FPGA Module

Arduino-Compatible, FPGA Based

Snō | Small FPGA Module | Arduino Compatible
Snō | Small FPGA Module


  • PROGRAMMABLE with Arduino IDE
  • EMBEDDED 8-bit AVR instruction set compatible microcontroller
  • CONFIGURABLE with custom Xcelerator Blocks on the FPGA
  • FASTER clock rates and overall application speed

A compact footprint and Arduino compatibility make it perfect for fitting into final projects!


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Snō Arduino FPGA Module | Article
Snō Arduino FPGA Module | Article
Snō Arduino FPGA Module | Article
Snō Arduino FPGA Module | Article
Snō Arduino FPGA Module | Article



Programmable with Arduino

Rapidly develop your software code and even upload custom FPGA functionality using the free and flexible Arduino IDE.

FPGA Performance

Boost the speed and performance of your project through the FPGA powered acceleration and offload.


Compact Footprint

Integrate Snō as a compact yet powerful embedded System on Module (SoM) for your development project or final product.


Snō Top | Small FPGA Module | Arduino Compatible
Snō Bottom | Small FPGA Module | Arduino Compatible

Physical Dimensions

  • 0.7 inches x 1.7 inches

Digital I/O

  • 32 Dedicated Digital Pins
  • 6 Shared Digital with Analog Pins
  • 3.3V Inputs
  • 3.3V Outputs

Analog Inputs

  • 6 Analog Pins
  • 3.3V
  • ADC Performance: 1 MHz
  • Resolution: 12-bit sustained
  • Sample Rate: 254k samples/second


  • Program FLASH: 32 KB
  • Data Memory SRAM: 2 KB

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Xcelerator Blocks

What’s an Xcelerator Block?

An Xcelerator Block is an optimized hardware implementation of a unique processor intensive function. Since everything needs a cool acronym, we simply refer to one of these blocks as an “XB”.

Snō ships with pre-installed XBs that target application-specific behavior. These are listed on the right. Snō can be field-updated to change the XBs implemented on the FPGA. Learn more about XBs on the Xcelerator Blocks page.

XBs Pre-installed on Snō

Enhanced Analog-to-Digital Converter

NeoPixel Control

Floating Point Math

Servo Control


OpenXLR8 | Snō Top | Small FPGA Module | Arduino Compatible
OpenXLR8 is the methodology that allows Snō users to create their own custom Xcelerator Blocks and integrate them into the FPGA.

Featured Testimonial


One of the goals of the drone project that I am sponsoring at the University of Idaho is to reduce power. Most drone control systems utilize several microprocessors which draw power.  I wanted to have the control system implemented in a single FPGA with an embedded uProcessor. The Alorium products were exactly what I wanted and allow me to customize my FPGA design. More importantly, I can do it with simple, easy to use tools.

Peter Baran
Owner, Design Magnitude Idaho

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