[Elinux-discuss] Announcement - Programmer's Hardware Database

Manuel Hohmann mhohmann at physnet.uni-hamburg.de
Sun Feb 12 11:39:44 UTC 2012

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Dear members of the Embedded Linux community,

since thorough hardware knowledge is an important ingredient especially
to embedded software development, I would like to announce the
Programmer's Hardware Database (PHD):


The primary goal of the PHD is to centrally collect collect various
kinds of hardware information which is relevant to software developers,
including, but not limited to:

- - links to datasheets / user's manuals / technical reference manuals
- - memory maps / register layouts (when datasheets are not available)
- - sample code
- - links to software projects
- - ...

This information is collected for various devices, such as:

- - ICs (CPUs, SoC, application processors...)
- - consumer electronics
- - PC hardware
- - peripheral hardware
- - embedded development systems
- - ...

Currently the most active category of topics is embedded hardware, most
notably consumer electronics, embedded development systems and the SoCs
used in these devices. Please have a look at the recent changes for an
up to date view of new wiki pages:


There is probably some overlap between the topics covered by the PHD and
the eLinux wiki. However, the purpose of the PHD is not to drain any
information from the eLinux wiki, which is definitely the right place to
go for anything related to Linux on embedded systems. The PHD focuses on
more general hardware information which is not specific to Linux
development, but also relevant for developers of other (primarily free
and open source) software, and its scope extends beyond embedded systems.

Please feel free to make use of and link to the wiki pages of the PHD at
your desire. Also, feel free to contribute any kind of hardware
information to the PHD. Any suggestions and input from the Embedded
Linux community, and an exchange of knowledge and expertise, are highly

Best regards,
Manuel Hohmann
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