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RISC-V Phone

[RISC-V Phone]

The goal of the "RISC-V Phone" project is to develop a simple, fully featured and privacy enhanced mobile phone. It is built using off-the-shelf inexpensive components which are easy to assemble even in a home lab. The software for it is small, simple and easy to audit. Basic phone functionality is running on a secure RISC-V microcontroller (FE310 from SiFive) which controls all peripherals: microphone, speaker, display/touch controller, camera. The phone will be using esp32 for WiFi and Bluetooth, along with industry standard mPCIe modem for cellular communication. Graphics/touch panel controller FT813 enables advanced user experience. The phone will provide VOIP/messaging application using packet data protocol similar to CurveCP which features end-to-end encryption and onion routing. There is also a socket for optional ARM SoM which shares display/touch panel with the main board.

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This project was funded through the NGI0 PET Fund, a fund established by NLnet with financial support from the European Commission's Next Generation Internet programme, under the aegis of DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology under grant agreement No 825310. Applications are still open, you can apply today.