Good Stuff Department
The ButterStick is an FPGA development board. Building off the OrangeCrab, the Butterstick's primary focus is exposing lots of fast I/O pins. To achieve this goal it makes use of the SYZYGY peripheral connector standard. The board features High-speed USB and Gigabit Ethernet for high-speed input/output to a computer. Additionally there is up to 1 GB of onboard DDR3 memory.
The development board makes use of the ECP5 FPGA from Lattice which is fully compatible with the open-source FPGA synthesis flow.
ButterStick-r1.0-8G-85F | ------------------------|
2x MT41K256M16TW-107 |
The groupbuy will facilitate the funds required to make a production batch of these boards.
One Butterstick FPGA
Campaign active, scheduled end date: Fri, 29 Jan 2021 15:48:00 PST
Basic breakout/prototype board
Design subject to change
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Tim Michals @tcmichals was kind enough to point out the large collection of compatible(?) boards: https://syzygyfpga.io/peripherals/
All, we have some good news and really good news if you backed the lower cost 25F version. There were so few orders for the 25F that it didn't make sense to even build it. That type of market intelligence is one of the strengths of a GroupGet campaign - you get to see what is working or not really quickly. What we have done in response is removed it as an option. If you were one of the few who backed it, you will get the 85F at no extra charge so congrats to you. As a result of this move, we have also been able to lower the minimum buy so now we're close to funding and we have no doubt that we will hit over 100% by Jan 28.
And well said above Tommy! Greg is very busy but I know that he has plans to do that.