Vision FPGA SoM


An FPGA-based SoM with integrated vision, audio, and motion-sensing capability

Mar 31, 2021

Shipping Soon

Good news! The Vision FPGA SoM products are on their way to Crowd Supply's warehouse for final distribution. Orders will begin shipping soon. Please take this time to check your delivery address, and update it through your Crowd Supply account. Read the full update.

Mar 11, 2021

Production Update #2!

Hello everyone. Production update #2! The production build went off pretty well. There were no parts issues despite the recent parts shortages in the supply chain. Initial boards passed the factory tests so we have a high confidence in the assembled boards. Read the full update.

Feb 20, 2021

Production Update!

The pre-production build went off pretty well with some minor hitches due to parts shortages. We have received all parts and have a tentative date at the SMT factory this coming week. Read the full update.

Dec 23, 2020

Delivery Schedule & Production Build

Hello everyone! Apologies for the long delay between updates. There were a number of changes planned and the breakout board morphed into a Feather form factor based on backer input. All these changes have to be prototyped and proven before building production units. This update covers all the activities that have happened to prove out the prototypes. Read the full update.

Oct 30, 2020

Post-campaign Review - Thanks!

Whew! That was close, the campaign funded with an hour to spare. Thank you very much for making this project a reality. Here's the plan: We will be sending out boards for a pre-production run over the next couple of months to ensure all the design changes we have made work as planned, followed by a production run for delivery and fulfillment by Crowd Supply. Read the full update.

Oct 07, 2020

Campaign ending in 24 hours, final push!

Hello everyone, A big THANK YOU to all the backers who have contributed their hard earned money as a way of endorsing the project, Crowd Supply, and the folks on Twitter/LinkedIn etc. who have retweeted/shared this project. The Vision FPGA SoM has been my pet project for more than a year now, so I truly appreciate the show of support. We're now in the final 24 hours of the campaign and really close to being fully funded: do check out the project and back it to get your hands on a state of the art device capable of machine learning with vision. Read the full update.

Sep 30, 2020

Current Status

Hello everyone, thank you for signing up and backing this project! In this update will cover the campaign status, planned changes to various boards associated with the Vision SoM ie. the Developer kit, SoM, and the breakout board, and a campaign extension. Read the full update.

Sep 23, 2020

Neural Networks - Part II

Hello everyone! Thank you for signing up and backing this project! We learned about how Neural Networks can be mapped into the Vision FPGA SoM in the last update. Let's look into some more of the details in this update. [Videos included!] Read the full update.

Sep 17, 2020

Neural Networks - Part I

Let's talk about neural networks! OK, so we have some hardware that can do object detection and keyword spotting. Great! The sample code works. In order to make this really useful and be able to detect cats/dogs and your favorite sounds, you need the infrastructure to train your own models. Read the full update.

Sep 10, 2020

Deep Dive into Accessory Boards

Hello everyone, Thank you for signing up and backing this project! We will cover the various other boards associated with the Vision SoM in this update, i.e., the Developer board, Breakout board, and Artemis adapter. Read the full update.

Sep 01, 2020

Applications and Use Cases

Hello everyone. Thank you for signing up and backing this project! We will briefly explore some applications of the Vision FPGA SoM in this update, like a IMU stabilization, AR/VR, or gesture and people detection. Read the full update.

Aug 26, 2020

Technical Deep Dive

Hello everyone! Thank you for signing up and backing this project! We will delve into the hardware components of the Vision FPGA SoM in this update. Read the full update.

Aug 20, 2020

Campaign is Live!

The Vision FPGA SoM campaign is now live! Hello potential backers, thank you for signing up. This update covers the background and vision behind the Vision FPGA SoM. Read the full update.

Aug 03, 2020

Join us for a tinyML Meetup - August 4th at 8am PDT

Please join us on August 4th, 8AM - 9AM PDT at a tinyML Meetup where I will be talking about practical considerations when developing a low power Computer Vision device like the Vision SoM. Read the full update.

Apr 08, 2020

Project Survey

Hello potential backers, thank you for signing up! We need your help to define the project's future! We invite you to fill out this short survey to help guide us. Read the full update.

Mar 24, 2020

Join us for an AMA - March 25th, 2020 at 1pm PDT

We're doing an AMA! If you are interested in this project and have any questions, or just want to learn more about Vision FPGA SoM, come join us tomorrow: March 25th 2020 at 1pm PDT. Read the full update.

Mar 18, 2020

SoM Update 1

Hello potential backers, Thank you for signing up! We've been working on many fronts and spreading the word about the SoM over the past couple of months since you signed up to be potential backers of this project. Heres an update on the many happenings in SoM-land. Read the full update.

$6,755 raised

of $6,300 goal

107% Funded! Order Below

Product Choices


Vision FPGA SoM

A FPGA Vision SoM to play with!


SoM Breakout Board

The SoM breakout board brings all SoM pins to 2.54 mm pitch pins for breadboarding, can't do without it! SoMe assembly required to solder the 2.54 mm headers on. Note: SoM is not included.


SoM Developer Board

One developer board that breaks out SoM IO with in-line LEDs, includes a Raspberry Pi HAT connector, allows for USB power (with power monitoring) and programming, includes PMOD and QWIIC connectors, and has room for prototyping. Note: SoM is NOT included.

Credits works closely with clients to incorporate low power CV into their devices. We are enabling CV with hardware in the form of tightly integrated CV modules with a clean API.

Venkat Rangan

Emcraft Systems


Pixart Imaging



Component provider

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