Milkymist One - FPGA-based single board computer with open source SoC

Hi Beagleboard fans,

you might also be interested in my product, the Milkymist One:

Instead of a black-box OMAP chip, it features an open source SoC design implemented in a FPGA. This means you can study how it works, implement it into another technology (different FPGA or ASIC), build on it, or modify it. For example, you could implement custom acceleration or I/O peripherals in the FPGA fabric and connect them seamlessly to the CPU.

The FPGA is pre-loaded with a design comprised of a LatticeMico32 CPU (which means you can execute traditional C/C++/Ruby/… programs on it, currently it runs RTEMS and Linux), basic peripherals, DDR SDRAM controller, graphics acceleration, and “drivers” for the different on-board features.

The board is optimized for live multimedia applications:

  • Multi-standard video input (PAL/SECAM/NTSC)
  • Two DMX512 (RS485) ports
  • MIDI IN and MIDI OUT ports
  • VGA output, 24bpp, up to 140MHz pixel clock (> 1024x768)
  • AC’97 audio
  • XC6SLX45 Spartan-6 FPGA supporting the open source Milkymist SoC
  • 128MB 32-bit DDR400 SDRAM
  • 32MB parallel flash
  • 10/100 Ethernet
  • Memory card
  • Two USB host connectors
  • RC5-compatible infrared receiver
  • RS232 debug port

Development kits are available now from our distributors at a price of about 380E, including taxes: