# LiteX (FPGA)¶

LiteX is a Python-based System on a Chip (SoC) designer for open source supported Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) chips. This means that the CPU core(s) and peripherals are not defined by the physical chip. Instead, they are loaded as separate “gateware”. Once this gateware is loaded, CircuitPython can be loaded on top of it to work as expected.

## Installation¶

You’ll need dfu-util to install CircuitPython on the Fomu.

Once you’ve updated the bootloader, you should know how to use dfu-util. It’s pretty easy!
dfu-util -D adafruit-circuitpython-fomu-en_US-<version>.dfu