Announcing the Winners of the RISC-V Soft CPU Contest

As the number of connected devices skyrockets, the attack surface also increases. To solve the growing challenge of mitigating cybersecurity threats, every component in a system must be evaluated for its vulnerabilities. Processors today are able to run billions of instructions per second – this means you can access a world of content at your fingertips, but there’s also a risk of exploitation. Every processor requires built-in security features to…

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RISC-V EMEA Roadshow Spotlight: Imperas

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!Imperas is one of the featured RISC-V Foundation members in the EMEA roadshow, presenting the session, “Verification and Customization of RISC-V Cores and SoCs.”…

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RISC-V EMEA Roadshow Spotlight: AdaCore

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!AdaCore is one of the featured RISC-V Foundation members in the EMEA roadshow, presenting the session, “High reliability C/Ada/SPARK solutions for software development on…

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Elektor article: A Microprocessor Made From Carbon Nanotube FETs

Researchers at MIT have developed a microprocessor based on carbon nanotube transistors. As described in the journal Nature, it can be fabricated using traditional silicon chip manufacturing techniques. This represents an important step towards a practical realisation of the next generation of microprocessors using carbon nanotubes.The fabrication of carbon nanotube field effect transistors (CNFETs) is particularly important for the construction of next-generation computers. CNFETs have about ten times more energy efficiency…

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Hackaday article: Hackaday Celebrates 15 Years And Oh How The Hardware Has Changed

What began as a blog is now a global virtual hackerspace. That first 105-word article has grown far beyond project features to include spectacular long-form original content. From the community of readers has grown Hackaday.io, launched in 2014 you’ll now find over 30,000 projects published by 350,000 members.As for designs themselves, silicon is no longer a black box. RISC-V is an open source hardware instruction set architecture — basically the…

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ITBizNews: Design, Manufacturing Capabilities, Challenges, Ecosystems. System Semiconductor Will Grow When We Have 3 Beats

Secure System Semiconductor Competitiveness, Pay Attention to RISC-V ⑤…. Organically moving design ecosystem -Representative Semi-Five Lighting, “We will build a platform-ecosystem to accelerate the development of customized SoC. It is our goal to connect the demands of Korea’s semiconductor industry base with the global semiconductor industry base, and to provide technology capabilities for semiconductor infrastructure to customers in Korea and around the world,” Kwang-hyun, who is a professor of engineering…

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Codasip article: Better Benchmarks Through Compiler Optimizations: Codasip Jump Threading

The RISC-V community makes extensive use of open source compiler technologies. The most widely used C/C++ compilers today are GCC by the GNU Project and Clang by the LLVM project. One of the stronger points of GCC is that its jump threading pass is more powerful than the same pass in LLVM, which also has difficulties in threading jumps used in CoreMark benchmarking. To mitigate it and improve our own…

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Hackster.io article: Seeed Releases Sipeed’s Longan Nano RISC-V Development Board

GigaDevice has been busy pushing their RISC-V GD32V MCUs capable of surpassing Arm’s Cortex-M3 in both power and performance. While there are a pair of development boards and starter kits that use the GD32V, they’re not exactly easy to get a hold of unless you can read Chinese, as they are listed on Tmall’s website and Google Translate sorely lacks in this area. There is good news, though, as Shenzhen-based Sipeed has…

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Elektronik article: 32-Bit-Microcontrollers RISC-V for everybody

Open source microcontroller cores with RISC-V instruction sets usually perform their work behind the scenes for a specific purpose. GigaDevice has now launched a universal microcontroller that makes RISC-V easily accessible to the growing fan community.article: https://www.elektroniknet.de/international/risc-v-for-everybody-168889.html

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