by Alphamax

An open video development board in a PCI express form factor that supports overlaying content on encrypted video signals. Let's bring open video to the digital age!

View all updates Jun 30, 2018

Campaign Conclusion

Wow! What a crazy month — from launching at the Teardown event in Portland to wrapping up at Toorcamp in Seattle, it’s been a thrill running the NeTV2 crowdfunding campaign and getting in touch with developers everywhere. Thanks to your pledges, the campaign closed at over $75,000, with an absolutely staggering push in the last 48 hours enabling us to smash through our third and final stretch goal, unlocking the 100T FPGA upgrade. Congrats to everyone who helped get us there, thanks for spreading the word and creating such a huge groundswell of support!

Also, special thanks to Florent (@enjoy_digital) and Sean (@xobs) who cooked up a couple of demos in the last week that really showed the power of an open source development model. From hacking up RISC-V cores to add an Ethernet debug port, to directly linking two NeTV2 boards at 16 Gb/s via the GTPs, effectively doubling the video processing capability, I was really impressed. It’s always a great feeling to see your hardware doing things you hadn’t envisioned it doing the day you designed it.

The solid support shown in this campaign also helps validate the market for developers with a need to process video. I deeply appreciate this show of support; it will help me in my quest to hopefully bring back the right to express and innovate on media that is otherwise legally inaccessible.

I look forward to fulfilling your pledges. The next step for me is to place a binding order for the FPGAs — I need to lock those in before the trade war takes effect. After that, I’ll make some final tweaks to the design and push it to PVT revision, where I’ll do the final validation and compliance testing before punching in to full production. I’ll be sending updates as I pass each successive milestone. I look forward to staying in touch, and also seeing all the amazing applications and demos that ultimately come out of the NeTV2 developer community.

Thanks again for your support and backing. Without your faith and your pledges, none of this would be possible.

$129,634 raised

of $15,000 goal

864% Funded! Order Below

Product Choices


NeTV2 - Just the Board

Just the NeTV2 open video development board plus a 12V power supply. For the power developer who has their own JTAG box or the hobbyist who enjoys spending an afternoon provisioning a Raspberry Pi with the NeTV2 dev tools. Includes FPGA: Xilinx Artix-7 XC7A35T


NeTV2 Quickstart Package

For developers and users who want to skip the screwdrivers and go straight to a SSH prompt. The Quickstart Package is a turnkey solution for open video, optimized for video overlay. It's an NeTV2 dev board bundled with a Raspberry Pi 3 B+, 8 GiB SD card with pre-loaded base firmware package, power supply, and our custom HDMI Jumper, all assembled into a case and fully tested. Ready for you to SSH in and load your application code!


NeTV2 - Just the Case

All the plastic parts necessary to protect and mount your NeTV2 dev board: case top and bottom, front bezel, light pipes, standoffs, and screws. If you plan to mate this with your own Raspberry Pi as a video source, you'll also want to get the Custom HDMI Jumper.


Thermal Management Kit

Keep your NeTV2 cool with this thermal management kit that includes 30 mm fan with pre-crimped cable, mounting bracket, and a set of screws for attaching the fan to the bracket, and the bracket to the Peek Array in the NeTV2 enclosure.


Custom HDMI Jumper

Even the shortest HDMI cables don't quite fit inside the NeTV2 case, so we built a custom PCB that provides impedance-controlled differential pairs to bridge between the Raspberry Pi overlay video source and the NeTV2 open video dev board. Make sure to select the correct FPGA image when using this cable, as it leverages the pinout flexibility of the FPGA to optimize signal routing.



We create products for digital video processing.

Andrew Huang

AQS Inc.

Contract Manufacturer

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