Daisho - Great Scott Gadgets

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Daisho is a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 FPGA platform. The Daisho Platform is intended for operation as a pair of components:

  • A mainboard with an FPGA can connect to a back-end computer via SuperSpeed USB.
  • A front-end board for a particular application connects to the mainboard via a high speed parallel connector.

Front-end boards are planned that enable in-line monitoring and injection for high speed wired communication media. Daisho can also function as a development platform for building your own SuperSpeed USB 3.0 devices.

Daisho mainboard prototype photo

For an introduction to the project, check out this blog post and video.

project status

The mainboard and four front-end modules (Gigabit Ethernet, Superspeed USB 3.0, HDMI, and RS-232) have been designed. Prototype hardware is being produced slowly. We have code for some front-end modules but not all. The Daisho USB device core is complete and has been tested for complaince.

technical information

For documentation and open source design files, visit the project wiki.