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miniSpartan6+ : A Powerful FPGA Board and Easy to Use IDE

A project in Washington, DC by Scarab Hardware

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Comes with all the hardware and software you need to quickly get your FPGA project going. Now you can focus on the real engineering.
Backers: 851
Average Pledge Per Backer: $95

Funded: $80,897 of $7,500
Dates: May 29th -> Jul 13th (45 days)
Project By: Scarab Hardware
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August 15th - via:
They are not what you are expecting, unless you are expecting a wacky hodgepodge of projects. (Read More)

Stretch Goal $65,000 reached!

July 11th - via:
We want to thank all our amazing backers for their support and input, we could not have done this without you! Just a reminder, if you would like to upgrade the chipset to the LX 25 instead of the LX 9, just pledge an additional $30.  (Read More)

Upgrade to the Spartan 6 LX25 for an additional $30!

July 10th - via:
We have decided even if we do not reach the $65,000 stretch goal, we will use the Spartan 6 LX 9 with the BGA256 package. Also, we will offer the Spartan 6 LX 25 FPGA, a more powerful version, for an additional $30. So if you would like to have the... (Read More)

Stretch Goal: $65,000, Hardware Upgrade

July 6th - via:
We reached our stretch goal of $50k and we will add all the upgrades we mentioned before. For the $65K, we will upgrade our hardware again. Instead of using Spartan 6 LX9 with TQFP144 package we are going to use Spartan 6 LX9 with FBGA256. What does... (Read More)

First group of shields

June 25th - via:
We designed the layout for the first group of shields. Now you can increase your pledge and receive these shields with your miniSpartan6+!!! We are still working on the high speed ADC shield and other shields. 1.Arduino/miniSpartand6+ Interface board... (Read More)

Suggestions for Shields / Interface Boards

June 20th - via:
We are going to build some shields/ interface boards for the miniSpartan6+. We got some suggestions from our backers but we would like to get more feedback from everyone. When we designed the miniSpartan6+, we put everything that we think would be... (Read More)

Stretch Goal: $50,000, another Hardware Upgrade

June 18th - via:
Stretch Goal: $50,000 We reached our stretch goal of $30k and we will add all the upgrades we mentioned before. For the $50K, we will upgrade our hardware again based on discussions with our backers. We will keep 4 LEDs for debugging and add 2... (Read More)

Keeping the 8 LEDs or Adding another HDMI Port?

June 10th - via:
We got some feedback from our backers about the 8 LEDs on the miniSpartan6+. Instead of using 8 I/Os of the FPGA for the LEDs, we can use these 8 I/Os for something else. So the suggestions are:1) Keep the 8 LEDs 2) Keep 4 LEDs and add 4 Switches 3)... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Update : Hardware Upgrades

June 8th - via:
If we reach our stretch goal of $30,000, we will make some upgrades to the hardware, based on feedback from our backers. A Faster Spartan 6 LX9: We will be able to ensure that we procure a faster version of the Spartan 6 LX9 chip, with speed grade... (Read More)

Cancelling the Competition

June 7th - via:
After discussing the competition with Kickstarter, we have learned that it would violate their rules. Unfortunately, we are going to have to cancel the competition, so that we can continue with our campaign. We know the competition generated a lot of... (Read More)

Stretch Goal: $30,000

June 1st - via:
Get Creative with the miniSpartan6+ : A Competition with $2500+ in cash prizes!!! If we reach our $30,000 stretch goal, we will be able to hold a competition. We will ask backers who have a miniSpartan6+ to demonstrate a creative, innovative... (Read More)

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