January 18 is OpenRISC Day!
Money raised will be used to fabricate a batch of OpenRISC SOC ASIC chips that will be available for sale to individuals and product manufacturers.
The processor will be affordable, and competitive in mobile and embedded applications. The 32 bit RISC chip will run at an estimated 250Mhz, support Video, DDR2 Memory, Gigabit Ethernet, USB, Audio, Serial, PCI and run the Linux operating system. Individual processors will be sold for an estimated $5 per unit.
Open source hardware provides advantages to users and hardware manufacturers over closed source solutions. By helping kick start this initiative you will be starting a sustainable ecosystem of hardware projects that benefit from: reduced cost, hardware source code access, immortal design lifetime, reusable components and faster time to market.
Your donations are important. Once the first batch of processors can be fabricated they will be sold to fund a new generation of open hardware that competes and evolves.
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