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Parallax Propeller 1 Design - P8X32A Hardware Design Released as Open Source Design

The Propeller 1 (P8X32A) is a 100% open multicore microcontroller, including all of the hardware and tools: Verilog code, Spin interpreter, PropellerIDE and SimpleIDE programming tools, and compilers. The Propeller 1 may be the most open chip in its class.

We decided to provide these free open source files for the following reasons:

  • To inspire others to learn and create — that has always been the key mission of Parallax. Every inventor, engineer, or hobbyist can identify the inspirations that shaped their careers. We hope to inspire others the same way we’ve been inspired.
  • To equip and support higher education. Parallax university customers have expressed interest in using our core in their FPGA programming courses. Parallax distributors and universities have asked about modifying the Verilog to add more pins or to simply study the design.
  • To open up the Propeller design to community contributors. Our compilers, programming tools, languages, and some of the Propeller 2 design features were created by the community. Supporting and honoring their efforts is a top priority for Parallax.

Above all, we hope that our free software will give you the freedom to innovate with Parallax!

  • Ken Gracey, CEO, Parallax Inc.

GNU General Public License v3.0 Applies

All files provided are Copyright 2014 Parallax Inc. and distributed under the GNU General Public License v3.0. A copy of this license is included with the download, below. The GPL license grants end users the freedom to use and modify the software provided it is copylefted to ensure that any derived works are distributed under the same license terms.


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