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OSDDI: lowRISC, Alex Bradbury

lowRISC is a fantastic initiative to build a fully open source, Linux-capable, 64-bit RISC-V based system-on-chip. Not only this, but a SoC design with additional interesting features such as programmable I/O — think along the lines of XMOS devices — and tagged memory.

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OSDDI: OpenRISC, Olof Kindgren

The OpenRISC processor has been around for a good number of years and it has found use in a NASA satellite and Samsung digital televisions, to name just two applications. In this instalment of Open Source Digital Design Insights, long time OpenRISC contributor and open source developer, Olof Kindgren, provides an introduction to the project,…

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Wuthering Bytes 2017

With Gareth on vacation there’s no Community Round-Up this fortnight, so I thought I’d take the opportunity to provide a rundown on what we have in store for the annual  Wuthering Bytes technology festival — running over 10 days again! — that will get off to a start in just a few weeks time. Festival…

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OSDDI: SHAKTI Processor, IIT Madras

This latest instalment of Open Source Digital Design Insights is once again from interviews filmed back at ORConf 2015 in Geneva, and this time on the RISC-V based SHAKTI processor from IIT Madras. A project that aims to build 6 processor variants that range from microcontroller up to HPC class silicon, with processor interconnect and…

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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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LoRaWAN and Flood Network interview

We were visited recently by DesignSpark — the community guys at RS Components — who came up to talk to us about our work with with LoRaWAN, The Things Network and Flood Network. Following which they went away, worked their magic and managed to produce a video that not only looks fantastic, but transformed our…

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A Scanning Electron Microscope… for fun!

Back in April I mentioned that we’d been working on a number of fun projects and one of those involves an early 1980s vintage scanning electron microscope (SEM), which we don’t really have a use for, but sometimes when a bargain — it cost less than you’d pay for the vacuum system on eBay —…

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GNU Tools Cauldron 2016

With GNU Tools Cauldron 2016 taking place on our doorstep it would be remiss of us to not lend our support. As such we are delighted to announce that we are sponsoring the annual developer conference for GCC, GDB, binutils and runtimes etc. This year Cauldron will run over the course of Friday 9th to…

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