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    Endorses development and hosts a repository of free, open source IP cores such as chip designs, system-on-a-chip and supplemental boards.
  • Art Interface Device
    The Art Interface Device (AID) is a microprocessor platform for building electronic installation art. It can also be used as an interface between such artworks and computers. It will enable the artworks to respond to people and the physical environment.
  • CynApps, Inc: Cynthesis Applications
    Cynlib: open source C++ hardware design class library and simulator.
    Aims to make VLIW and other novel ILP architectures hundred percent compatible with popular existing architectures such as PowerPC, x86, and S/390, as well as the Java Virtual Machine.
    Offers a catalog on DVD related links, especially on aspects of Open Source hardware, software development and resulting law problems.
  • Ethernut
    Open Source embedded Ethernet Board combining and ATmega 128 with Realteks RTL8019AS.
  • Free Model Foundry
    Advancing standard modeling practices within the electrical engineering community. Supporting the use of VHDL, Verilog, and IBIS modeling languages.
  • Free-IP Project
    Goal: make quality Intellectual Property available to anyone. Includes high quality large cores in synthesizeable VHDL.
  • Hamburg VHDL Archive
    Provides a collection of free, public-domain or shareware, VHDL documentation, models, and tools.
  • Microcontroller: VHDL: PIC 16C5X
    One stable version, and another one under development.
  • Midi for the Pilot
    How to build a midi interface for the palm pilot.
  • Open Source Hardware
    Industry analysis paper for a college course proposing a business to apply the Open Source model to hardware.
  • OpenCollector Database
    Site has a searchable index of many designs, tools and manufacturers.
  • Palm Cybot
    How to control servo with cheap AVR micro-controllers, how to control a Cybot from your PalmOS based device and SmallBASIC.
  • PalmBot
    A site that documents what you need to build your Palm based robot.
  • SCEZ - Smart Card Library
    Smart Card Library with documentation on hardware modifications to run that cards on a palm.
  • SystemC
    Broadly supported C++ open source language and simulation kernel for modeling and implementing electronic systems.
  • ThinkCycle: Open Collaborative Design
    engineering design innovations in critical problem domains, such as low-power devices and portable health-care solutions for rural settings.
  • Writings on Open Source Hardware
    A collection of links to writings on themes related to Open Source Hardware like definitions, libraries, talks and conferences.
    Provides a database of links to Palm based open source hardware projects, like memory cards and sensors.
  • Code-morphing: Fresh as a DAISY
    On translating software between x86-based and VLIW processors. IBM has a code-morphing chip similar to Transmeta's. (November 29, 2000)
  • Linux Today
    Richard Stallman's thoughts on free hardware. (June 22, 1999)

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