RISC-V EMEA Roadshow Spotlight: Microchip Technology

The RISC-V Foundation, in collaboration with the Linux Foundation, is hosting free, half-day “Getting Started with RISC-V” events in Tel Aviv, Munich, Berlin, Tallinn, Paris and London from Sept. 16-26. RISC-V Foundation members will give presentations and live demonstrations showcasing innovation RISC-V solutions and implementations. Register today to save your spot!

Microchip Technology is one of the featured RISC-V Foundation members in the EMEA roadshow, presenting the session, “RISC-V SoC FPGA Brings Real-Time to Linux.” Microchip Technology is a leading provider of microcontroller, analog, FPGA, connectivity and power management semiconductors. The company’s solutions serve more than 130,000 customers across the industrial, automotive, consumer, aerospace and defense, communications and computing markets. Read on to learn more about the company and what it will be showcasing at the events. 

What applications or problems does your company’s technology solve for engineers?

  • Low power PolarFire FPGAs reduce power consumption by up to 50 percent, removing the need for installing fans or heatsinks to manage today’s workloads. This benefit gives customers more freedom in their industrial designs than they ever had before, in addition to saving money on material costs.

What does your company do regarding RISC-V?

  • Microchip is a founding member of the RISC-V Foundation and is actively promoting our RISC-V ecosystem called MI-V which can be found here. The Mi-V ecosystem exists to support our customers in developing their applications using our soft Mi-V cores which are RISC-V compliant. RTOS, compilers, examples and middleware can all be found in the MI-V ecosystem.

What will attendees learn from your presentation?

  • Attendees will learn how the RISC-V ISA enabled us to create a coherent CPU cluster that can run a rich OS like Linux alongside a hard real-time operating system. Attendees will learn about PolarFire SoC, a SoC FPGA with a hardened five-core RISC-V processor subsystem. PolarFire SoC has the same low power benefits as PolarFire FPGA, lowering SoC FPGA power consumption by up to 50 percent.
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