FPGA LOGi-Bone – FPGA Development Board Cape for the Beaglebone


FPGA Meets CPU – Use your Imagination

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. 


Find it and Plug it in - The Sky is the Limit

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.


Driver Support – Don’t get bogged down with the mud

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.


Applications – Don’t wait to get it working!

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. 


Custom Hardware

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.




  • FPGA:  Spartan 6 LX9 – TQFP144 Package - XC6SLX9-3TQG144C
  • Beaglebone Black optimized
  • 4 layer optimized design to support maximum performance of high bandwidth applications
    • Length tuned GPMC, SDRAM, LVDS signals
  • 2xPush buttons
  • 2x DIP Switch
  • 1x High bandwidth SATA connector expansion port x1
  • 32 FPGA IO through PMOD and Arduino headers
  • 2x Digilent Inc. PMOD ports supporting 59+ plug and play hardware modules
  • 1x Arduino Header supporting 200+ Arduino Shield modules
    •  Optional GPMC, SPI or I2C port access from the Beaglebone
  • 10x length tuned LVDS pairs
  • 256 Mb SDRAM




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