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  • 1. Open Source Hardware Jamil Khatib Birzeit University 18.04.2007
  • 2. Contents
    • Open Hardware concepts
    • Barriers & Difficulties
    • Business models
    • Open Hardware for developing countries
    • Handasa Arabia organization
    • Examples
  • 3. Open Hardware Definition
    • Availability of information needed to reproduce the design/device
    • Design
      • HDL
      • Schematics
      • PCB
    • Concept of operation
    • Testing, verification & Models
    • Interfaces and interconnections
    • Software drivers
    • Production and fabrication
  • 4. Advantages for developing countries
    • Knowledge transfer
    • Cost reduction of design process
      • Cooperation & Cost distribution
    • Explore and encourage innovators
    • Different point of views (Market, developers, users, etc)
  • 5. Barriers
    • EDA design software
      • Open source EDA software
    • Physical implementation
      • Simulation
      • Modeling
      • HDL languages
      • Implementation on PLDs (Programmable chips (
    • Test and measurements
      • Online test and measurement devices
      • Shared (online) labs
  • 6. Intellectual Property (Protection)
    • Copyrights
      • HDLs & schematics (The description)
    • Patents
      • Registration process
  • 7. Problems in Arab world
    • Lack of technical expertise
    • Lack of industrial R&D activities
    • Lack of cooperation between the industry and the universities
    • Lack of cooperation between universities
  • 8. Business Models
    • Design distribution
      • OpenTech
    • Design support
      • ASICS.ws
    • Design implementation
      • Flextronics
  • 9. OpenTech Package
    • 10 CDs
    • More than 300 Electronics design software
    • More than 350 Hardware designs
    • More than 5 free books & tutorials
    • More than 650 sold CDROMs
  • 10. Advantages to Local Unis
    • New source of learning
    • Share the development
    • Feedback & support
    • Source of innovation
    • Show the prodcuts/projects of the university
    • Free tools and Designs to build upon (Complete system)
    • Possible business models
  • 11. Handasa Arabia
  • 12. Handasa Arabia Organization
    • Made in Palestine Competition
      • Arab Science & Technology Foundation
    • International Electronics Design contest for students (IEDCS)
      • IEEE ICM & Waterloo Canada
    • Open Source hardware platform
    • Technology Transfer Support
  • 13. Contribution to Technological Development
    • International Contests
    • IEDCS04 , 05 , 06, 07
      • International Electronics Design Contest for Students
      • Winners’ Papers published at IEEE ICM Proceedings
    • Local/International Conferences
      • ASTF Technology meeting (Syria, 2006)
      • ALECSO Open Source meeting (Tunis, 2005)
      • Cairo ICT 2005 (Cairo, 2005)
      • IEEE ICM'03,04, IEDCS04 contest (Tunis, 2004)
      • Journalism Syndicate and Scientific Society of Telecommunication Engineers (Cairo, 2004)
      • The IEEE Egyptian Engineering Day (Cairo, 2004)
      • Open source workshop (Syria, 2004)
  • 14. Open Source EDA
    • Design Entry (Schematics)
    • Layout
    • Simulation
    • Verification
    • VHDL & Verilog
      • Icarus Verilog
      • FreeHDL (VHDL)
      • Alliance (VHDL)
  • 15. Examples
  • 16. gEDA
  • 17. Kicad
  • 18. KiCAD
  • 19. gtkwave
  • 20. Magic
  • 21. Open Source Hardware
    • Board Designs
      • Test boards, Processors boards
    • Systems
      • Logic Analyzer
    • HDL Cores
      • OpenCores
    • Models
      • Free Model Foundry
  • 22. OpenCores
  • 23. OpenCores
  • 24. Open Hardware resources
    • www.handasarabia.org
    • www.opencollector.org
    • www.opencores.org
  • 25. Thank you