Löwe FPGA Board


Löwe is a simple development board for GateMate FPGAs. Löwe requires an external JTAG programmer such as the Werkzeug, a “USB Blaster” clone or a Raspberry Pi Pico.

Currently available for reservation. Final appearance, specifications, pricing and features subject to change.


  • Cologne Chip GateMate CCGM1A1 FPGA (20K LUTs, 4 PLLs)
  • 16Mbit (2MB) NOR Flash (via included MMOD module)
  • 1 MMOD socket
  • 4 Digilent Pmod™ compatible expansion ports (3.3V, single-ended)
  • 1 USB-C port for power only
  • 1 JTAG header
  • 48MHz oscillator
  • Yellow LED
  • DIP switches for configuration mode (JTAG, SPI active/passive)
  • Reset button
  • 60mm x 60mm board dimensions (V0)


  • Example gateware, schematics and documentation are available on GitHub