Andes Technology Corporation, a leading supplier of high performance, low-power, compact 32/64-bit CPU cores embedded in over 1 billion SoC in 2018 alone, today announces its RISC-V FreeStart program. The program offers an easy and fast way to build a solid SoC foundation on the commercial-grade RISC-V CPU core N22, available for free download. AndesCore™ N22 is an entry-level, ultra-compact, low-power and performance-efficient RISC-V CPU IP. It delivers the highest 3.95 Coremark/MHz in its class, and offers rich configurable features, including multiplier, interrupt controller, local memory, instruction cache, debug support, and an optional AHB platform. With the RISC-V FreeStart program, SoC engineers can begin designing a RISC-V based SoC without budgeting CPU IP upfront.