l i n u x - u s e r s - g r o u p - o f - d a v i s
Next Meeting:
July 7: Social gathering
Next Installfest:
Latest News:
Jun. 14: June LUGOD meeting cancelled
Page last updated:
2003 Dec 12 00:54

The following is an archive of a post made to our 'vox mailing list' by one of its subscribers.

Report this post as spam:

(Enter your email address)
[vox] [fwd] Monday 15 Dec: first all-Open Source System-on-Chip
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

[vox] [fwd] Monday 15 Dec: first all-Open Source System-on-Chip

We have hit hardware, folks.  MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA  *echo*


----- Forwarded message from Don Marti <dmarti@zgp.org> -----

Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2003 09:21:08 -0800
From: Don Marti <dmarti@zgp.org>
Subject: [svlug] Monday 15 Dec: first all-Open Source System-on-Chip
To: svlug@lists.svlug.org

Who:    OpenCores developer Damjan Lampret

What:   first public demonstration of an all-Open Source

Where:  Freedom Technology Center 

When:   Monday, December 15, at 7pm,

Why:    Open Source hardware designs are bringing new cost
        savings and freedom to the semiconductor industry

On Monday, December 15, at 7pm, OpenCores developer Damjan
Lampret will give the first public demonstration of an
all-Open Source System-On-Chip (SoC) at the Freedom Technology
Center in Mountain View, California, USA.  The new OpenCores
System-On-Chip, developed and manufactured by Flextronics
Semiconductor, runs Linux, uClinux, or eCos.  The SoC is
exclusively built with freely licensed OpenCores IP cores.
The chip includes the OpenRISC OR1200 32-bit processor, a Memory
Controller for SDRAM/FLASH/SRAM, a 10/100 Mbps Ethernet MAC,
32-bit, 33/66MHz PCI support, and a 16550 UART.

Lampret said, "Are open source soft cores starting to have
impact on the semiconductor industry?  Yes, slowly but
irreversibly. What started in 1983 with the GNU project
is now starting in open source hardware with OpenCores, 20
years later."

The demonstration will cover the System-On-Chip, how it
was designed and the manufacturing technology used. Special
attention will be paid to the processor, the OpenRISC. It
is a completely new RISC architecture developed using open
source model.  The GNU Compiler Collection (gcc) was ported,
along with the GNU Binary Utilities including the assembler,
linker, and debugger.  An advanced simulator was built that can
simulate now only the processor but an entire SoC, and of course
a complete synthesizable RTL implementation was developed. A
live presentation will show how the GNU development tools gdb
and DDD can be used to download software code and debug it on
the board.

The OpenRISC OR1200 has a memory management unit (MMU), so
can run either conventional Linux, which requires an MMU,
or uClinux, which is intended for processors without an MMU.

Please see the Freedom Technology Center event page for project
info and directions.


Don Marti
http://zgp.org/~dmarti                      Learn Linux and free software 
dmarti@zgp.org                        from the experts in California, USA 

svlug mailing list

----- End forwarded message -----

bill@newbreedsoftware.com                           Got kids?  Get Tux Paint! 
http://newbreedsoftware.com/bill/       http://newbreedsoftware.com/tuxpaint/

vox mailing list

LUGOD Group on LinkedIn
Sign up for LUGOD event announcements
Your email address:
LUGOD Group on Facebook
'Like' LUGOD on Facebook:

Hosting provided by:
Sunset Systems
Sunset Systems offers preconfigured Linux systems, remote system administration and custom software development.

LUGOD: Linux Users' Group of Davis
PO Box 2082, Davis, CA 95617
Contact Us

LUGOD is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization
based in Davis, California
and serving the Sacramento area.
"Linux" is a trademark of Linus Torvalds.

Sponsored in part by:
EDGE Tech Corp.
For donating some give-aways for our meetings.