OGD1 Reconfigurable Computing Platform


Available for Grant Application and Purchase!

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.

Developers: How to apply to receive an OGD1

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 ogd1@linuxfund.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.

Buyers: How to purchase an OGD1

Mail ogd1@linuxfund.org 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.

OGD1 News

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!

OGD1 Features

  • S-Video and composite video outputs
  • 1 RGB analog video output (max resolution: 2048 X 1536 @ 70Hz)
  • 2 DVI-I dual link video outputs (max resolution: 2560 X 1600 @ 60Hz)
  • 66 user I/O signals on a 92-pin Hirose connector
  • 68 user I/O signals on an available 100-pin IDC connector
  • 128 bit memory bus
  • Open source hardware design
  • Open source PCI core design
  • Passive cooling
  • RoHS compliant

OGD1 Specifications

  • PCI/PCI-X (33/64-bit, 33-133 MHz) card interface
  • 256 MiB DDR400 @ 200 MHz graphics memory
  • Lattice® LFXP10 non-volatile FPGA
  • Xilinx® Spartan™-III XC3S4000 FPGA
  • 4 Silicon Image™ SiI178 dual link DVI transmitters
  • Philips TDA8777 Triple 330 MHz 10-bit video DAC
  • Conexant™ CX25874 video encoder
  • Dimensions: 6.875 in x 4.2 in
  • Power Consumption: ~20 watts

Initial fundraising goal: $5,000 – Raised to date: $8,429

Any additional funds will help guarantee the success of this project.

Linux Fund OGD1 Project Donation Options

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.

Donate with Google Checkout

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Donate with PayPal

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Donate to OGD1 by check, Money Order or BillPay

Donations by check or money order can be addressed to "Linux Fund" and mailed to:

Linux Fund
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 donations@linuxfund.org if you have any questions.

More information about the Open Graphics Project can be found at the Open Graphics home page.

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