Issue 26 of HackSpace Magazine is out!
FPGAs have been the talk of the town at many of this year’s hacker conferences. At CrowdSupply’s Teardown there were workshops on two different FPGA boards, the IceBreaker and the Fomu, and Hackaday’s SuperCon based their conference badge on an FPGA. But what exactly is an FPGA, and why are they so hot right now?
I only had 400 words for the column so here’s some additional notes:
- Support David Shah to help the open source tool development continue!
- Watch Tim Ansell talk at Hackaday Supercon about SymbiFlow and the future of open source tools for FPGAs including Xilinx:
- The FOSSi Foundation does great work to bring together open source FPGA and Chip design community at events like ORConf and LatchUpConf. Watch the talks!
- Sean Cross and Tim Ansell have an awesome workshop for the Fomu board which uses Lattice iCE40 and Project Icestorm which they did at CCCamp
- Another awesome iCE40 FPGA workshop is for iCE Breaker board from Teardown 2019
- The whole Hackaday Supercon team did an awesome job putting an ECP5 FPGA around 400 or so necks last month and showing how to hack FPGA designs with open source tools