Open hardware

Enttec Open DMX DIY

DMX512 (Digital Multiplex) is a standard for digital communication networks that are commonly used to control stage lighting and effects. It was originally intended as a standardized method for controlling light dimmers up to 512 dimming channels. The first standard version was created in 1986, with subsequent revisions in 1990 leading to USITT DMX512/1990, ANSI

Big Blue Open Sources Power Chip Instruction Set

https://www.nextplatform.com/2019/08/20/big-blue-open-sources-power-chip-instruction-set/ With a big injection of open source spirit from its acquisition of Red Hat, IBM is finally taking the next step and open sourcing the instruction set architecture of its Power family of processors. https://www.techrepublic.com/article/open-source-power-isa-takes-aim-at-intel-and-arm-for-accelerator-driven-computing/ IBM announced the release of the POWER instruction set architecture (ISA) as an open standard at the OpenPOWER Summit

NanoVNA handheld Vector Network Analyzer (VNA)

NanoVNA is a small handheld Vector Network Analyzer (VNA). It is equippedwith lcd display, portable device with battery(battery not included). This project aim to provide an RF gadget but useful instrument for enthusiast. The device hardware offers 50k-300MHz frequency range that can be expended up to 900 MHz (with somewhat less dynamics on higher frequencies).

Wave Computing Launches the MIPS Open Initiative

https://wavecomp.ai/wave-computing-launches-the-mips-open-initiative/ Wave Computing® has announced that it will open source its MIPS instruction set architecture (ISA) to accelerate the ability for semiconductor companies, developers and universities. The idea is to adopt and innovate using MIPS for next-generation system-on-chip (SoC) designs. Under the MIPS Open program, participants will have full access to the most recent versions

AT&T Release Specifications to Help Build 5G Cell Sites

http://about.att.com/story/2018/5g_cell_specifications.html AT&T is releasing to the Open Compute Project detailed specifications for a cell site gateway router, following up on an earlier commitment. This “white box” blueprint is a reference design that any hardware maker can use as a guide to build these routers. AT&T plans to install them at tens of thousands of cell

uCameraCube – Hackster.io

https://www.hackster.io/delmans/ucameracube-c64263 Need for a custom camera module. Check out this intetesting looking project. uCameraCube is a parametric camera module build using OpenSCAD uCube library. It is build with Raspberry Pi and Raspberry Pi camera and comes in three versions, which vary in the type of optics used. Thin Lens version M12 Lens version T-Mount version