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Working Groups

The OpenHW Group is a not-for-profit, global organization driven by its members and individual contributors where hardware and software designers collaborate in the development of open-source cores, related IP, tools and software. OpenHW provides an infrastructure for hosting high quality open-source HW developments in line with industry best practices.

The projects and activities within the OpenHW Group are managed by two standing committees: the Technical Working Group and the Marketing Working Group including sub Task Groups therein.

Technical Working Group

The Technical Working Group has the mandate to drive the overall technical direction, development roadmap and project execution for all technology related activities within the OpenHW Group. In doing so, the following sub Task Groups have been established.

Sebastian Ahmed

Co-chair

Silicon Laboratories

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Jerry Zeng

Co-chair

NXP Semiconductors

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You can join the OpenHW TWG Mailing List here.

Task groups

Cores Task Group

The Cores Task Group has the mandate to develop feature and functionality roadmap and the open-source IP for the cores within the OpenHW Group such as the CORE-V Family of open-source RISC-V processors. Existing cores Task Group projects can be found here.

Arjan Bink

Chair

Silicon Laboratories

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Jérôme Quévremont

Vice Chair

Thales Research & Technology

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Verification Task Group

The Verification Task Group has the mandate to develop best in class verification test bench environments for the cores and IP blocks developed within the OpenHW Group. Existing Verification Task Group projects can be found here.

Jingliang (Leo) Wang

Co-chair

Futurewei Technologies, Inc.

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Steve Richmond

Co-chair

Silicon Laboratories

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SW Task Group

The SW Task Group has the mandate to define, develop and support SW tool chain, operating system ports and firmware for the cores and IP developed within the OpenHW Group. Existing SW Task Group projects can be found here.

Jeremy Bennett

Chair

Embecosm

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Yunhai Shang

Vice Chair

Alibaba T-Head

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HW Task Group

The HW Task Group has the mandate to define, develop and support SoC and FPGA based evaluation / development platforms for the cores and IP developed within the OpenHW Group. Existing HW Task Group projects can be found here.

Hugh Pollitt-Smith

Chair

CMC Microsystems

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Open

Vice Chair

Marketing Working Group

The Marketing Working Group has the mandate to drive positioning, promotion, training, University research initiatives and overall membership growth for the OpenHW Group. The following sub Task Group has been established to manage OpenHW Group University research initiatives:

Kevin Dobie

Co-chair

CMC Microsystems

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Hansheng (Hans) Tan

Co-chair

Futurewei Technologies, Inc.

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Task groups

University Outreach Task Group

The University Outreach Task Group has the mandate to establish industry sponsored research projects and their respective funding (with government matching) in collaboration with leading universities throughout the world.

Mel Chaar

Co-chair

Mitacs

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Hugh Pollitt-Smith

Co-chair

CMC Microsystems

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Working Group Calls

All the OpenHW Group Working Calls are managed through a single shared Google calendar.

You can find a web version of this shared calendar below.

The shared calendar is also available in ICal format, which is compatible with most desktop calendar clients.