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Oddly I found myself thinking about FPGAs, here are my findings...

From: Brent Shambaugh <brent.shambaugh@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2022 15:32:47 -0500
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To: Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>
As I was studying for my HAM radio general exam, my brain wondered. I
thought about digital filtering, which led me to
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJ-C4Incgpw (How to design and implement a
digital low-pass filter on an Arduino).
Realizing the limitations of this I soon found myself on
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVjWFFclU6I (Implementing Digital Signal
Processing on the FPGA of a FlexRIO).

Naturally the next morning this led to exploration of
https://identity.foundation/bbs-signature/draft-looker-cfrg-bbs-signatures.html#name-bls12-381-ciphersuites
and discovery of
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCG5_nxm2G4 (MeganWachs - Keynote RISC-V
and FPGAs: Open Source Hardware Hacking) which led to
https://github.com/riscv/riscv-crypto and
https://riscv.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Wed-1354-RISCV-CryptoExtensions-RichardNewell.pdf
and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HVRjbxWF-I (A Guide to the RISC V
Cryptography Extension).

I also found bls12_381 on an FPGA:
https://dspace.mit.edu/bitstream/handle/1721.1/138122/Paper_PrePrint_Version.pdf
(done on an in-house FPGA)

This bls12_381 on FPGAs also led to discovery of work by the ZCash
Foundation:
https://github.com/ZcashFoundation/zcash-fpga/tree/master/zcash_fpga/src/rtl/bls12_381
. Apparently this was done on AWS FPGAs.

I discovered the Tang Nano 9K FPGA Development Board GOWIN GW1NR-9 RISC-V
HDMI kit . Realizing they were inexpensive, I grabbed two imagining IIW. I
also recalled my time at the
Virtual Silicon Salon (https://www.siliconsalon.info/) and remembered that
hardware was slow, and
IIRC BLS signatures used for selective disclosure are not yet available in
hardware.
I've never worked with FPGAs before. I discovered what I found is like the
Ice40 (unfortunately hard to find at the moment), but it did lead me to
some good resources.

ice40 playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwxBkYhor80
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlgJ7TRU1KI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UgVUExXlvg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTL0qrzme4
(I found that this was still available, later in exploration:
https://tinyvision.ai/) --- ditto for tinyFPGA (https://tinyfpga.com/)


Tang Nano from Gowin Semi:
https://github.com/gowinsemi  (Github)
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0VdsHXVKAaMkFVyBzVLVIQ (YouTube)
https://wiki.sipeed.com/hardware/en/tang/Tang-Nano-9K/Nano-9K.html (Wiki)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKB04zxLrHA (Tang Nano 9k)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyQLtBh6h0U (FPT2020: A Complete Open
Source Design Flow for Gowin FPGAs)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gh9VfCvTWck (2nd Open Source video,
possibly building on the former)
https://www.bananatronics.org/first-steps-with-the-tang-nano-fpga-development-board/
https://www.cnx-software.com/2022/01/17/tang-nano-9k-fpga-board-can-emulate-picorv32-risc-v-soft-core-with-all-peripherals/


General FPGA links:
https://www-electronicayciencia-com.translate.goog/2021/07/tang_nano_fpga.html?_x_tr_sl=auto&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=wapp
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUsHwi4M4xE (EEVblog#496 What is an FPGA?)
https://fpgatutorial.com/getting-started-with-fpga-development-process/
https://www.fpga4student.com/p/verilog-project.html
https://github.com/BrunoLevy/learn-fpga
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