IAR Systems Delivers Advanced Trace for RISC-V Based Applications

Uppsala, Sweden—June 24, 2020—IAR Systems®, the future-proof supplier of software tools and services for embedded development, has extended the complete development toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench® for RISC-V with support for trace as implemented by SiFive Insight, the industry’s first combined pre-integrated trace and debug solution for the freely-available, open-specification RISC-V ISA.In addition to simplifying debugging and helping enforce good coding practices, trace enables extended testing and proof of code coverage, which is a…

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Special COVID-19 Edition of Embedded Executive: Naveed Sherwani, CEO, SiFive | Rich Nass, Embedded Computing Design

Different vendors are doing different things to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of them are doing their part to help get us through this awful time. One of those is SiFive, a fabless semiconductor company specializing in the RISC-V instruction set architecture. Hear what they are doing to help society in this week’s Embedded Executives podcast.Article: https://www.embedded-computing.com/home-page/special-covid-19-edition-of-embedded-executive-naveed-sherwani-ceo-sifive

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SamurAI: a 1.7MOPS-36GOPS Adaptive Versatile IoT Node with 15,000x Peak-to- Idle Power Reduction, 207ns Wake-up Time and 1.3TOPS/W ML Efficiency | Ivan Miro-Panades, Benoit Tain, et al., Design & Reuse

IoT node application requirements are torn between sporadic data-logging and energy-hungry data processing (e.g. image classification). This paper presents a versatile IoT node covering this gap in processing and energy by leveraging two on-chip sub-systems: a low power, clock-less, event-driven Always-Responsive (AR) part and an energy-efficient On- Demand (OD) part. The AR contains a 1.7MOPS event-driven, asynchronous Wake-up Controller (WuC) with 207ns wake-up time optimized for short sporadic computing. OD…

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