The Open Graphics Device v1 is an open hardware prototyping platform based on a fully programmable FPGA semiconductor. The OGD1 features dual DVI-I outputs and 100-pin IDC connector for exceptional video and I/O flexibility. The Open Graphics Project designed and maintains the OGD1, and all of its schematics are available under an open source license.
Linux Fund has build twenty-five OGD1's, ten of which will be given to developers who are committed to advancing the platform and twelve of which will be sold to cover the manufacturing costs. The remaining three boards will be kept for testing and warranty purposes.
The goal of this developer program is two-fold: To guarantee solid open source operating system driver support and to stimulate innovative uses of this unique computing platform.
Interested developers are invited to write firstname.lastname@example.org with a description of their background, technical qualifications and how they would use an OGD1.
OGD1 boards must legally remain Linux Fund property to satisfy IRS requirements and developers must agree to return their board should they discontinue their work for whatever reason, allowing another developer to use the board. Both short-term and long-term projects are encouraged.
The full OGD1 specification and tools can be found at the Open Graphics home page.
Mail email@example.com if you are interested in purchasing an OGD1 for $750 USD plus shipping. Payment can be made by Credit Card, Wire Transfer, Google Checkout or PayPal. We encourage you to make a donation with your purchase to advance the platform and advance hardware freedom!
Limit one per customer.
October 15th, 2010 – OGD1's have arrived in the USA, Canada, UK, Germany, Switzerland and Hungary
September 23rd, 2010 – Debugging complete: The OGD1's are available for grant application and purchase!
September 1st, 2010 – Intense debugging begins to accommodate differences between the prototype and final boards
August 5th, 2010 – We'd like to thank Lattice Semiconductor for donating a programming cable!
August 3rd, 2010 – All boards power tested and are within spec.
July 15th, 2010 – The OGD1's have arrived in Portland just before OSCON
June 23rd, 2010 – Read about the project status at OSNews!
June 1st, 2010 – Call for Developers announced at Open Source Bridge!
May 17th, 2010 – The boards are built and await programming!
April 30th, 2010 – Waiting for a slot on the production schedule.
February 1st, 2010 – Components sourcing is complete and production scheduled to begin shortly.
November 13th, 2009 – The PCB's have arrived and remaining components sourcing is underway.
November 2nd, 2009 – The PCB's are on order and should arrive next week!
Any additional funds will help guarantee the success of this project.
On-line donations between $20 and $1000 have the lowest fees. Smaller and larger ones are subject to significantly higher fees by PayPal and Google. Please consider a check or wire transfer for larger amounts.
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Donations by check or money order can be addressed to "Linux Fund" and mailed to:
560 SE Alexander Ave
Corvallis OR 97333-1933
Please include "OGD1 Donation" on the check plus your e-mail address so we can send you a receipt for tax purposes.
Linux Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (EIN: 93-1275996) and donations are tax-deductible within the limitations of U.S. federal income tax laws. We will e-mail US taxpayers a receipt using the information provided by Google Checkout or PayPal. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
More information about the Open Graphics Project can be found at the Open Graphics home page.