sensor data between two Raspberry Pi’s. Read the full update.

Aug 25, 2021

Programming SKUDO Kryptor With Our Custom JTAG Adapter

This week, we are sharing more in-depth information about our unique JTAG adapter, which you can purchase during our campaign. Read the full update.

Aug 17, 2021

Our Campaign Is Now Live on Crowd Supply!

We are extremely excited to finally bring our encryption solution, originally built for professional usage in diverse niche markets (such as the space and drone industries) to a wider audience, including IoT developers and maker communities. Our solution is entirely made in Europe and, as you will know if you've been following our recent updates, has been tested and used by the European Space Agency (ESA). Hence, what you are getting when purchasing SKUDO Kryptor is a solid, well-tested, easy-to-use, plug-and-play module that takes advantage of our verifiable HSM soft-core – an entire Hardware Security Module, with the ability to perform various encryption functions, within a single FPGA chip. Read the full update.

Aug 05, 2021

We're Almost Ready to Launch our Campaign!

First of all, we'd like to share our most important news: the SKUDO Kryptor campaign is going live in about two weeks! You will be able to reserve your boards starting on August 17th. This update also includes information about our recent Kryptor-related work for the European Space Agency and about the new design for our JTAG adapter. Read the full update.

Dec 10, 2020

Kryptor 1.4 Is Out Of The Factory

We are happy to announce that our new updated Kryptor 1.4 is now out of the factory and things are moving ahead fast. The board has been produced in Belgium and we are very satisfied with the results. Read the full update.

Sep 29, 2020

Updated Kryptor board v1.4

Time has been flying since our previous post, but we are ready to share some really good news with you. In our last post, we mentioned some of the changes we planned to make on the Kryptor board. We are happy to say we have accomplished all of that and much more. Read on to see how the new improvements will benefit you. Read the full update.

Apr 29, 2020

Progress Update & Tutorial Videos

To keep everyone current with the project's progress, we have written this quick update. It covers what we have been working on since our last post, in addition to getting ready to launch our Kryptor product on Crowd Supply. Read the full update.

$14,494 raised

of $13,000 goal

111% Funded!

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SKUDO Kryptor FPGA Board

One SKUDO Kryptor FPGA board, one voucher for a free Skudo HSM softcore download, one BB-170 Solderless Plug-In Breadboard, and six male/female 10 cm jumper wires.


Two-Pack of SKUDO Kryptor FPGA Boards

Two SKUDO Kryptor FPGA boards, two vouchers for a free Skudo HSM softcore download, two BB-170 Solderless Plug-In Breadboards, and 12 male/female 10 cm jumper wires.


SKUDO Kryptor JTAG adapter

Adapter with pogo pins that connects a USB Blaster to the SKUDO Kryptor FPGA board to reprogram it using its JTAG interface.


USB Blaster

An FPGA programmer that you can use to reprogram Skudo Kryptor through its JTAG interface.


Skudo OÜ

Skudo is an European company offering deep-tech cybersecurity and hardware based encryption for high level niche markets (space, critical infrastructure, IoT etc.) We realized that for guaranteeing the highest level of security that these fields require, the hardware encryption is a must, but the commercial hardware encryption solutions available on the market did not match our clients needs. Hence, we decided to build it ourselves.

Stefano Alberico

Piret Uustal



PCB fabrication & assembly

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