J-core is a clean-room open source processor and SOC design using the SuperH instruction set, implemented in VHDL and available royalty and patent free under a BSD license.
The rest of this page explains how to compile and install a "bitstream" file to implement this processor in a cheap (about $50) FPGA board, then how to build Linux for that board and boot it to a shell prompt.
2018/12/11: a homebrew 6502-based microcomputer. I have a lot of ideas for features I’d like, but before I make too many crazy decisions I’d like to solidify my understanding of the processor I’m building the whole system around.
Newark Element14's new ValentFX Logi-Pi and Logi-Bone FPGA add-on boards for the Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone Black feature Arduino and PMOD hooks.
We need to insist on free designs when we fabricate objects ourselves.
NI unveiled a fanless, rugged vision computer that runs NI Linux on a quad-core Atom E3845, and offers an FPGA and support for 350MB/s USB3 Vision cameras.
Every element of the Novena laptop will be open source. Its creator explains why he started the project and what it means for the future of hardware.
There's more than one way to make money from recent Bitcoin craze, which has seen the value of the digital currency increase more than six-fold over the past few months. Yes, you can do it the old-fashioned way: buying low and selling high. But for the sophisticated digital-currency investor, there's a whole other world of Bitcoin speculation. You can invest in a Bitcoin mining rig.
OFFICIAL CGMINER mining software thread for linux/win/osx/mips/arm/r-pi 4.10.0
Investigations into Computer Security, Hardware Security, secure microcontrollers, embedded security systems, tamper resistance, smartcards, analyzing security systems. Analysis of the copy protection mechanism in modern microcontrollers. Hardware designe. Embedded systems programming. Reverse engineering. Non-invasive and semi-invasive attacks, optical probing
The reference community for Free and Open Source gateware IP cores