What is OpenCores?


The reference community for Free and Open Source gateware IP cores

Since 1999, OpenCores is the most prominent online community for the development of gateware IP (Intellectual Properties) Cores. It is the place where such cores are shared and promoted in the spirit of Free and Open Source collaboration.

The OpenCores portal hosts the source code for different digital gateware projects and supports the users’ community providing a platform for listing, presenting, and managing such projects; together with version control systems for sources management.

OpenCores is also the place where digital designers meet to showcase, promote, and talk about their passion and work. They do this through forums, news collectors, and much more!

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We are the developers and maintainers of this website and community, but not only!

If you plan to use IP Cores from OpenCores in your next design and need support, or if you require professional advise on your next challenging IP Core development, don’t hesitate to contact us.

We are experts in gateware design and engineering based on the OpenCores technology, and have extensive experience in all parts of FPGA development.

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OpenCores breaking news: new ownership by Admin, OpenCores on 09-22-2017
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OC-site scheduled maintenance | Sat 02 and Sun 03 September by Admin, OpenCores on 09-01-2017
Dear users, We are scheduling some important maintenance to the website for the coming weekend: Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September. WARNING!!: on...
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