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At the faire: ZPUino

Posted on 04 Sep 2014

ZPUino

ZPUino is a SoC (System on a Chip) developed by Álvaro Lopes, a senior engineer from Critical Software in Coimbra and a blogger at the EE Times. It’s a 32 bits, 100Mhz CPU implemented in a FPGA, and programmed using the Arduino tools and a specific schematics editor for the hardware parts (internal peripherals).

At the Maker Faire Lisbon he’s going to demonstrate the system and its connection to more complex hardware. He will be using 9 different FPGA boards, lots of peripherals, RGB LED panels and strips, HDMI output video (with a monitor), Audio (directly from the FPGA with an audio codec). You will see games, interactive applications, and other.

The ZPUino has been used in projects like the Soundpuddle, the RetroCade Synth, and others. We specially like its use in the Papilio Arcade MegaWing:

We can’t wait!

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