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Name: opengfx430
Created: Aug 3, 2016
Updated: Mar 21, 2021
SVN Updated: Nov 3, 2016
SVN: Browse
Latest version: download (might take a bit to start...)
Statistics: View
Bugs: 0 reported / 0 solved
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Other project properties

Category:Video controller
Development status:Alpha
Additional info:FPGA proven
WishBone compliant: No
WishBone version: n/a
License: BSD



The openGFX430 is a synthesizable Graphic controller written in Verilog and tailored for the openMSP430 core.

GFX Design Structure

An example implementation based on the DE0-Nano-SoC and LT24 daughter board from Terasic can be found in the openMSP430 FPGA section (see here).


Features & TODOs


  • Support of the following graphic modes:

  • 16bpp

  • 8bpp
  • 4bpp
  • 2bpp
  • 1bpp

  • Smart address generation unit for fast indirect memory access.

  • GPU allowing hardware FILL, COPY and COPY_TRANSPARENT operations.
  • Supports the LT24 Terasic daughter card.


In no particular priority order:

  • RTL:

  • Add support popular video interfaces (i.e. probably SPI and VGA in addition to LT24).

  • Character processing unit.
  • Hardware cursor

  • Others:

  • Add proper block level verification environment.

  • Documentation.



The complete tar archive of the project can be downloaded here (OpenCores account required).

The following SVN command can be run from a console (or GUI):

svn export opengfx430


  • The Core's ChangeLog lists the Video Controller updates.
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