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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
Working Group Calls
All the OpenHW Group Working Group 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.