“It’s the time between putting out an open-source ARM core and getting a letter from an ARM lawyer,” says UC Berkeley professor Krste Asanovic. So, some design teams are turning to IP that started out as open source to provide more scope for experimentation.
Open-source hardware, in-field configurability, and a hardware-plus-services approach could protect margins as the IoT hammers down costs, says GSA report.
Lime Microsystems has decided to join the open-source hardware movement in the hope of building an RF analog of the Arduino.
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