RISC-V International and GlobalPlatform Partner to Enhance Security Design of IoT Devices

Industry associations collaborate to drive open source standards that simplify security design for hardware developers and enhance the security of IoT devices and processors May 11, 2020 – GlobalPlatform, the standard for secure digital services and devices, RISC-V International, a global non-profit consortium, are pleased to announce the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU). Collaboration between the two organizations will help accelerate the development of open standards for the…

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Q&A with RISC-V Ambassador Florian Wohlrab on the Growth and Future of RISC-V

The inaugural group of RISC-V Ambassadors was announced in March 2020, consisting of an incredible group of engineers, developers and influencers that have actively contributed to the RISC-V community. The RISC-V Ambassadors are passionate about growing and engaging the RISC-V community by: promoting RISC-V projects and technology; educating people on the RISC-V mission and technical aspects; and helping to drive RISC-V member participation and community growth. To learn more about…

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Celebration of IoT Day 2020: How Open Hardware & Software Is Stimulating IoT Innovation

In the last year, we have seen the internet of things (IoT) significantly grow globally with the market showing no signs of slowing down. Today an increasing number of devices are connected, from consumer electronics to household appliances and vehicles. Commercial adoption of the IoT in the manufacturing, logistics and transportation fields is also at an all-time high. Business Insider Intelligence forecasts that there will be more than 64 billion…

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RISC-V: An Open Source Approach Accelerating EDA Implementations

By Shaun Giebel, Director Product Management at OneSpin SolutionsThe idea of free and open software has been around for decades and was grown out of a need to be able to easily enhance the software so it can do what you require of it. There was somewhat of an anti-establishment sentiment that advocated for open sharing over corporations controlling access of the software. Out of this came Richard M. Stallman’s…

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The Importance of a Standardized Processor Trace

By Gadge Panesar, Chief Technology Officer of UltraSoC and Chair of the RISC-V Processor Trace Task GroupFor the last eighteen months, the RISC-V International Association Processor Trace Task Group has gone to great lengths to prioritize getting the RISC-V Processor Trace Specification polished and ready for the wider world. I’m proud to have chaired the Group, and to have witnessed the hard work we put in to get it done….

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RISC-V: An Open Approach to System Security

By Helena Handschuh, Security Technologies Fellow at Rambus Inc. and Chair of the RISC-V Foundation Security Standing CommitteeLeveraging open source technology delivers great benefits for software and hardware development, but also for security.In one of this year’s RSA Conference keynotes, it was described how managing open source software is getting more and more complicated because of the difficulty of backtracking to origins when a software bug or a security bug…

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Inaugural class of RISC-V Ambassadors

Congratulations to our inaugural class of RISC-V Ambassadors! Please join me in recognizing the amazing contributions that our first RISC-V Ambassadors have already made to the RISC-V community. These individuals have uncommon energy, strong technical insight, unwavering dedication, and lead through collaboration. Their creativity and efforts to grow RISC-V adoption, seed innovation across industries, and lead within many geographies has helped us build a broad and deep community of RISC-V…

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RISC-V Foundation Announces Ratification of the Processor Trace Specification

Ratification signifies another breakthrough for the thriving RISC-V ecosystemSan Francisco – March 9 2020 – The RISC-V Foundation, a non-profit corporation controlled by its members to drive the adoption and implementation of the free and open RISC-V instruction set architecture (ISA), today announced the ratification of the processor trace specification. The new standard trace encoder algorithm allows engineers and developers to see exactly what instructions a core is executing, step…

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