Tigard Easy-to-Use Open Source Hardware Hacking Tool Now Available from Crowd Supply

by donpedro

Crowd Supply, the leading product development platform connecting hardware creators with early adopters and enthusiastic backers, announces the successful launch of Tigard, an open source, multi-protocol, multi-voltage tool for hardware hacking. Tigard is versatile and easy to use, combining support for the most-used interfaces and most-needed features in a single device. Specifically, the FT2232H-based serial converter board is designed to attach to, and communicate with, low-speed interfaces on reverse-engineered hardware targets. And it’s accessible enough to make an ideal first tool for newcomers to hardware hacking.

Tigard was developed by SecuringHardware.com, who raised nearly $80,000 USD in their successful Crowd Supply campaign. Backers were impressed with Tigard’s labelled wiring harness, commonly used pin-outs, onboard level shifting, and logic analyzer connection. Backers also appreciated Tigard’s native support for hardware tools like FlashROM and OpenOCD, its USB Type C high-speed interface and the on-board FTDI FT2232HQ USB Hi-Speed–to–multipurpose UART/FIFO IC. The board features high-performance directional level-shifters to support operation from 1.8 to 5.5V and is designed to work as-is with multiple tools and software libraries, including USB-serial drivers for UART access, UrJTAG for JTAG, and LibMPSSE for SPI and I²C interfaces.

One of the latest hardware projects launched through Crowd Supply, Tigard was recently featured in Hackster, which lauded the device as the “do-it-all, USB-to-anything serial converter board of our dreams!”

To learn more about Tigard, visit https://www.crowdsupply.com/securinghw/tigard.

Crowd Supply

Related Articles

Leave a Comment