The LOGi-Bone is the first FPGA development platform that has been optimized for use with the Beaglebone Black or White high performance ARM development boards. The LOGi-Bone adds FPGA flexibility and capability that allows the Beaglebone to be easily morphed into endless digital applications. The FPGA/CPU combination the LOGi-Bone creates an incredibly powerful and versatile digital canvas for users to create their imaginative digital designs.
The LOGi-Bone was designed to allow for easy expansion to a maximum number of off-the-shelf hardware modules. The LOGI-Bone uses Digilent Inc. PMOD expansion ports and an Arduino Shield expansion port that give users a plug-and-play experience with over 250 off-the-shelf hardware modules.
The LOGi-Team has developed drivers that make it easy for users to communicate and program the FPGA from the Beaglebone. APIs and Wrappers have been written that allow easy access to the FPGA custom hardware peripherals using wishbone bus. Applications can easily be written on the Raspberry using C,C++ in conjunction or with python. APIs for these languages allow for direct and high bandwidth communication with the FPGA.
The LOGi-Team has created a number of applications for the LOGi-Bone including a bitcoin miner, machine vision and autonomous vehicle and robotic controllers. All applications are open source and available on the LOGi repository. An App Store (Free) application methodology has been developed that allows users to simply download the latest fully built applications and run them with no need to delve into building the HDL and source code.
The LOGI-Team is developing custom hardware modules to enable direct support for applications that we could not find an easy existing solution. LOGi Hardware modules are designed using the widely used standards including Digilent Inc PMOD, Arduino Shield and high bandwidth modules using SATA connectors. Existing LOGi modules include the LOGi-Cam and the LOGi-EDU.