“AB Open have been able to draw upon their open source and wireless experience to drive forward development of the Myriad-RF initiative, delivering a new web platform and demonstrators, together with effective strategy and community management.”

Dr Ebrahim Bushehri, CEO, Lime Microsystems.

We believe that open source will have a profound effect on the entire electronics value chain and it is central to most of what we do.

Below you can find details of the main services that we provide.

Community Management

We provide services to companies that sponsor the development of technical communities and are able to help with their establishment, evolution and day-to-day running. Working with trusted partners we are able to deliver and support best-of-breed community platforms which integrate tools such as blogs, wikis, version control and forums. Read More

Open Source Consulting

Open source is about community, principles and practices, and our project experience ranges from mass market consumer electronics to next-generation technologies. We can help with everything from IP due diligence, through ongoing governance for hardware and software projects, to defining a comprehensive open source strategy. Read More

Special Projects

Whether a one-off demonstrator for a trade show or a development kit for engineers and designers, the creative application of technology can make all the difference. Thanks to a diverse experience base, an extensive network of associates and well equipped workshop facilities, we are able to develop effective solutions that get noticed. Read More

Event Production

We are experienced in producing workshops and “hackathons” that are hands-on and where the objective is to develop new skills or create prototypes. We have also produced numerous larger conferences, such as the annual Wuthering Bytes technology festival. Read More


Although consulting is our primary focus we also develop products for technical and enthusiast markets that are sold via the Ground Electronics® brand. Given our commitment to open source, wherever possible the associated design files and/or software source code is provided under liberal licensing. Read More