iCE40HX8K-EVB OSHW FPGA board is in stock


iCE40HX8K-EVB-1

iCE40HX8K-EVB is upgrade of our iCE40HX1K-EVB with more logic cells FPGA so bigger Verilog projects could be synthesized.

GPIO1 34 pin bus is same as iCE40HX1K-EVB and all DAC, ADC, IO, etc modules are compatible, on top of this there are plenty of additional GPIOs on 4 40 pin 0.05″ step connectors.

512KB fast SRAM is on board, with iCE40-IO board you  can connect VGA monitor and PS2 keyboard, so you can make your own custom CPU (for instance RISC-V) computer with monitor and keyboard.

 

 

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. JOHN MAYOR
    Jun 23, 2017 @ 08:58:42

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  2. Serge
    Jun 23, 2017 @ 13:55:21

    Hey Olimex,

    What about making devboard for ICE40UP5K with QFN48 package?

    That would be really nice easy-to-use FPGA board with a lot of RAM (512kBytes) and 8 DSP blocks for computational-heavy applications…

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    • Kristoff
      Jun 29, 2017 @ 00:07:57

      Yes, it is great to see somebody is now working to support that device inside project icestorm. (see https://github.com/cliffordwolf/icestorm/issues/68 and https://github.com/cliffordwolf/icestorm/wiki/Adding-support-for-new-devices.).

      Anycase, my guess is that both the HX8K and UP5K have a market.
      The HX8K board is great (say) to implement a risc-v processor as it has more LUTs. The UP5K is more oriented towards signal-processing with its DSP blocks and PLL.

      There currently only is one single board for the UP5K and that is the very basic board of lattice itself which does not even have SRAM RAM,
      So, in combination with the ADC and DAC addon board for the olimex HX1K and HX8K EVB that already exis, it would surely be a very good addition to have an open-source board with a UP5K too to be able to experiment with high-speed signal-processing.

      Kr.

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  3. michael
    Jun 29, 2017 @ 07:46:46

    Forgive my ignorance, and if this is a silly question, but am I correct in assuming that this is the board I would want if I was wanting to make a *completely* blob free OSHW computer?

    Basically my goal is to create the most trustworthy computer I possibly can in which ALL of the sources and components (both SW and HW) can be fully vetted and trusted (ie. without the usual backdoor / closed-source shenanigans).

    My usecase doesn’t necessarily require a lot of horsepower however the more the better I guess. At its most simple, this machine would be used to generate, store and manage keys and passwords etc. (hence the requirement for no blobs etc.).

    Any help or advice would be most appreciative. I realize I still have a lot to learn.

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    • Douglas
      Jul 05, 2017 @ 18:37:03

      Michael, I just ordered one of these boards for this exact same primary purpose. My planned starting point is adaptation of Clifford Wolf’s IcoSoC (https://github.com/cliffordwolf/icotools/tree/master/icosoc) for the Olimex board rather the IcoBoard. I debated getting the IcoBoard but I’ve used and liked Olimex boards in the past and didn’t really like the PI hat aspect of the IcoBoard.

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