CNX Software Article: $50 Kendryte KD233 Board Features K210 Dual Core RISC-V SoC

RISC-V is talked about a lot, and we’re started to see a few development boards coming to market, or at least being announced with some based on SiFive processors such as HiFive Unleashed or Arduino Cinque, as well as other like GAPUINO GAP8 for low power A.I. applications. The Arduino board is not for sale yet, and HiFive Unleashed and GAPUINO GAP8 are fairly expensive at $999 and $229.Kendryte KD233 board is another RISC-V development…

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EnterpriseTech Article: Penguin’s New Practice For Piecing AI Strategies Together

AI stands before the HPC industry as a beacon of great expectations, yet market research repeatedly shows that AI adoption is commonly stuck in the talking phase, on the near side of a difficult chasm to cross. In response, many vendors have built integrations of their server and storage platforms with AI hardware – usually Nvidia GPUs – designed to leapfrog the initial AI implementation steps that would otherwise require…

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Nikkei Electronics Article: Optimize Both Open Source Waves, Soft And Hard To Microcontrollers

IBM Research made a prototype compact and low-power consumption RISC-V based microcontroller used for edge computing. Using the simple structure of the RISC-V architecture, we confirmed that it is a processor with a power consumption of about 0.2 mW and a chip area of 0.076 mm. In this paper, we will explain trial and error, choice selection, and evaluation at the time of development of trial processors in two steps. The period required for trial…

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ElectronicDesign Article: Startup Adds Artificial Intelligence To Debugging Tool

Today, chips can be manufactured with a wide range of semiconductor IP, ranging from central processing (CPUs) and graphics processing units (GPUs) to power management and other analog devices, arranged on a single slab of silicon like articles on the front page of a newspaper. Not only are SoCs taking longer and longer to design, adding to overall engineering costs, but the manufacturing costs are also mounting.Testing that the hardware…

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UltraSoC Announces Integrated Multi-Core Debug, Visualization And Data Science / Analytics Suite

UltraSoC today announced UltraDevelop 2, a complete integrated development environment (IDE) that combines comprehensive debug, run control, and performance tuning with advanced visualization and data science capabilities for system-on-chip (SoC) development teams. Incorporating technology from UltraSoC partners Imperas and Percepio, UltraDevelop 2 unleashes the potential of UltraSoC’s system-level on-chip monitoring and analytics infrastructure, providing actionable insights to dramatically cut development costs, shorten time-to-revenue and improve product quality.The new UltraDevelop tools suite delivers a…

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Electronics Weekly Article: UltraSoC Launches UltraDevelop 2 IDE

Incorporating technology from UltraSoC partners Imperas and Percepio, UltraDevelop 2 unleashes the potential of UltraSoC’s system-level on-chip monitoring and analytics infrastructure, providing actionable insights to dramatically cut development costs, shorten time-to-revenue and improve product quality.The new UltraDevelop tools suite delivers a holistic, system-level approach to SoC development and debug, allowing engineers to view and analyze the interlinked behavior of hardware, firmware and software at any level of abstraction – and to interactively…

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Hackaday Article: Hackaday Links: October 14, 2018

Here’s something of interest of 3D printing enthusiasts. How do you print lightweight3D objects? Tom Stanton does a lot of stuff with 3D printing and RC airplanes. His solution is Simplify3D, printing two layers for whatever nozzle diameter you have, some skills with Fusion360, and some interesting design features that include integrated ribs.There’s a RISC-V contest, sponsored by Google, Antmicro, and Microchip. The goal is to encourage designers to create innovative…

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Semiconductor Engineering Article: RISC-V: More Than A Core

The open-source RISC-V instruction set architecture (ISA) is attracting a lot of attention across the semiconductor industry, but its long-term success will depend on levels of cooperation never seen before in the semiconductor industry. The big question now is how committed the industry is to RISC-V’s success.The real value that RISC-V brings is the promise of an ecosystem and the opportunity for experts within the industry to collectively work on…

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EET Taiwan Article: Choose AI Hardware Acceleration Scheme For Different Applications

From cloud-based big data processing to edge-side keyword recognition and image analysis, the explosive growth of artificial intelligence (AI) applications has prompted experts to develop optimal architectures to accelerate machine learning (ML) algorithms. A variety of emerging solutions highlight the importance of designers clearly defining applications and their needs before choosing a hardware platform.To help reduce the power consumption of this edge AI image processing, GreenWaves Technologies‘ GAP8 processor integrates…

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Andes Announces Over 1.2 GHz RISC-V Cores Series At 28nm: A25/AX25 And N25F/NX25F

Andes Technology Corporation, a founding member of the RISC-V Foundation and the leading Taiwan-based supplier of 32/64-bit embedded CPU cores with solutions serving in excess of 2.5-Billion SoCs covering a wide range of applications, today announced the availability of the latest four members of the AndeStar™ V5 high efficiency processor series: (1) the AndesCore™ A25/AX25, perfect for Linux-based applications such as UAV(Unmanned Aerial Vehicle), smart wireless communication, networking, video processing,…

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