It’s been two years since the open source RISC-V architecture emerged from computer labs at UC Berkeley and elsewhere and began appearing in soft-core implementations designed for FPGAs, and over a year since the first commercial silicon arrived. So far, the focus has primarily been on MCU-like processors, but last October, SiFive announced the first Linux-driven RISC-V SoC with its quad-core, 64-bit Freedom U540(AKA U54-MC Coreplex). A few days ago at FOSDEM, SiFive opened pre-sales for an open source HiFive Unleashed SBC that showcases the U540.
The $999 HiFive Unleashed is available on Crowd Supply, with shipments due on June 30.
To read more, please visit: https://www.linux.com/blog/event/elc-open-iot/2018/2/first-linux-based-risc-v-board-prepares-take