Fomu

by Sutajio Kosagi

An FPGA board that fits inside your USB port

View all updates Dec 26, 2018

Fomu at 35c3

Hello backers!

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.

The Chaos Communication Congress is an annual computing conference that takes place every year in Germany. This is its 35th incarnation, called 35C3. This year both Tim and Sean will be attending. If you’re in Leipzig, stop by and say hello!

Sean will host a small session on Fomu: an FPGA in your USB port. He’ll talk about some of the tech we’re using and developing for Fomu, and some of the plans we have for cool stuff we can do. If you’re at Congress, stop on by! We’ll have USB Tomu boards for people who ask good questions or share their ideas for Fomu projects.

Also, if you have a DECT phone, Sean can be reached by dialing “FOMU” (3668).

Tim is giving a talk on a related project called SymbiFlow, which is directly followed by a talk on nextpnr – the place-and-route tool we use for Fomu. Unlike Sean’s session, these talks will all be streamed live for you to enjoy in realtime.

Finally, we’ll both be attending LinuxConf Australia at the end of January. We’ll share more information about that as the conference approaches, so stay tuned, and keep spreading the word about Fomu!

Happy holidays, and a happy new year to all.

Sean


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An FPGA for your USB port! Includes one pre-flashed Fomu and a plastic case. The price will increase once the campaign is over, so back us today!


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For Me, For You, Fomu

Projects are better with a friend. Or maybe you want to have a spare. Either way, you will receive two pre-flashed Fomu boards with plastic cases. This low price will increase after the campaign finishes!


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Fomu Ten-pack

Ten of our pre-flashed Fomu boards with plastic cases, each designed to fit into a single USB Type-A port. Bring FPGA development with you wherever you go, and share your RISC-V projects with up to nine other people.


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Fomu 100-pack

This is a lot of USB FPGAs. Perfect for a hackfest, conference, large classroom, or for someone with many, many friends. You will receive 100 pre-flashed Fomu boards with plastic cases.


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Fomu EVT Board ( + Fomu for One)

An EVT board revision is used to validate the schematic is correct, and to help develop the software. This EVT board is what we'll use to develop the USB stack and to make sure we've got the power and other hardware parts wired up right. An EVT board revision is used to validate the schematic is correct, and to help develop the software. This EVT board is what we'll use to develop the USB stack and to make sure we've got the power and other hardware parts wired up right. Designed to mount onto a Raspberry Pi to upload a bitstream and debug the CPU. This is a limited-time production board, and won't be produced after the campaign ends! Backers who select "Fomu EVT Board" will also receive one Fomu production board when they ship by 2019-06-30.

Credits

Sutajio Kosagi

Sutajio Ko-usagi supports and produces open hardware products designed by bunnie and xobs.


Sean Cross

Tim Ansell

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