Development kit combines multi-core microcontroller with eFPGA

QuickLogic’s Qomu development kit combines a multi-core microcontroller and an embedded FPGA (eFPGA) in a USB-compatible package. It was developed by QuickLogic and is available from Crowd Supply.

Qomu is designed using open source tools and there are several example applications and gateware available free of charge. The versatile development kit allows users to slot the device into any USB Type-A port for portable development projects.

Qomu features an Arm Cortex-M4F microcontroller with 512kbytes of system memory, an eFPGA with 64kbits of embedded RAM and 2,400 effective logic cells. The suite of open source tools includes FreeRTOS, Zephyr, nMigen for Python-to-FPGA design flow, Renode for full device simulation, and SymbiFlow for Verilog support. Qomu is housed in the injection-moulded Qomu Case, which holds the board for port fit and USB contact. The device also includes four capacitive touch pads, one RGB LED, as well as configurable SPI and I2C controller interfaces.

Crowd Supply claims to be the only product development platform offering engineers and companies a full suite of services to launch innovative products, including marketing, fulfilment, crowdfunding, and ongoing sales through distributors. The creator-focused platform connects backers with exciting projects and allows developers to quickly validate ideas and transform interest from early adopters into manufactured products. Crowd Supply is committed to user rights and successful delivery.

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