Bit-Tech Article: RISC-V Foundation Ratifies ISA Specifications

SiFive Chief Executive Naveed Sherwani is predicting commercial RISC-V smartphones within two years and servers in five, but was held back due to the lack of ratifying the RISC-V architecture. The Foundation has now solved this with the formal ratification of the specification. It locks in both the base ISA standard as well as the privileged architecture specification, which is designed to provide protection between different levels of the software stack and prevent the unprivileged code from interfering with that running at a higher level.


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