Richard from Heber / Multisystem here.
This is an update on our Multisystem ‘console’ all-in-one I/O motherboard design we made for the MiSTer Project.
Some of you may be familiar with the developments we have done over the last few years, thank you for your support.
We are releasing the Multisystem as full open-source hardware, it’s up on GitHub right now - https://github.com/Heber-co-uk/Multisystem - GPL-3.0 License – Schematic source, PCB, Gerbers etc. all full and included.
Releasing more open source hardware was always the plan; we just wanted a chance to get to a break-even point on the initial development work so we can continue to invest even more time and resources into the project. I hope you can all find some use for the design and we look forward to seeing if anyone else also wants to manufacture this console form factor motherboard for the community, or an altered version if you so desire.
The source is all in Altium just like the ‘official’ Hardware I/O boards originally designed by Alexey Melnikov (Sorgelig) – Documentation and Gerber files are provided, but you may want to generate your own etc.
We would very much like the Multisystem to be seen as ‘official’ open-hardware for the MiSTer project, that's why this news is being posted here, but I also apreciate at this point it's not officially part of the MiSTer main project - it’s for the main MiSTer project coordinators to decide if they want to incorporate this release, but we fully support anyone that wants to use it for whatever reason they choose (following the GPL 3.0 license).
For us, this is only the start, we are still working very hard on lots new developments for MiSTer, including many more SNAC port adaptors, peripheral and USB I/O interface modules and lots of 3D printed enclosures that are also open source (CC-BY-SA) over on Printables (See links below) -
Multisystem V6 Enclosure - https://www.printables.com/model/505755 ... ng-console
CTRLDock Classic enclosure - https://www.printables.com/model/490466 ... -interface
Variations on the Multisystem case (this one for a PlayStation look) - https://www.printables.com/model/504458 ... ve-lid-psx
We have other active project developments for MiSTer based on a modular FPGA design, more updates on these as we progress. It’s a really exciting time to be developing for FPGA based hardware recreation and we hope you are all enjoying the wonderful work that the many FPGA core developers are providing for all of us.
Again, we want to thank the entire community for their feedback, encouragement and welcoming us as a hardware developer in the MiSTer project. We look forward to releasing many more projects and products as soon as we can.
If you have any questions, comments or feedback, please feel free to reply below or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you prefer.
Richard – for an on behalf of Multisystem / Heber Ltd.