Kryptor FPGA

by Skudo OÜ

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

View all updates Dec 10, 2020

Kryptor 1.4 Is Out Of The Factory

by Piret Uustal

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.

As mentioned in the previous post there are several changes we made on the board. The size is now much smaller (22.8 x 31.2 mm, saving about 4 mm in length), it is built in 4 layers (with larger ground planes) instead of 2, we have added castellated pads on both sides of the board and implemented a completely new JTAG mechanism. The benefits of all those changes are explained in depth in our previous post.

The new JTAG custom connectors are yet to arrive from our factory in Italy, hence we are still waiting to test the new PCB and verify the new connectivity (electrical and mechanical) with it. The new connector will also be needed to install our HSM softcores into the FPGA chip of the new board.

We are now also in the conditions to run the EMC tests needed for the CE marking/certification which will be done after the campaign closes and before sending Kryptor out to our customers.

At the same time we are working on several in-depth tutorials that would allow our customers to easily use Kryptor in diverse projects and use cases. We are excited to put all this material together for you by the time Kryptor will be ready to be released for the public.

To engage with you directly, we welcome you to join us on our Telegram group or Twitter account @SkudoTech

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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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