Introduction

Introduction

The OrangeCrab is an electronics development board. It is FPGA based featuring an ECP5 from Lattice. The board follows the slim feather board specification from Adafruit. The FPGA is compatible with all opensource toolchains and is perfect for experimenting with RISC-V cores. There aren’t many FPGA boards available that make use of the ECP5, but here are some distinct features that set this broad apart:

  • Small Compact size (Take it anywhere!)
  • Direct USB connection to the FPGA (Operate as a DFU, MSC, CDC, or composite device!)
  • Onboard DDR3 Memory (1Gbit!)
  • Preloaded DFU bootloader (No external programmer required!)
  • It’s Orange!

Front Photo

Technical details

Here are the main details for the OrangeCrab (25F)

  • Lattice ECP5-25F FPGA in csfBGA285 package
    • 24 K - Look Up Tables
    • 1008 Kb - Embedded Block RAM
    • 194 Kb - Distributed RAM
    • 28 - 18x18 Multipliers
    • PLLs: 2
    • Internal oscillator
    • Flexible I/O for DDR3 Memory Support
  • DDR3L Memory
    • 128 Mbytes (1Gbit)
    • 64M x16
    • 1.35V low voltage operation
  • Micro USB connection
    • Full-speed (12Mbit) USB with direct connection to FPGA
  • Non-volatile Storage
    • 128Mbit QSPI FLASH Memory
      • Bootloader (First 4Mbits)
      • User Bitstream
      • User storage (Firmware/MSC backend/etc)
      • QSPI compatible
    • MicroSD socket
      • 4bit SD interface (CK, CMD, DAT0-3)
  • Power supply
    • High effeciency DCDC for main supplies
    • Battery charger (100mA), with charge indicator LED
    • LiPo battery connector (PH type)
  • 48MHz onboard oscillator
  • Standard 0.05” JTAG connector
  • User I/O
    • 1x Button
    • 1x RGB LED
    • 20x I/O on 0.1” headers
  • Analog System
    • Analog Mux
    • SAR ADC, external RC / input comparator of FPGA
    • Digital bypass
    • Internal channels for supply monitor
    • Battery voltage sensing
  • Feather Format Board
    • Dimensions: 22.86mm x 50.8mm (0.9” x 2.0”)

Photos

Front Photo Back Photo