by OnChip

The World's First Open Source RISC-V-based 32-bit μC

View all updates Jan 06, 2017

Campaign Extension

To make a long story short, we’re extending the Open-V campaign by 45 days and hope to release some exciting news very soon to justify this extension.

Here’s the long version. We’re about to hit our original campaign deadline and we’re only 8% of the way to meeting our original funding goal of $480K. It’s been great to see how many people support the open silicon cause and the technical merits of the Open-V, but the grassroots momentum behind the project isn’t yet enough to carry it over the finish line, even with a generous 45-day extension of the campaign.

So, what do we expect will be different by extending the campaign? Ever since we launched the campaign, we’ve received not only a lot of public support, but also a lot of private interest. We’ve been in talks with several organizations and people who could significantly boost the Open-V project. While we haven’t made any firm agreements yet, we hope and expect to announce some soon.

What does all this mean for you? First, you can be sure that the openness of Open-V won’t be at all affected by any agreement we make. Second, you might actually get a more fully featured Open-V chip than originally planned. Third, though we’re extending the campaign, it shouldn’t have an effect on the actual delivery dates - we’re continuing work as originally planned. Finally, and the whole justification for the campaign extension, we believe the organizations and people we’re talking with can significantly help reduce the cost of development and therefore increase the chances of the campaign succeeding.

We realize this isn’t how the campaign was supposed to go, but we’ve learned a lot, uncovered a lot of possible collaborations, and are working with Crowd Supply to make sure this extension goes smoothly. If you’ve already backed the campaign and would like to reconsider, simply contact Crowd Supply’s support team.

Elkim and the entire OnChip team

$44,641 raised

of $400,000 goal

11% Funded Time Expired
Jun 30 2017

Product Choices


Support Open Silicon!

Thanks for your donation! We'll use it to further push the bounds of open silicon and introduce new features.


Chip Pioneer

Receive one of the first-run Open-V chips. You can mount it proudly for display, or use it in your next project. You'll also receive three stickers commemorating the production of the world's first truly open source microcontroller.


Open-V Dev Board

Everything you need to get started developing for the Open-V microcontroller! This fully assembled board includes a microSD card holder, a micro USB receptacle, two user LEDs, three status LEDs, 32 KB EEPROM, a reset button, 1.2 V and 3.3 V regulators, a JTAG header, a 20-pin expansion port, four mounting holes, and, of course, a first-run Open-V chip. The future is now and this dev board gives you a head start.


Dev Board + Five Chips

Use the dev board (see above) to get started and then jump into your own board designs using the five extra Open-V chips in standard QFN-32 packaging.


Dev Board + 15 Chips

Use the dev board (see above) to get started and then jump into your own board designs using the 15 extra Open-V chips in standard QFN-32 packaging.


Early Access Chip-on-Board

You will receive one of limited edition chip-on-board prototypes from the very next multi-project wafer (MPW) run. Get a head start developing your own project, own a piece of history, and support open silicon all at the same time!


Super Early Access Chip-on-Board

This is one of the limited edition prototypes we've been using for testing development. Get a head start developing your own applications on the Open-V, own a piece of history, and support open silicon all at the same time!


Early Access Chip-on-Board + Design Review

In addition to receiving the early access dev board, you will actually have a seat around the table (via video conference) during the design review process. Ever wanted to learn about the inner workings of IC design? Are you already an expert and want to help guide development? Now's your chance!



With over 30 years of cumulative experience in analog, digital, and RF circuit design, the OnChip team aims to contribute to the growth of the open source community by developing open silicon.

Luis Rueda

MSEE, Analog Design

Javier Ardila

BSEE, Mixed Signal Design

Rodrigo Gómez

BSEE, Analog Design

Héctor Gómez

MSEE, Digital Design

Wilmer Ramírez

BSEE, Digital Verification

Andrés Amaya

MSEE, Mixed Signal Design

Rolando Torres

MSEE, Mixed Signal Design

Camilo Rojas

BSEE, Digital Design

Ckristian Durán

MSEE, Digital Design

Élkim Roa

PhD, Mixed Signal Design

OSH Park

Prototype PCB Manufacturer

Taiwan Semiconductor

Integrated Circuit Fabrication

TPT Wire Bonder

Wirebonding provider and Chip on-board support


Probe station and test card provider


MPW provider


Instrumentation provider

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