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* '''One thing you like about this platform or initiative''': As with BeagleBoard, making a low-cost development board with extensive community support is a direct acknowledgment that design engineers and hobbyists are the path to adoption, not expensive (often many hundreds of dollars) third-party development kits.  This is consistent with TI's commitment towards open source tools, already demonstrated with support for the Gnu toolchain and CCS4's recent move to Eclipse.
 
* '''One thing you like about this platform or initiative''': As with BeagleBoard, making a low-cost development board with extensive community support is a direct acknowledgment that design engineers and hobbyists are the path to adoption, not expensive (often many hundreds of dollars) third-party development kits.  This is consistent with TI's commitment towards open source tools, already demonstrated with support for the Gnu toolchain and CCS4's recent move to Eclipse.
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*** the short term goal would be to setup the basic makings of a haptic tablet pc
 
*** the short term goal would be to setup the basic makings of a haptic tablet pc
 
*** long term goal would be to increase the range of haptic interfaces  
 
*** long term goal would be to increase the range of haptic interfaces  
 
* '''Our team''':
 
*** group of enthusiastic under graduates learning the trade of electronics and communication eng at SJCE,Mysore.
 
 
  
 
* '''Contact''': pkp.124@gmail.com  
 
* '''Contact''': pkp.124@gmail.com  
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*** its arm9 core and dsp processor.
 
*** its arm9 core and dsp processor.
 
*** open source initiative
 
*** open source initiative
*** a great hobbyist's and a technician's portable board
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*** a great hobbyist's and a technician's portable board.
 
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==== Video recording ====
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* '''Title'''  : Video recording
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* '''Short project description''':
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** We are planning to develop a portable camera recording system.
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** This application will be help by the powerful dsp of the OMAP138 for audio/video compression.
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** This system could be used for sports with an helmet camera, or for video monitoring.
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** This system could also be used to output the previously recorded video on a monitor.
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* '''Homepage''': Will be created when the project will start.
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* '''Why not on other board ?''':
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** The dsp allow the possibility to do an efficient video/audio compression and decompression.
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** The board is small, so it can be easily used in an embedded camera system.
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** The price is very small.
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** The board has ethernet connection usefull for a video monitoring system.
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* '''Duration''': 6 months
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* '''Expected results''':
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** Efficient video encoding taking advantage of the dsp
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** A complete recording system: helmet camera will be our first application
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** Then, after adding ethernet communication: a video monitoring system able to send data over internet
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* '''Contact''': f.sly.cam@gmail.com
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* '''Will you support hawkboard.org initiative ? How''' :
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** will publish all our work: sources, tutorial, tips ...
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** will create a website descrybing the project, and where people will be able to ask questions on the hawkboard
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* '''One thing you like about this platform or initiative''':
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** A great platform for a such small price that will help hobbyist to create powerfull toys!
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*'''Title''' : Autonomous Bioacoustic Monitoring System
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*'''Short project description''':
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** The system will capture and in some cases recognises the calls of frogs, birds & another animals.
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** It will be deployed solar-powered in remote areas for long-term unatended monitoring.
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** General processing on Hawkboard, FFT offloaded to DSP. 
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** Sound capture via Hawkboard audio or via custom USB board where >2 channels
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** or high sampling speed required, e.g. ultrasonic capture required
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** The SATA interface will be used to stream sound to disk.
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*'''Homepage''': http://bioacoustics.cse.unsw.edu.au/hardware_descriptions/index.html
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*'''Why not on other board ?''':
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**reason 1 : SATA + USB 2.0 interface
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**reason 2 : DSP with prospect of a community supplying open source code for it
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**reason 3 : low power for solar operation
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*'''Duration''': 12 months
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*'''Expected results:'''
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**output : FFT library for DSP
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**output : complex open source application for Hawkboard
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**output : system demand should test some aspects hardware/kernel
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*'''Contact''': andrewt@cse.unsw.edu.au
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*'''Will you support hawkboard.org initiative ? How ''':
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**1. All code & schematics will be open sources
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**2. Try to contribute to mailing lists
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*'''One thing you like about this platform or initiative''':
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** Prospect of vibrant community behind the hardware so fixes/workarounds likely when problems are met
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====  Internet Portable Media Streaming Device ====
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* '''Title'''  : Media Hawk
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*'''Short project description''':
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** An ultra small media streaming device to stream audio/video over Ethernet
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** Capable of streaming multiple video source on the same link
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** Talk to a server over internet
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** In-built ability to store media locally in a non portable configuration either through USB or SATA connection
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** LCD touch screen user interface to provide control.
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*'''Homepage''': http://hawk.sandengine.com (coming up soon)
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* '''Why not on other board ?''':
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**1. Hawkboard has DSP core, A/V, EMAC, SATA and USB which makes it ideal for these kind of gadgets
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**2. It will be a low power and inexpensive to build a device for consumer market
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*'''Duration''':
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**    6 to 9 months
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*'''Expected results:''':
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** A ready to use and easy to carry device in a setup where a video feed can be streamed on a network
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** Add software around this device to make it more usable in a wide consumer segment
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*'''Contact:''': rizwan@sandengine.com
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*'''Will you support hawkboard.org initiative? How?''':
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** We will provide constant feed on our findings and development to hawkboard.org
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** This product will leverage the work done by others on different interfaces
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** Our plan to go for a consumer electronics market will give a big boost to the hawkboard and OMAP processor line.
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*'''One thing you like about this platform or initiative:''':
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** This platform provides a very price-performance ratio.
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** The SATA interface is a very powerful feature which differentiate it from others at this price level.
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====  Development and proof of concept of using HawkBoard for HiFi audio signal processing ====
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* '''Title'''  :  Hifi Audio Signal Processing
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* '''Short project description''':
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**The project will prove the HawkBoards ability to do signal processing on audio material
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***Main concern for many enthusiasts is the difficulty of doing custom signal processing that still retain good fidelity in terms of noise and harmonic distortion. By proving the concept and measuring the quality of processing the audio community will benefit and quickly join the HawkBoard community.
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* '''Homepage''': Blog - Gaston's Blunders [http://gaston-dsp.blogspot.com/]
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* '''Why not on other board ?''':
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**Hawkboard has a floating point DSP which makes it perfect for medium bandwidth processing
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**Hawkboard is a open community platform
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**My contributions will be leveraged by global open community
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* '''Duration''': 3-6 months
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* '''Expected results''':
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**A simple framework that can be used to prove the performance on audio signals
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**Wiki page to describe the entire development method here ...
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* '''Contact''': Gaston.DSP[at]gmail[.]com
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* '''Will you support hawkboard.org initiative ? How ''':
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**By creating wiki's of my understanding
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**By being on mailing lists and IRC and try to answer the questions
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* '''One thing you like about this platform or initiative''':
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**Cheap Open Platform with very high return on small effort
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====  GPS Navigation & Multimedia Device ====
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* '''Title'''  :  HawkMutiNav
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* '''Short project description''':
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**This Device will will be used as GPS Navigation & Multimedia device in Vehicles.
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1.GPS Nav:-
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With Limited Maps available for India or Non-US/Non-European Countries ,Data from Google Maps could be
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offlined using Gmapcather or similar software.
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Then integrating with NMEA GPS Devices (Holux or soemthing similar),with gpsd it could provide a low cost ,
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yet fully functional GPS location device.Integrating further with GPSdrive ,it could enable a GPS Navigation
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too.
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2.Offline Panoramio & Wiki of the Places.
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3.Audio & Video Player
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(Not sure about video processing capability)
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* '''Homepage''': www.citel.com(my company ,not anything specific to project or board ,but yes planning for porting asterisk server)
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* '''Why not on other board ?''':
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**Cheap & Open Hardware
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**VGA (enablng low cost LCD Displays)
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**SATA Interface to loads tons of Maps(Satellite,Terrain) & Pictures.
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**Lack of Ethernet
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* '''Duration''': 1-2 months
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* '''Expected results''':
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**Device will be shown on Youtube & Wikipage
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* '''Contact''': alok.prasad7[at]gmail[.]com
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* '''Will you support hawkboard.org initiative ? How ''':
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**Drivers & kernel Development Maintenance
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** Implementing Multiple Ideas using the Board,(e.g. Asterisk Server ,GPS Nav Device)
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* '''One thing you like about this platform or initiative''':
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**Best Hardware available in this range.There are lot of Helloworld Programmer out there.Expensive hardware has render very few Hellodsp or embedded programmer.This will really this scenario.
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====  Integration of ZXing Scanner in to hawk platform ====
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* '''Title'''  :  Integration of ZXing Scanner in to hawk platform
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* '''Short project description''':
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**The project will integrate ZXing- Scanner to the  Linux support
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** for more details http://code.google.com/p/zxing/
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* '''Homepage''': http://hawkboard.wordpress.com
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* '''Why not on other board ?''':
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**Hawkboard is a open community platform
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**My contributions will be leveraged by global open community
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**My efforts will be recognized and appreciated by world wide hawk, beagle, OMAP, Davinci communities.
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**I Love to work on any chipt sets which are coming from TI.
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* '''Duration''': 4 months
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* '''Expected results''':
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**Now Hawk board is scan enable with 1D and 2D bar codes
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**Wiki page to describe the entire development method here ...
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* '''Contact''': sayiram.kothuri@gmail.com
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* '''Will you support hawkboard.org initiative ? How ''':
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**By creating wiki's of my understanding
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**By being on mailing lists and IRC and try to answer the questions
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* '''One thing you like about this platform or initiative''':
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**Open Platform
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====  Web-Based Industrial Automation Control ====
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* '''Title'''  :  Industrial Automation Control
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* '''Short project description''':
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**The project will host an web server and along with Datalogger and Relays to Controls the Machines.
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Will ease in Web enabling industrial Devices.
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* '''Homepage''': NA
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* '''Why not on other board ?''':
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**Hawkboard is a open community platform
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**Low cost Ethernet Solution
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** Peripheral Expansion for Adding relays and Interface card
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* '''Duration''': 3 months
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* '''Expected results''':
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**Low Cost Industrial Automation device
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**Wiki page to describe the entire development method here
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* '''Contact''': swetasharmaa[at]gmail[.]com
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* '''Will you support hawkboard.org initiative ? How ''':
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**By creating wiki's of my understanding
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**By being on mailing lists and IRC and try to answer the questions
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* '''One thing you like about this platform or initiative''':
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**Open Platform
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**Low Cost
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==== Android port for Hawkboard ====
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* '''Title'''  : Android port for Hawkboard
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* '''Short project description''':
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**This project aims at following
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***Will give developers an insight of Android porting to Hawkboard
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* '''Homepage''': http://labs.embinux.org
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* '''Why not on other board ?''':
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**Hawkboard is a open community platform
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**Easily available cheap development board
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**Easy to gain knowledge on BSP, device drivers, DSP  with various peripherals onboard
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* '''Duration''': 1 month
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* '''Expected results'''
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**Will enable developers understand Android platform as well Hawkboard very well
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* '''Contact''': osd@embinux.com
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* '''Will you support hawkboard.org initiative ? How ''':
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**By creating wiki's of my understanding
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**By being on mailing lists and IRC and try to answer the questions
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**By giving binary as well as source code distribution to the community
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* '''One thing you like about this platform or initiative''':
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**Open Platform & cheap

Latest revision as of 11:15, 3 August 2010


Introduction

  • What is hawkboard.org ?
Hawkboard.org is a Open Community Portal for OMAP L 138 ( ARM 9 and C674x Floating Point DSP) Applications
  • What is hawkboard ?
A OMAP L 138 based Open Platform designed by a small team of engineers @ Innovate Solutions
  • What is Early Adopter Program ?
Honestly, this is an exercise to educate the community on OMAP L 138 offerings and technology
  • Who can participate ?
Passionate Open Community members, Technologists interested in leveraging the OMAP L 138 technology and developing innovative applications, Team members who would want to drive and educate the community on the correct or right usage of the platform.
  • Last day for submissions?
November 30th 2009
  • When will I receive the board if selected?
By Dec 15th 2009
  • What is the selection Criteria ?
A group of Community members will be identified as Judges to review the proposals. The judges will choose the early adopters
  • What after winning a board ?
The Board is all yours, we look forward to the execution of your proposed solution.
  • Should the solution be open ?
Yes, after or while execution of the project you are requested to give the details to make this a successful open source program

Proposals

<below is a template / example, please keep the heading and use the same for your proposals>

<example starts>

Linux Driver Development for HawkBoard Peripherals

  • Title  : Driver Development
  • Short project description:
    • The project will add the Linux driver support, following are the drivers I will be interested in developing and maintaining
      • VGA
      • Composite In
  • Why not on other board ?:
    • Hawkboard is a open community platform
    • My contributions will be leveraged by global open community
    • My efforts will be recognized and appreciated by world wide hawk, beagle, OMAP, Davinci communities.
  • Duration: 3 months
  • Expected results:
    • VGA and Composite drivers will be implemented and submitted to davinci mailing list for kernel.org submissions.
    • Wiki page to describe the entire development method here ...
  • Contact: khasim[at]beagleboard[.]org
  • Will you support hawkboard.org initiative ? How :
    • By creating wiki's of my understanding
    • By being on mailing lists and IRC and try to answer the questions
  • One thing you like about this platform or initiative:
    • Open Platform

<example ends>


SIP client demo

  • Title  : SIP client on hawkboard
  • Short project description:
    • Get a SIP client working (linphone), maybe use DSP to off-load audio processing.
      • Use audio, network and DSP.
      • Maybe use video later-on.
  • Why not on other board ?:
    • Have some experience with beagleboard, but hawkboard seems to have more complete interfaces.
    • Cheap platform, DSP.
  • Duration: maybe one to three month, depending on scope (DSP, video).
  • Expected results:
    • Audio and network working.
    • Maybe extend user-interface later-on using VGA, video in.
  • Contact: pmeerw@pmeerw.net
  • Will you support hawkboard.org initiative ? How :
    • Contribute as open source. Provide demonstration image.
  • One thing you like about this platform or initiative:
    • Seems promising given beagleboard's success; visibility.

Hawk Media Server

  • Title  : Hawk Media Server
  • Short project description: This project aims at achieving the following:
    • A media server for homes, that will be a central repository for all media - video/ audio/ pictures and documents
    • Long term goals:
      • Subject to feasibility, Probably a PVR using video in or video over IP
      • A video surveillance application in conjunction with leopard board, where the media server can be used for recording surveillance videos.
  • Why not on other board ?:
    • Hawk has a SATA interface, ideal to interface with internal hard disks.
    • Cheaper than Beagleboard
  • Duration: Three months
  • Expected results:
    • A ready to install image that others can use to configure Hawk as a media server
    • All details shared up on a wiki
  • Contact: sradhakrishna@firstpenugin.org
  • Will you support hawkboard.org initiative ? How? :
    • Would like to provide any help with developing drivers or maintaining uboot/ kernel.
  • One thing you like about this platform or initiative:
    • Open Source
    • A platform for hobbyists to try out new ideas in a quick manner

Hawkboard support in poky linux

  • Title  : Hawkboard support in poky Linux
  • Short project description:

Provide support for hawkboard in poky linux platform. Provide demo images for Sato.

  • Why not on other board ?:

Ideal for small resolution displays. Low cost platform to work on.

  • Duration:

About 3 months.

  • Expected results:

A working Sato demo image.

  • Contact: drt80d at gmail.com
  • Will you support hawkboard.org initiative ? How :

Yes. By providing support to the community on software. And sharing exp. and helping others.

  • One thing you like about this platform or initiative:

Low cost and easy for hobbyist to get hands on.


Encrypted Telephony system using Hawkboard

  • Title  : Encrypted Telephony system
  • Short project description: This project aims at achieving the following:
    • An Encrypted Telephony system which will be powered by Hawkboard to encrypt/decrypt the telephone signals between the sender and receiver.
    • Long term goals:
      • Can be used by mass people subject to feasibility.


  • Homepage:will be given later
  • Why not on other board ?:
    • Hawk is cheap ARM board for supporting Linux kernel USB/USB-OTG support.
    • Cheaper than Beagleboard
  • Duration: 4 months
  • Expected results:
    • All details will be shared up on a wiki
  • Contact: parthaneela@gmail.com
  • Will you support hawkboard.org initiative ? How? :
    • Would like to provide any help with developing drivers or maintaining uboot/ kernel/code optimization/Testing.
  • One thing you like about this platform or initiative:
    • Open Source
    • A platform for hobbyists to try out new ideas in a quick manner

Hawk Medical Kit

  • Title  : Hawk Medical Kit
  • Short project description: Hawk Med Kit (HMK) is a portable Medical diagnostic kit
    • Description
      • HMK is a low cost portable diagnostic kit for use by Medical community esp for rural health care and on mobile health care units. It shall provide interfaces for open/commercial portable ultrasound probes, open or commercial 12-lead ECG probes, Oxygen Saturation probes. It could be extended to be used for tele-healthcare/tele-radiology and other cardio monitoring applications.
  • Homepage: (not in place, yet)
  • Why not on other board ?:
    • reason 1 Hawkboard is ideal as it provides a floating point DSP for signal processing and ARM9 for control & UI for this device
    • reason 2 Open platform provides opportunity to improve software & hardware for health care applications and promote interoperability
  • Duration: 12-16 months
  • Expected results:
    • output 1 : Open Healthcare platform
    • output 2 : Social impact through open initiatives
  • Contact: vu3thg@gmail.com
  • Will you support hawkboard.org initiative ? How :
    • 1 Contributions to its improvement and development initiatives
    • 2 Maintain documentation and provide support
  • One thing you like about this platform or initiative:
    • 1 Such Low cost open platform seeds innovation



Networked Media Solution

  • Title  : Networked Media Playback, Storage and Discovery
  • Short project description:
    • Description
      • A media player for music enthusiasts not computer or network engineers
      • A complete solution storage, discovery and control
      • Multiple Ethernet connections through wireless and wired to fit with any installation
  • Why not on other board ?:
    • Hawkboard comes with SATA giving a reliable connection to drives, USB has proved too fragile with openembedded
    • Price - much cheaper than Gumstix and Beagleboard, both of which do not support SATA
  • Duration: 6-12 months
  • Expected results:
    • output 1 : Products capable of forming a network where none previously existed
    • output 2 : Media discovery from a range of sources and the ability to store CD collections internally
  • Contact: stuart68@gmail.com
  • Will you support hawkboard.org initiative ? How :
    • Our work with Gumstix has already resulted in changes being submitted to the openembedded mainline
    • Our product will require the use of most of the interfaces Hawkboard provide, our work will help to debug the drivers each uses
    • We will feedback our findings to the openembedded wiki to make it easy for others to configure interfaces like wireless
    • Push the use of the DSP with openembedded and not just use the ARM core for encoding and decoding
  • One thing you like about this platform or initiative:
    • Its use of SATA - without this there was no other viable development system with a similar entry cost

Data Acquisition System

  • Title  : HawkDaq
  • Short project description:
    • Description
      • A Low-power/Portable platform for capturing of different types of data including Analog and Digital
      • Interfaces with Capture Board through LAN/SPI/USB/UART etc.
      • Processes the data acquired and display by demand through HMI interface (undefined at the moment)
  • Why not on other board ?:
    • Reason 1 Data - Hawkboard has SATA which is great if the user desires to capture the data onto disk.
    • Reason 2 Price - Is cheaper than Gumstix and Beagleboard, which might be an overkill in terms of graphics capability for this application.
    • Reason 3 DSP - Hawkboard has a DSP for signal processing which might be helpful in processing some of the acquired data. mini2440 does not have a DSP.
  • Duration: 6 -9 months
  • Expected results:
    • Output 1 : An Open Portable Data Acquisition Platform
    • Output 2 : Customised Solutions for Commercial Data Acquisition Usage
  • Contact: wee.kiampeng@orangeknob.com
  • Will you support hawkboard.org initiative ? How :
    • Of course!
    • We will develop the sw platform with the community and hopefully everyone will benefit from the exercise,.
    • We will develop with & provide the hardware design for the acquisition portion to the community.
  • One thing you like about this platform or initiative:
    • It fits the bill of what we intended to do with other boards which lacks in certain areas and overkills in certain areas.

Unmanned Air Vehicle Mission Computer

  • Title  : Air Vehicle Flight Control with Payload Processing
  • Short project description:
    • Description
      • Complete solution for managing flight operations, like any conventional mission computer
      • Additional capability to do payload video management with video compression and encoding
      • Unique capability to produce "UAV on a chip"!
  • Why not on other board ?:
    • Hawkboard has tremendous options for interfaces, such as SATA and USB for mass storage
    • Allows the realization of complete flight ops integration on a single programmable IC
    • Very low entry cost for development
  • Duration: 6-12 months
  • Expected results:
    • output 1 : Demonstrate the use of COTS components for unmanned systems operations
    • output 2 : Produce a single-chip solution for flight control that will also manage computationally-intensive payload (video) tasks
    • output 3 : Define a low-cost system that will be useful for civilian operators, such as fire and police, forestry, and surveying interests
  • Contact: vadimv@ieee.org
  • Will you support hawkboard.org initiative ? How :
    • Our codebase will be open-sourced. We will have a proprietary control system model that will be closed-source, but that is user-replaceable
    • We will be making heavy use of the DSP core and will be able to debug many drivers/algorithms associated with its use.
  • One thing you like about this platform or initiative:
    • A fantastic blend of general-purpose computing with a powerful signal processing capability at a rock-bottom system cost.

OpenCV port and application to an Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV)

  • Title: OpenCV port and application to an Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV)
  • Short project description: the final aim is to have an embedded vision system, thus the project is divided in two parts
    • port OpenCV to the DSP C674x (the bigger part of the project). Current ports of OpenCV on similar architecture (OMAP 3530) are only based on the ARM.
    • use vision algorithms to stabilize an UAV; these algorithms already exists and the OpenCV port with the floating point support will help to put them on the HawkBoard:
      • optical flow
      • visual SLAM (Simultaneous Localisation And Mapping)
  • Homepage:
    • of our laboratory: [1] (not up to date)
    • a wiki will be created when the project starts
  • Why not on other board ?:
    • it will be one of the cheapest
    • a lot of boards do not have DSP :ARM (PXA 255, 270, 3xx) or Atom boards (Z530)
    • some have DSP, but no floating point DSP (OMAP 3530 boards, like BeagleBoard)
    • built-in video-in, with dedicated VPIF video bus (better than USB)
  • Duration: 6-12 months
  • Expected results:
    • OpenCV running smoothly on the board, and optimized for the DSP
    • vision algorithms running in real time, and able to stabilize the UAV
  • Contact: gsanahuj@hds.utc.fr
  • Will you support hawkboard.org initiative ? How :
    • providing all codes of the OpenCV port to the community
    • a wiki will explain vision algorithms (which are not UAV specific) and provide exemples and source codes
    • will help development of applications using DSP and video-in
  • One thing you like about this platform or initiative:
    • the floating point DSP, will facilitate OpenCV port

HAWKEYE Software Defined Radio

  • Title : Multichannel Software Defined Radio / Spectrum Monitor and Logger
  • Short project description:
    • The system will consist of a wideband data capture HW frontend, digital demodulation of a band of RF spectrum.
    • Hawkboard will provide baseband processing, DSP capabilities to process spectrum and generate a graphical spectrum display of a band of interest.
    • Parallel decode as many individual channels as possible, storing spectrum history and decoded channels to a local disk via SATA interface.
    • User interface to select frequency band, channels of interest etc...
  • Homepage: TBD
  • Why not on other board ?:
    • reason 1 : Hawkboard provides a unique combination of easy to program ARM 9 for user interface and I/O, high performance DSP for processing, SATA interface for storage and Ethernet/USB for interfacing.
    • reason 2 : Low cost board with all required features on a small in expensive board, multiple boards will be required to cover a large bandwidth.
    • reason 3 : Floating point DSP eases development of high dynamic range processing (weak signal detection)
  • Duration: 3 Months HW front end plus 3 Months SW implementation
  • Expected results:
    • output : Produce HW front end with interface to Hawkboard
    • output : DSP application software with spectrum, channel decode etc
    • output : User interface control and LCD display
  • Contact: pagercam@gmail.com
  • Will you support hawkboard.org initiative ? How :
    • 1. Open source project
    • 2. Examples of multithreaded real-time DSP, "How to" documentation via wiki
    • 3. Example HW interfacing, "How to" documentation via wiki


  • One thing you like about this platform or initiative:
    • Everything I need in more small low power chip

Range of Motion Evaulator

  • Title : Range of Motion Evaulator
  • Short project description:
    • Desciption
    • 1 A latch on device providing accurate Range Of Motion measurement and data logging for applications such as physiotherapy
    • 2 Maybe used to measure range of motion after fracture/surgery to see correct healing
  • Homepage: Coming soon
  • Why not on other board ?:
    • Provides ports to faciliate data logging
    • Provides DSP capabilities may prove useful in visualization in 3D space
    • Low cost may even make it a single use device
  • Duration: 9-12 months
  • Expected results:
    • Accurate mesurements of movement in space
    • Analysis and loggin, as well as visualization and feedback
  • Contact:sumitb555@gmail.com
  • Will you support hawkboard.org initiative ? How :
    • 1. Code will be opensource and the documentation will be available for any additional harware
  • One thing you like about this platform or initiative:
    • ARM9 with DSP capabilities and availability of multiple ports

Delivery Management

  • Title : Delivery Management
  • Other details : Author has sent a mail, waiting for approval to post the same here.

Linux based USB peripheral

  • Title  : Linux based USB peripheral
  • Short project description:
    • This project will turn the Hawk board into a Linux based USB peripheral.
    • It will be initially tested as a USB device for the Beagle Board to provide:
      • ethernet
      • composite video capture
      • storage services using a SATA disk drive.
  • Why not on other board ?:
    • Other boards do not offer the same collection of interfaces as the hawk board.
    • My efforts will be recognized and appreciated by world wide hawk, beagle, OMAP, Davinci communities.
  • Duration: 3 months
  • Expected results:
    • Images for the Hawk will be posted along with interfacing information for the Beagle Board.
    • A video and/or a demo showing functionalities in use with the Beagle Board.
  • Contact: hy-hawk[at]hy-research[.]com
  • Will you support hawkboard.org initiative ? How :
    • By creating demonstrations of the Hawk board in use.
    • Providing an example of usage as a USB device
    • By designing and offering accessories such as cases and expansion boards for the community
    • By being on mailing lists and IRC and try to answer the questions
  • One thing you like about this platform or initiative:
    • Open Platform
    • Range of interfaces offered around a low power core

Linux Driver Development for HawkBoard Peripherals

  • Title  : Driver Development
  • Short project description:
    • The project will add the Linux driver support, following are the drivers I will be interested in developing and maintaining
      • SATA
      • SD/MMC
  • Why not on other board ?:
    • I want to contribute to open source community
  • Duration: 3 months
  • Expected results:
    • SATA and SD/MMC drivers will be implemented and submitted to davinci mailing list for kernel.org submissions.
  • Contact: georgekk[at]gmail[.]com
  • Will you support hawkboard.org initiative ? How :
    • By creating wiki's of my understanding
    • By being on mailing lists and IRC and try to answer the questions
  • One thing you like about this platform or initiative:
    • Open Platform

Linux Driver Development for HawkBoard Peripherals

  • Title  : Driver Development
  • Short project description:
    • The project will add the Linux driver support, following are the drivers I will be interested in developing and maintaining
      • ASoC support
  • Why not on other board ?:
    • I want to contribute to open source community
  • Duration: 3 months
  • Expected results:
    • ASoC drivers will be implemented and submitted to davinci mailing list for kernel.org submissions.
  • Contact: sudhanshu.saxena[at]gmail[.]com
  • Will you support hawkboard.org initiative ? How :
    • By creating wiki's of my understanding
    • By being on mailing lists and IRC and try to answer the questions
  • One thing you like about this platform or initiative:
    • Open Platform

Robotics video plus API

  • Title: Robotics video plus API
  • Short project description:
    • The hobbyist robotics community often use µc that are not really powerfull because the calculations in robots can (often) be achieved by simple 8bits µc and because more powerful µc are often too expensives or more dificult to use.
      The principal device that need more calculus power is the camera, and actually there is not so much devices for hobbyists that are able to deal with camera.
      Hawkboard has several advantages for this purpose: calculus power (arm9+DSP), video input, complete well known OS (Linux), small price, GPIO + well known buses, small size.
    • Our principal goal is to provide a well documented example of how to use a camera with hawkboard (with using OpenCV library).
    • Our secondary goal is to provide examples of how to interface Hawboard with well known robotics actuator or sensors.
    • Our dead line is driven by the participation of our robot to an european robotic contest! (This is the 7th year we participate...)
  • Why not on other board ?:
    • Easy usable video input
    • Board with a well known OS that can process real time video
    • Price : linux board cheaper than OMAP3530 platforms
    • Full set of inputs/outputs
    • Networking capabilities
  • Duration: 6-12 months
  • Expected results:
    • output 1 : Provide a complete use case of using a camera for robotics with our robot (object following for example)
    • output 2 : Provide several use case of using Hawboard IO in order to interface with other robotics components (leds/switchs/DC motors/servo/I2C/SPI/Ethernet...)
    • output 3 : Demonstration of our robot capabilities at eurobot (european robotics cup)
  • Contact: team.as.tech[at]gmail[.]com
  • Will you support hawkboard.org initiative ? How:
    • A wiki section will be added to fully describe our project
    • A video use case using the DSP to get all the benefits of the platform
    • An api or/and examples of how to use the principal devices necessary for robotics (Video In, PWM, UART, SPI, I2C, GPIO, ethernet ...)
  • One thing you like about this platform or initiative:
    • A cheap platform for robotics with easy acces to video and currents IO

Pro Audio Digital Mixer

  • Title  : ProAudio Digital Mixer
  • Short project description:
    • This is a ProAudio Digital Mixer, which leverages the high end Audio Signal Processing capabilities of the C674x DSP inside, while using the ARM core to perform OS tasks, User Interface, Communications and Storage.
  • Homepage: Not yet created.
  • Why not on other board ?:
    • No other catalog processor integrates a floating point DSP as well as high performance ARM core.
    • Hawkboard is supported by the community.
    • Already taking part on BeagleBoard audio related projects, so this cross-processor effort will be more fruitful and will encourage others to take part.
  • Duration: 6 months
  • Expected results:
    • Implementation of Audio Digital Processing algorithms on the DSP core.
    • Leveraging the already existent ARM-based code to implement the OS/Comms/Storage/UI code.
    • Synchronization of ARM and DSP to get the ARM effectively controlling the DSP execution (algorithm parameters)
    • Wiki page to describe the entire development method here ...
  • Contact: jaime[dot]aranguren[at]ieee[.]org
  • Will you support hawkboard.org initiative ? How :
    • By creating wiki's of my understanding
    • By being on mailing lists and IRC and try to answer the questions
  • One thing you like about this platform or initiative:
    • Open Platform
    • Floating point DSP + ARM core on the same chip... Amazing!!!
    • It is community based

James

  • Title: James
  • Short project description: James aims to be a home server for data and multimedia, including the acquisition of content, recording of video (mythtv backend) and audio playback. It started as a project on beagleboard but got stalled due to USB issues. This project will leverage upon the results of the BeagleBoard work and will also attempt to maximize reuse of existing good software.
  • Homepage: to be added; The status of the BeagleBoard version can be found on http://www.elinux.org/BeagleBoard/James
  • Why not on other board ?:
    • Hawkboard is probably the lowest cost solution for this (which is interesting because it is affordable to have a 2nd board as e.g. mythtv backend)
    • This work was started on Beagleboard, but there were too many problems with USB. Also on Beagle, USB would probably become a bottleneck (with both video input (for mythtv), network and mass storage being on the same bus). As Hawkboard has sata and ethernet on board I expect way less issues
    • An attempt was also done with sheevaplug. Technically this one is also interesting but lacks SATA and audio out.
  • Duration: undefined. The project will deliver functionality in increments. See also the expected results.
  • Expected results:
    • Documentation on how to get everything working
    • up to date recipes for the functionality in openembedded
    • perhaps an image with all the software (this depends on availability of a place to store the image); alternately there may be a composite package including all the software.
  • Functionwise the expected results are:
    • support for hawkboard in OpenEmbedded (expected time to realise: < 1 wk)
    • file server (nfs, samba, iscsi, uPnP server (probably coherence))
    • audio playback (mpd, phpMP, internet radio (shoutcast))
    • web functionality (ftp, telnet, ssh, apache+php+mysql, inetd, webdav?)
    • mythtv backend
    • content acquisition (news leecher, torrent client, cd ripping, internet radio recording, copying content from photo camera (ptp, mass storage, mtp?)
    • printer support (cups). not sure about scanner
  • and maybe in a later stage:
    • sip client, asterisk, webcam
    • some VGA related functionality (UI for various functions), including wiimote and lirc support
    • bluetooth support (phone for UI, bluetooth audio streaming, interfacing with bluetooth GPS)
    • cd/dvd recording (video probably without transcoding so direct data from the PVR).
    • webcam security app (e.g. zoneminder) (not sure if the hw is powerful enough for this)
    • speech synthesis (e.g. flite)
  • Contact: fransmeulenbroeks at gmail.com
  • Will you support hawkboard.org initiative ? How : By actively contributing on the mailing list and on irc
  • One thing you like about this platform or initiative: The tremendous amount of functionality and interfaces for such a low price.

Hawkdroid

  • Title: Hawkdroid
  • Short project description: Porting Android to Hawkboard. This will enable host of applications from Android platform to run on hawkboard.
  • Homepage: Yet to setup
  • Why not on other board ?:
    • Chipest Open Platform with lot of peripherals available to run Android.
    • Strong community support
  • Duration: 2 months
  • Expected results:
    • Binaries which will demonstrate Android platform running on Hawkboard
    • Wiki page of steps to follow
    • Source code of ported Android platform
  • Contact: rupeshgujare[at]gmail[.]com
  • Will you support hawkboard.org initiative ? How :
    • By creating wiki's of my understanding
    • By being on mailing lists and try to answer the questions
  • One thing you like about this platform or initiative:

Very Chip Open Platform with lot of peripheral support


Driver Enhancement : Video

  • Title: Driver Enhancement
  • Short project description:
    • I am planing to work on Video In/Out & I2C driver. Besides this, I am interested in supporting some interesting peripherals over USB too. I am planing to generate faster user interface layer by using various possible hardware feature.
  • Homepage: http://www.sachde.com (As of now, nothing about this project on site.)
  • Why not on other board ?: I have fairly good understanding of Davinci architecture, The Hawkboard kernel support is integrated in davinci kernel tree.
  • Duration: Will start as soon as I will get access to board and keep updating in all related mailing list.
  • Expected results: Support for more featured drivers with better throughput.
  • Contact: irc : virals email: viralsachde at gmail dot com
  • Will you support hawkboard.org initiative ? How :
    • Providing my observation on kernel on mailing list / irc / wiki
    • Will try to integrate more peripheral support in driver
    • Probably by providing support to local community ( at Bangalore, India) in personal or during events.
  • One thing you like about this platform or initiative:
    • Use of OMAP L13# series processor

Low-power desktop replacement

  • Title: Low-power desktop replacement
  • Short project description: Combined with Citrix application server, the hawkboard based computer can replace regular desktops which consume a lot of energy. This not only saves electricity, but also offers savings on cooling and less noise in an office environment. The client only needs to run the free citrix client software.
  • Homepage: None yet
  • Why not on other board ?: Power consumption, lack of ethernet connectivity and size.
  • Duration: Hoping to have a working proof-of-concept for clients in the next few months
  • Expected results: Our main market will be western Europe, where we expect to install a few hundred devices during 2010. Installations will be combined with application hosting and remote desktop maintainance services.
  • Contact: nick@hostlogic.nl
  • Will you support hawkboard.org initiative ? How : Testing early devices and if usable we will develop a minimal kernel and desktop install image.
  • One thing you like about this platform or initiative: Open-source, connectivity on the board (compared to beagleboard) and above all low power consumption.

DAGO

  • Title: DAGO
  • Short project description: DAGO (Digital Audio visual and Gesture Organism) is a portable natural input processing system initially developed for controlling IP based devices. Input will range from any form of human communication means e.g. speech, visual gesture, etc.
  • Homepage: http://dago-initiatives.posterous.com
  • Why not on other board ?:
    • Hawkboard is affordable and powerful enough to process complex gesture recognition process.
    • Hawkboard uses floating point DSP which can reduce development time.
  • Duration: We expected to have early demo after 6 months.
  • Expected results:
    • Realtime gesture and speech recognition.
    • IP devices control.
    • running Angstrom Linux
    • dropbear ssh server
    • audio (ALSA) and visual (webcam with OpenCV) interface.
    • pattern recogntion engine.
    • ethernet
  • Contact: dio.rahman at gmail.com, n.arif.setiawan at gmail.com
  • Will you support hawkboard.org initiative ? How : By actively contributing on the mailing list and on irc
  • One thing you like about this platform or initiative: floating point DSP

TAO-HEAT (The All-in-One Hobbyist/Engineering/Analyst Toolkit)

  • Title: TAO-HT (The All-in-One Hobbyist/Engineering/Analyst Toolkit)
  • Short project description: TAO-HT is a portable all-in-one instrument. The only tool that you will need in your electronics workbench.
  • Homepage: in the works...;
  • Why not on other board ?:
    • Hawkboard is affordable, open and has DSP capabilities.
    • Hawkboard is small and lightweight that is perfect for a portable all-in-one instrument.
  • Duration: The expected duration for a demo is about 7 months.
  • Expected results:
    • LCD Display
    • Oscilloscope
    • Signal Generator
    • Frequency Generator
    • Logic Probe
    • Multimeter
    • Voltmeter
    • Ammeter
    • Inductance Meter
    • Capacitance Meter
    • Text/PDF/Picture Viewer (SD Card)
    • USB Connection
  • Contact: jom_antonio (at) yahoo 'dat' com
  • Will you support hawkboard.org initiative ? How : By being active on the irc, plus, I could also promote to schools I regularly visit the features and capabilities of the Hawkboard.
  • One thing you like about this platform or initiative: The Omap processor and its DSP Capabilities

Open CourseWare Based on Hawk Board

  • Title: A Hands-on Courseware consisting of Lab experiments on DSP, Embedded Linux, OS.
  • Short project description:
    • This project aims to bring Lab based on a DSP processor to every Engineering institute in India.
    • We intend to design a Lab course based on Hawkboard, which will give opportunity to students to try out the theoretical knowledge gained on Signal processing courses(Signal & System, Digital Signal Processing), Embedded Linux courses and Operating System courses basically for UG and PG Students.
  • Homepage: TBD;
  • Why not on other board ?:
    • Hawkboard is a very affordable platform offering high performance.
    • Hawkboard has Floating Point DSP and ARM9 core.
    • Institutes will want to establish their DSP, Embedded Labs based on a single platform which can be used for training on DSP, ARM, OS etc, Hawk Board can fulfill all these roles.
  • About our Team: A group of Senior Undergrad and Masters Students at IIIT-Hyd, who have introduced new courses teaching AVR microcontroller to UG and PG students. Now we want to develop DSP and ARM expertise in our Institute and furthur to other Universities and Institutes.
  • Duration: 3-4 months.
  • Expected results:
    • Complete Documentation on how to setup HawkBoard.
    • A Documentation introducing DSP Programming, Embedded Linux Concepts, Device Driver Development, Operating System Principles on Hawk Board.
    • A series of Writeups for all the Lab Experiments like
      • Signal & System and DSP - Convolution, Correlation, System Response, FFT, FIR-IIR filters, implementing some generic algorithm...
      • Embedded Linux - Introduction, Compiling Kernel, Internals of Kernel.
    • Introduce these Experiments as a part of relevant Courses at IIIT-Hyderabad.
  • Contact: shubham_g at students dot iiit dot ac dot in
  • Will you support hawkboard.org initiative ? How :
    • Open Sourcing the Course ware and promoting it in different institutes
    • Providing Online Support to Queries and problems.
  • One thing you like about this platform or initiative:
    • Initiated in India
    • Open Source
    • Very Affordable to Hobbyists

Voice Browser

  • Title  : Voice Browser
  • Short project description: Create a VoiceXML-compatible Voice Browser on the Hawkboard by integrating OpenVXI, Sphinx 4, and Festvox from Carnegie Mellon University's Open Source Speech Software, algorithms from TI's own application notes, and other components.
  • Why not on other board ?: Speech recognition and synthesis are showcase applications for a heterogenous OMAP architecture. A DSP architecture is well suited for real-time filtering, feature extraction, and phoneme synthesis, offloading the interrupt overhead, memory bandwidth, and processor cycles from the general purpose CPU for processing of the grammar, Markov Models, and network protocols. In particular, the Hawkboard L138's C674x has floating point for wide dynamic range, the ARM 9 offers excellent energy efficient, and the built-in connectivity eliminates the need for an external Ethernet MAC and buffer.
  • Duration: 6-9 months
  • Expected results:
    • Short term:
      • With a connected microphone and speaker connected to the Hawkboard, demonstrate basic voice navigation of VoiceXML pages.
      • Document the selection and use of a Java virtual machine for OMAP L138 (needed for Sphinx 4).
      • Provide code to the Hawkboard community demonstrating use of the DSP for real-time voice processing and efficient inter-processor communication.
    • Long term:
      • Encourage research in voice recognition and synthesis.
      • Increase adoption of voice interfaces for visually impaired, handicapped, senior citizens, and others through a low-cost embedded hardware solution.
  • Contact: mschulma[at]employees[dot]org
  • Will you support hawkboard.org initiative ? How : Besides the code development, when the project is ready I will submit a proposal to teach a session at ESC.
  • One thing you like about this platform or initiative: As with BeagleBoard, making a low-cost development board with extensive community support is a direct acknowledgment that design engineers and hobbyists are the path to adoption, not expensive (often many hundreds of dollars) third-party development kits. This is consistent with TI's commitment towards open source tools, already demonstrated with support for the Gnu toolchain and CCS4's recent move to Eclipse.



Mobile Assistive In-campus Vehicle

  • Title  : Mobile Assistve In-campus vehicle
  • Short project description: The purpose of this project is the design of a fully autonomous moving vehicle intended for capable of smart moving and helping the Physically challenged people to move freely to concern place easier and safer. This design focuses mainly on the movement of the Physically challenged person freely from one place to the desired designation place without any physical work of the handicapped person. With the help of the navigation system they can choose the desired place where they want to go and move to the place without operating the vehicle and reach the place safer. It is fully autonomous vehicle with comfort and safe travel is ensured. The complete control of the vehicle is via the ARM & DSP based board. To maintain constant speed, a sixth light sensor detects wheel rotation. The PWM signal to the motor is adjusted to maintain the desired speed through a digital feedback algorithm, obtaining data from the wheel. The navigations can be done by using touch screen and voice recognition method. A fully digitalized campus map utilized to track the destinations.

Case study: For this project we have taken the case study of MIT campus (Madras Institute of Technology, Chennai) where there totally 25 Physically challenged people(include blind people) are present all over the Departments. All the departments are located at different places. If they want to reach their departments, then they need some provision to go there from the main gate or by other's support. Classes and Labs are also available in different places. Its difficult to move from one place to another for them. So in-order to reduce their energy and to help a free movement this proposed vehicle is a good one for the movement.

  • Homepage: Not yet designed
  • Why not on other board ?: A low cost, ARM+DSP core support for DSP, Voice recognition, floating point support and wide varieties of external peripherals supports. Also the Open source platform provides opportunity to improve software & hardware for Assisitive technologies to help Physically challenged people in their day by day life.
  • Duration: 6 months
  • Expected results:
      • The final application will be released as a Open Source.
      • A Assistive technology application to help the physically challenged people in the academic area initially.
      • Increase adoption of voice interfaces for visually impaired, handicapped, senior citizens, and others through a low-cost embedded hardware solution.
      • Social impact


  • Contact: asprakash83[at]gmail[dot]com
  • Will you support hawkboard.org initiative ? How :
      • Contributions to its improvement and development initiatives
      • Provides all the codes of this project to the community
      • Planing to approach Academic institutions, Railways departments, Airport authorities,.etc to enable this Assistive technology in those areas. Hardware/Software supports will be shared with Hawkboard.org, if the above approach will be finished successfully.
  • One thing you like about this platform or initiative: Few experience with BB, I expect the same community support from Hawkboard. Students, Hobbyist, learners and hackers can easily learn ARM,DSP and many other relevant technologies. Bcoz of the low cost and good community support. It is also perfectly suitable for many industries oriented Embedded applications.

TomaHAWK

  • Title  : TomaHAWK
  • Short project description:
      • The purpose of this project is to exploit the versatile nature of the OMAP L 138 and construct a robot around the Hawkboard.
      • Our main intention of building this bot is to demonstrate and encourage undergrad students in our college and various other colleges to attempt projects on such state of the art boards and spread the word amongst peers.
  • Homepage: Yet to be created
  • Why not on other board ?:
      • Hawkboard is the ideal board for any electronics and robotics enthusiasts. The floating point C674x processor combined with the ARM9 make it all the more easy to give the bot superior processing power and we intend to develop voice command recognition , image processing for object recognition wireless control, sensor interfacing and probably even implement some neural network based learning into the bot. The peripherals needed are already built on to the board making development all the more simpler. I am quite confident the hawkboard will definitely make passionate undergrads go gaga over it!
  • Duration: 5 months
  • Expected results:
      • near future:
      • Built a Rudimentary bot equipped with steppers, an arm for clasping, ultrasound range sensors, wireless PC based control interface.
      • Interface a web cam , a wireless microphone for object and voice command recognition.
  • Contact: vik1124[at]gmail[.]com
  • Will you support hawkboard.org initiative ? How :
      • By creating wiki's of my understanding
      • By establishing a community in our college SJCE,Mysore and will have a workshop and a contest in our annual national level technical fest Cyberia by IEEE
      • Spread the word among the other colleges in and around our city and hopefully contribute on the global level.
  • One thing you like about this platform or initiative:
      • Open platform and a well documented community
      • Great potential in all fields
      • Perfectly suited for the fledglings wanting to try something State of the Art.
      • Whats not to like!

HAPLET

  • Title  : HAPLET
  • Short project description:
      • We are aiming to build a tablet pc with the hawkboard at its heart and a whole new range of peripherals.we are planning to replace the traditional lcd screen with a projector, thereby allowing the user to use any surface near him as a screen.Also the mouse interface is to be replaced by an ingenious haptic accelerometer device connected to your fingers thereby allowing your fingers to act as a mouse.a virtual keyboard is also to be provided.Haptic control of cameras with a whole range of other interfaces will make the tablet pc experience a lot more cool.
      • this is a project aimed at exploring and enhancing the portability of such a platform.
  • Homepage: Yet to be created
  • Why not on other board ?:
      • hawkboard with its arm9 core and floating point dsp will provide all the computational support.
      • the interfaces on the board will enable easier implementation of the project.
      • its affordable.
  • Duration: 5-6 months
  • Expected results:
      • all the required basic interfacings(projector,accelerometer,camera) to be completed
      • the short term goal would be to setup the basic makings of a haptic tablet pc
      • long term goal would be to increase the range of haptic interfaces
  • Contact: pkp.124@gmail.com
  • Will you support hawkboard.org initiative ? How :
      • will be an active member of the hawkboard community
      • will provide the encouragement and support to my friends and others in our college to make use of such a versatile board.
  • One thing you like about this platform or initiative:
      • its arm9 core and dsp processor.
      • open source initiative
      • a great hobbyist's and a technician's portable board.

Video recording

  • Title  : Video recording
  • Short project description:
    • We are planning to develop a portable camera recording system.
    • This application will be help by the powerful dsp of the OMAP138 for audio/video compression.
    • This system could be used for sports with an helmet camera, or for video monitoring.
    • This system could also be used to output the previously recorded video on a monitor.
  • Homepage: Will be created when the project will start.
  • Why not on other board ?:
    • The dsp allow the possibility to do an efficient video/audio compression and decompression.
    • The board is small, so it can be easily used in an embedded camera system.
    • The price is very small.
    • The board has ethernet connection usefull for a video monitoring system.
  • Duration: 6 months
  • Expected results:
    • Efficient video encoding taking advantage of the dsp
    • A complete recording system: helmet camera will be our first application
    • Then, after adding ethernet communication: a video monitoring system able to send data over internet
  • Contact: f.sly.cam@gmail.com
  • Will you support hawkboard.org initiative ? How :
    • will publish all our work: sources, tutorial, tips ...
    • will create a website descrybing the project, and where people will be able to ask questions on the hawkboard
  • One thing you like about this platform or initiative:
    • A great platform for a such small price that will help hobbyist to create powerfull toys!

  • Title : Autonomous Bioacoustic Monitoring System
  • Short project description:
    • The system will capture and in some cases recognises the calls of frogs, birds & another animals.
    • It will be deployed solar-powered in remote areas for long-term unatended monitoring.
    • General processing on Hawkboard, FFT offloaded to DSP.
    • Sound capture via Hawkboard audio or via custom USB board where >2 channels
    • or high sampling speed required, e.g. ultrasonic capture required
    • The SATA interface will be used to stream sound to disk.
  • Why not on other board ?:
    • reason 1 : SATA + USB 2.0 interface
    • reason 2 : DSP with prospect of a community supplying open source code for it
    • reason 3 : low power for solar operation
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Expected results:
    • output : FFT library for DSP
    • output : complex open source application for Hawkboard
    • output : system demand should test some aspects hardware/kernel
  • Contact: andrewt@cse.unsw.edu.au
  • Will you support hawkboard.org initiative ? How :
    • 1. All code & schematics will be open sources
    • 2. Try to contribute to mailing lists


  • One thing you like about this platform or initiative:
    • Prospect of vibrant community behind the hardware so fixes/workarounds likely when problems are met

Internet Portable Media Streaming Device

  • Title  : Media Hawk
  • Short project description:
    • An ultra small media streaming device to stream audio/video over Ethernet
    • Capable of streaming multiple video source on the same link
    • Talk to a server over internet
    • In-built ability to store media locally in a non portable configuration either through USB or SATA connection
    • LCD touch screen user interface to provide control.
  • Why not on other board ?:
    • 1. Hawkboard has DSP core, A/V, EMAC, SATA and USB which makes it ideal for these kind of gadgets
    • 2. It will be a low power and inexpensive to build a device for consumer market
  • Duration:
    • 6 to 9 months
  • Expected results::
    • A ready to use and easy to carry device in a setup where a video feed can be streamed on a network
    • Add software around this device to make it more usable in a wide consumer segment
  • Contact:: rizwan@sandengine.com
  • Will you support hawkboard.org initiative? How?:
    • We will provide constant feed on our findings and development to hawkboard.org
    • This product will leverage the work done by others on different interfaces
    • Our plan to go for a consumer electronics market will give a big boost to the hawkboard and OMAP processor line.
  • One thing you like about this platform or initiative::
    • This platform provides a very price-performance ratio.
    • The SATA interface is a very powerful feature which differentiate it from others at this price level.

Development and proof of concept of using HawkBoard for HiFi audio signal processing

  • Title  : Hifi Audio Signal Processing
  • Short project description:
    • The project will prove the HawkBoards ability to do signal processing on audio material
      • Main concern for many enthusiasts is the difficulty of doing custom signal processing that still retain good fidelity in terms of noise and harmonic distortion. By proving the concept and measuring the quality of processing the audio community will benefit and quickly join the HawkBoard community.
  • Homepage: Blog - Gaston's Blunders [2]
  • Why not on other board ?:
    • Hawkboard has a floating point DSP which makes it perfect for medium bandwidth processing
    • Hawkboard is a open community platform
    • My contributions will be leveraged by global open community
  • Duration: 3-6 months
  • Expected results:
    • A simple framework that can be used to prove the performance on audio signals
    • Wiki page to describe the entire development method here ...
  • Contact: Gaston.DSP[at]gmail[.]com
  • Will you support hawkboard.org initiative ? How :
    • By creating wiki's of my understanding
    • By being on mailing lists and IRC and try to answer the questions
  • One thing you like about this platform or initiative:
    • Cheap Open Platform with very high return on small effort

GPS Navigation & Multimedia Device

  • Title  : HawkMutiNav
  • Short project description:
    • This Device will will be used as GPS Navigation & Multimedia device in Vehicles.

1.GPS Nav:- With Limited Maps available for India or Non-US/Non-European Countries ,Data from Google Maps could be offlined using Gmapcather or similar software. Then integrating with NMEA GPS Devices (Holux or soemthing similar),with gpsd it could provide a low cost , yet fully functional GPS location device.Integrating further with GPSdrive ,it could enable a GPS Navigation too.

2.Offline Panoramio & Wiki of the Places.

3.Audio & Video Player (Not sure about video processing capability)

  • Homepage: www.citel.com(my company ,not anything specific to project or board ,but yes planning for porting asterisk server)
  • Why not on other board ?:
    • Cheap & Open Hardware
    • VGA (enablng low cost LCD Displays)
    • SATA Interface to loads tons of Maps(Satellite,Terrain) & Pictures.
    • Lack of Ethernet


  • Duration: 1-2 months
  • Expected results:
    • Device will be shown on Youtube & Wikipage
  • Contact: alok.prasad7[at]gmail[.]com
  • Will you support hawkboard.org initiative ? How :
    • Drivers & kernel Development Maintenance
    • Implementing Multiple Ideas using the Board,(e.g. Asterisk Server ,GPS Nav Device)
  • One thing you like about this platform or initiative:
    • Best Hardware available in this range.There are lot of Helloworld Programmer out there.Expensive hardware has render very few Hellodsp or embedded programmer.This will really this scenario.



Integration of ZXing Scanner in to hawk platform

  • Title  : Integration of ZXing Scanner in to hawk platform
  • Why not on other board ?:
    • Hawkboard is a open community platform
    • My contributions will be leveraged by global open community
    • My efforts will be recognized and appreciated by world wide hawk, beagle, OMAP, Davinci communities.
    • I Love to work on any chipt sets which are coming from TI.
  • Duration: 4 months
  • Expected results:
    • Now Hawk board is scan enable with 1D and 2D bar codes
    • Wiki page to describe the entire development method here ...
  • Contact: sayiram.kothuri@gmail.com
  • Will you support hawkboard.org initiative ? How :
    • By creating wiki's of my understanding
    • By being on mailing lists and IRC and try to answer the questions
  • One thing you like about this platform or initiative:
    • Open Platform



Web-Based Industrial Automation Control

  • Title  : Industrial Automation Control
  • Short project description:
    • The project will host an web server and along with Datalogger and Relays to Controls the Machines.

Will ease in Web enabling industrial Devices.

  • Homepage: NA
  • Why not on other board ?:
    • Hawkboard is a open community platform
    • Low cost Ethernet Solution
    • Peripheral Expansion for Adding relays and Interface card


  • Duration: 3 months
  • Expected results:
    • Low Cost Industrial Automation device
    • Wiki page to describe the entire development method here
  • Contact: swetasharmaa[at]gmail[.]com
  • Will you support hawkboard.org initiative ? How :
    • By creating wiki's of my understanding
    • By being on mailing lists and IRC and try to answer the questions
  • One thing you like about this platform or initiative:
    • Open Platform
    • Low Cost

Android port for Hawkboard

  • Title  : Android port for Hawkboard
  • Short project description:
    • This project aims at following
      • Will give developers an insight of Android porting to Hawkboard
  • Why not on other board ?:
    • Hawkboard is a open community platform
    • Easily available cheap development board
    • Easy to gain knowledge on BSP, device drivers, DSP with various peripherals onboard
  • Duration: 1 month
  • Expected results
    • Will enable developers understand Android platform as well Hawkboard very well
  • Contact: osd@embinux.com
  • Will you support hawkboard.org initiative ? How :
    • By creating wiki's of my understanding
    • By being on mailing lists and IRC and try to answer the questions
    • By giving binary as well as source code distribution to the community
  • One thing you like about this platform or initiative:
    • Open Platform & cheap