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Andrew Back's LoRaWAN display

Community Round-Up: LoRaWAN Projects, iolinker, OpenScope, SoC PoC, Autorouting in gEDA, an Open Laptop, and Wuthering Bytes 2017

Technology journalist Gareth Halfacree is running the AB Open Community Round-Up series, offering a fortnightly glimpse at what’s happening in and around open source hardware and software, wireless and related topics. If you’ve ever wondered how difficult getting into long-range, low-power wireless networking might be, our own Andrew Back’s post over at RS DesignSpark should…

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AB Open Invites Calderdale Businesses to Participate in LPWAN Technology Programme

Halifax, West Yorkshire, 31st January 2017—Open-source and technical communities consultancy AB Open has opened a call for businesses in the Calderdale area to participate in a free long-range wireless communications network testbed built with the Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) applications in mind, as part of the IoTUK Boost project launched by the Digital and Future Cities Catapults.

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SiFive RISC-V processor

Community Round-Up: RISC-V in GCC, Right to Repair, Sub-Threshold MCUs, Debugging, 32-Bit Upgrades, FPGA Follies, and Microelectrical Repair

Technology journalist Gareth Halfacree is running the AB Open Community Round-Up series, offering a fortnightly glimpse at what’s happening in and around open source hardware and software, wireless and related topics. The open RISC-V instruction set architecture (ISA) has taken a major step towards the mainstream with the news that the GCC Steering Committee has…

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SiFive HiFive1 development board

Hands-On with the SiFive HiFive1 RISC-V Development Board

It’s been many a decade since there was a shortage of microcontrollers to choose from, with everything from eight-bit low-power chips to 64-bit high-performance parts flooding the market in implementations ranging from hobbyist-friendly to engineer-approved. Now, though, there’s something new: RISC-V, a fully open processor instruction set architecture (ISA) which is finally making the jump…

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OnChip's Publicly-Accessible Open-V Dev Board

Community Round-Up: RISC-V Boards and Emulators, Harvey OS, Embedded Security Advice, and Open-Source Quantum Computing

Technology journalist Gareth Halfacree is running the AB Open Community Round-Up series, offering a fortnightly glimpse at what’s happening in and around open source hardware and software, wireless and related topics. It’s been a great start to the year for the open-source processor architecture RISC-V starting with the release of a publicly-accessible web-hosted development board…

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1Bitsy Boards on Panels

Community Round-Up: ARM Dev Tools, Five-Network IoT, 128-bit RISC-V, Choosing an RTOS, and an Osmocom CFP

Technology journalist Gareth Halfacree is running the AB Open Community Round-Up series, offering a fortnightly glimpse at what’s happening in and around open source hardware and software, wireless and related topics. Piotr Esden-Tempski has successfully completed a crowdfunding campaign for the 1Bitsy development board and Black Magic v2.1 JTAG/SWD probe, both of which are being developed…

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An Open-V Chip, Wire-Bonded

Community Round-Up: Open-V, Zephyr, Solar LoRa, Android Things, and Cortex-M0

Technology journalist Gareth Halfacree is running the AB Open Community Round-Up series, offering a fortnightly glimpse at what’s happening in and around open source hardware and software, wireless and related topics. RISC-V-based microcontroller creator OnChip has a convincing reason to investigate its Open-V crowdfunded hardware, courtesy its latest campaign update: the company is working on developing…

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IoTUK Boost Partnership

I’m thrilled to be able to share details of an announcement from the Digital Catapult earlier today, confirming that AB Open have been selected as one of six partners to help lead the development of IoT enabled services and applications for UK SMEs and entrepreneurs.

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SiFive HiFive1 Development Board

Community Round-Up: RISC-V Workshop Edition

Technology journalist Gareth Halfacree is running the AB Open Community Round-Up series, offering a fortnightly glimpse at what’s happening in and around open source hardware and software, wireless and related topics. The fifth RISC-V workshop took place this week, and for fans of the open instruction set architecture (ISA) the news has been nothing but good….

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RDM Makerspace's Marvin LoRa Development Board

Community Round-Up: LoRa and FPGA Boards, RISC-V Progress, and ePython 1.0

Technology journalist Gareth Halfacree has launched the AB Open Community Round-Up series, offering a fortnightly glimpse at what’s happening in and around open source hardware and software, wireless and related topics. For those looking to experiment with long-range radio-based wide-area networking, Niels Stamhuis’ Marvin development board aims to simplify prototyping of LoRaWAN and other LoRa…

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