Open Source Hardware

Open Source Hardware, also known as OSH, refers to the design specifications of an artifact which is licensed to be studied, modified, created, and distributed by anyone. This type of hardware, together with the open-source software are part of the open-source movement.

  • Fraunhofer IISB releases foxBMS, a universal, royalty free and fully open battery management system

    Fraunhofer IISB is proud to announce the launch of its first generation, free, open, and flexible battery management system, namely foxBMS. At the conference “Batterietagung 2016” ( foxBMS will be presented publicly for the first time. Visit us at Batterietagung 2016 on April 25-27 in Muenster, Germany, at the Fraunhofer Battery Alliance stand (booth 18). foxBMS will also be on show at the Fraunhofer IISB stand at the PCIM Europe 2016 from May 10-12 in Nuremberg, Germany. Currently, a total of 15 renowned industrial and research organizations from 7 countries worldwide have been selected from a long list of volunteers to participate in an intensive beta testing program.

  • Quelloffener Mikroprozessor

    Für Entwickler an Hochschulen und in KMU dürfte es künftig einfacher und günstiger werden, tragbare Mikroelektronikgeräte und Chips für das Internet der Dinge zu bauen. Dies dank dem Open-Source-Prozessor Pulpino, der an der ETH Zürich und der Universität Bologna entwickelt wurde.