Registration for the 2019 CASPER Workshop is now open!

The 2019 CASPER Workshop and PIRE Summer School will be held at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian, from August 12th to 16th. The workshop will be teaching and early-career focused, with a technical emphasis on emergent FPGA RF System-on-Chip (RFSoc) technology.

For more information and registration details, please visit the workshop website .

Hope to see you there!

Venue: Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian (CfA), Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Dates: 12th – 16th August 2019

Deadlines: 15th May 2019 (abstract/poster submission); 17th June 2019 (discounted registration); 12th July 2019 (full-price registration)

Welcome to CASPER, the Collaboration for Astronomy Signal Processing and Electronics Research. We are a group of scientists and engineers producing resources to aid in astronomy research.

The primary goal of CASPER is to streamline and simplify the design flow of radio astronomy instrumentation by promoting design reuse through the development of platform-independent, open-source hardware and software.

Our aim is to produce tools which allow astronomers to rapidly design and deploy new instruments using FPGA, GPU, and CPU processors.

CASPER has members all around the world, and our hardware and software is used by dozens of experiments — check out the variety of CASPER instruments and their results in the scientific literature, or the 2016 CASPER overview paper.

Members of the CASPER collaboration typically meet once per year in a community workshop, where academics and engineers present their work and teach newcomers how to use CASPER tools.

If you are a CASPER collaborator, or you’re just interested in what we’re up to, join our mailing list by sending a mail to

If you are a developer, or are interested in becoming one, we also have a dedicated mailist for announcements about developer meetings. Join by sending a mail to

CASPER collaborators around the world!