We are delighted once again to be participating in Google Summer of Code as a mentoring organisation with the Free and Open Source SIlicon Foundation. Stefan Wallentowitz, FOSSi Foundation Director, notes “Google Summer of Code is an excellent program for students to get a stipend by Google to work on open source projects.” Adding, “As a student you are free to base your project on one of these ideas, but remember that it is your idea we are looking for, and you should come up with an idea that you want to work on. Your job is to write a realistic project proposal to show us that you have a good idea of the work involved, and discuss the idea with us to get feedback. Our job is to match you up with a suitable mentor.”

Two LimeSDR-based project ideas have been published: Integrate a RISC-V Core and Switch to a FuseSoC-based Development Flow. Other proposals are welcome, however, these should involve the FPGA or an element of digital design. E.g. implementing custom DSP accelerators in the LimeSDR FPGA. For further details please see the post on the FOSSi Foundation website.