An FPGA board that fits inside your USB port

Mar 18, 2021

Introducing Qomu

First, there was Tomu. Then, came Fomu. Now, there is Qomu, which sits between the two on the CPU-FPGA spectrum. Read the full update.

Jan 10, 2020

PCBs Are Here!

Good news! The new PCB vendor has succeeded in producing enough PCBs to allow us to run production, and as a result Fomu is now at the Crowd Supply fulfillment facility and will begin shipping next week. As soon as your order ships, you will receive an email with tracking number. Read the full update.

Nov 26, 2019

Moving PCB Vendors

Hi backers. In the last update, we said that the PCB vendor we were using was having a lot of trouble producing reliable circuit boards for us, and that we may be forced to switch PCB vendors. In the end, we made the switch, and we're still waiting on new, working PCBs. Read on to find out more about our experience so far. Read the full update.

Oct 24, 2019

Fomu Production Delay

Hello Fomu backers! You may have noticed that the shipping date on the Crowd Supply website has been slowly slipping. This is because of a manufacturing delay, and today I would like to share with you the reason behind this delay and what we're doing to fix it. It all has to do with the manufacturing of the actual printed circuit board, which is a complex beast. We have a solution to this problem now, so read on to find out more! Read the full update.

Aug 29, 2019

Fomu Goes to Camp

Last week, thousands turned up to the German forest to take part in CCCamp -- the camping version of Chaos Communication Congress that happens every four years. Fomu was there, and both Tim and Sean gave workshops on Fomu, as well as a presentation discussing the genesis behind the project. Read on to find out more! Read the full update.

Aug 07, 2019

First Batch Shipping from Factory

The first batch of Fomus have begun to make their way to Crowd Supply in Portland. Once they get there, Crowd Supply can begin sending out Fomu boards to each of the backers. We're still waiting on the next batch, which we expect to be complete in late August, but we're happy that the first few hundred units have started their journey to get to you. Read the full update.

Jul 16, 2019

Finishing Touches

We've updated the plastic case, loaded Foboot v1.8.6 onto production units, and started work on what will become the Fomu software stack. We're not shipping yet, but we hope to be very soon! Read the full update.

Jun 29, 2019

Teardown and Delay

Hi everyone. We have good news, and we have bad news. The bad news is that Fomu will be delayed a couple of weeks due to some PCB manufacturing issues. The good news is that this gave us more time to hold a Fomu workshop at Teardown, which gave us a lot of interesting feedback, including one particular catastrophic bug that we managed to fix due to the production delay. Read on to find out more! Read the full update.

Jun 07, 2019

Mass Production and Teardown

We went to China last week to help begin mass production ("MP"). Additionally, later this month Fomu is once more returning to Portland to attend Teardown. Read the full update.

May 02, 2019

Software Debugging Latchup

Happy May to all Fomu backers. In this update, we'll talk about all of the amazing progress being made to bring Fomu to you. There has been a lot of progress on the software side, and we implemented a debugging mode that we think you'll really like. Finally, if you're in the Portland, OR, USA area this weekend, stop by and say hello! Read the full update.

Apr 01, 2019

Design is Locked In

Hi Backers! We've been hard at work producing both hardware and software so that we can bring you your USB-port-sized FPGAs. There's been a lot of progress, as well as a few setbacks, and now everything is in place to begin the final phase of production. Read on to find out more! Read the full update.

Feb 18, 2019

Fomu EVT Board Shipping

Greetings backers! With the crowdfunding portion of the campaign over, it's time for us to work on the Fomu firmware. We're using EVT boards for development, and the final revision of the EVT hardware just came in. Read the full update.

Feb 04, 2019

Conclusion of the Fomu Campaign

Hi backers! Thank you once again for helping us make Fomu happen. Because of your support us, we can begin work on producing USB-port-sized FPGA boards. And we'll be sure to update you as we make progress on the project. Read the full update.

Jan 28, 2019

Less Than One Week to Go!

Hello backers! There is less than one week to go on the Fomu campaign, and you've already helped us to break the $20,000 barrier. Thank you to all for supporting us. Last week Sean and Tim both gave talks at 2019 in Christchurch, and the videos for both presentations are now available. Read on to find out more, and to watch the talks. Read the full update.

Jan 21, 2019

Fomu at 2019 This Week

Hi backers! As mentioned in the last update, Sean and Tim are at 2019 this week in Christchurch, NZ. Both uf us are giving talks, and we'll post links to recordings and slides afterwards. Sean is giving a talk on the Tomu plastic case, including how it will be adapted for Fomu. Tim is giving a talk on Symbiflow and the open source FPGA toolchain that powers Fomu development. Read on to find out more! Read the full update.

Jan 15, 2019

Fomu's Open Source Community is Awesome

Hello everyone! In this update I'd like to highlight some of the really cool projects people are already doing with Fomu. With just under three weeks to go until the Fomu crowdfunding campaign officially ends, people have started to play with some prerelease "hacker" editions of the board, and are coming up with some pretty cool designs. Read on to find some of the highlights. Also, remember that Fomu prices will go up once the campaign ends! Read the full update.

Jan 07, 2019

35C3 and Fomu EVT Progress

Hi backers! Welcome to the new year, and a new Fomu update. Thanks to all of you wonderful people, the Fomu campaign is going well. In this update, I'd like to talk about the 35C3 session as well as give a hint about some of the work we're doing with the EVT boards. There's less than a month left on the campaign, so let's get right into it. Read the full update.

Dec 26, 2018

Fomu at 35c3

We hope your holidays are going well. Thank you all for your support so far. This update is to tell you all about our plans for 35C3. Read the full update.

Dec 24, 2018


Thanks to everyone who’s contributed so far, Fomu is now fully funded! Read the full update.

Dec 18, 2018

The Fomu Campaign is Now Live

With our new project, Fomu, we want to replicate the same ease-of-use as Tomu, but with a more advanced FPGA board. Meet Fomu and help us put an FPGA in every USB port! Read the full update.

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