Monthly Archives: December 2016

Re-using technology for longer…

This Original XBox (mine is Moddied) and

Original XBOX

using something like

XBMC4Xbox is a free and open source media player software made solely for the first-generation Xbox video-game console. Other than the audio / video playback and media center functionality of XBMC4Xbox, it also has the ability to catalog and launch original Xbox games, and homebrew applications such as console emulators from the Xbox’s built-in harddrive.”

along with

XLink Kai: Evolution VII is a global gaming network, bringing together XBox users, PlayStation2, Gamecube, DS and PSP users to the one community. Whereas other tunnelling applications stick to their roots, at XLink, we like to think of ourselves as pioneers, breaking new boundaries and trying new things. is a great resource.

KODI, Emby and Plex look to be viable options. As always, choices to explore in the Open Source community. Just one of the many things happening in The Source Lab workshop.



FPGA : Open Cores and more

Here is an idea…

  • CPU (AMD Opteron/Ryzen)
  • GPU (ATI) 
  • DSP (TI)
  • ARM (ARM mutlicore/low-power )
  • FPGA
  • all on one board
  • lugged into PCIe 3.0 x16 (CPU) slot of any AMD or Intel motherboard

additional elements March 2018

  • Hypertransport 3.0 interconnect so that multiple cards can be interconnected on Hypertransport 3.0 as well as PCIe 3.0 x16 bus

Anyone interested in building it?

Also there’s a possibility of building “blocks” and interconnecting them with Hypertransport 3.0, Lightning. Gigabit Ethernet, High capacity Fibre would be ideal

I have roughed out a block diagram and shared it below