10 Leading Tech Trends: How Artificial Intelligence Will Evolve In The Coming Year | DataQuest

The traditional model of chip design cannot efficiently respond to the fast evolving, fragmented and customized needs of chip production. The open source SoC chip design based on RISC-V, high-level hardware description language, and IP-based modular chip design methods have accelerated the rapid development of agile design methods and the ecosystem of open source chips. In addition, the modular design method based on chiplets uses advanced packaging methods to package…

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Defense-Grade FPGA Debuts With Early Access | Gina Ross, Embedded.com

Delivering defense-grade security to embedded systems at the edge, Microchip Technology Inc. offers an early access program (EAP) for the PolarFire SoC FPGA. This platform is the first hardened real-time, Linux capable, RISC-V-based microprocessor subsystem on the mid-range PolarFire FPGA family. This platform can be used in communications, defense, medical, and industrial automation applications.The chip is the industry’s first SoC FPGA with a deterministic, coherent RISC-V CPU cluster and a deterministic…

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Week In Review: Design, Low Power | Jesse Allen, Semiconductor Engineering

Bluespec debuted its RISC-V Factory tool suite aimed at helping speed development and verification of a variety of RISC-V based cores, including users’ proprietary cores, third party proprietary cores, and open source cores. It provides an IP management capability that allows users to package, document, and debug, while also delivering software tool chains. Additionally, a development environment for the cores provides application and system software that allows for the addition of hardware…

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Polos GD32V Alef Is A Tiny RISC-V MCU Board Selling For $3 | Jean-Luc Aufranc, CNX Software

We first found out about GigaDevice GD32V 32-bit RISC-V MCU last summer, as an update/alternative to the earlier STM32 compatible GD32 Arm Cortex-M3 microcontroller from the company with higher performance and lower power consumption, while keeping the price identical.The first low-cost GD32V development board we covered was Longan Nano going for $5 with an OLED display and an acrylic case. If you don’t need either or want to access all pins from the 48-pin MCU,  you…

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RISC-V Lagarto Is First Open Source Chip Developed In Spain | Rich Brueckner, insideHPC

The Barcelona Supercomputing Center has coordinated the manufacture of the first open source chip developed in Spain. Built with TSMC’s 65-nanometer transistors, their RISC-V based Lagarto chip a key step in the center’s strategy to become a benchmark in the open source hardware technologies’ field developed in Europe.article: https://insidehpc.com/2019/12/risc-v-lagarto-is-first-open-source-chip-developed-in-spain/

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Bluespec Unveils Groundbreaking “RISC-V Factory” — Empowering Open Source Hardware Developers To Build Faster And More Efficiently

RISC-V just got easier.Bluespec is thrilled to announce the launch of their latest innovation: the Bluespec RISC-V Factory. From developers to embedded systems engineers and beyond, those working in the RISC-V field now have a brand new resource at their fingertips that enables them to become RISC-V power users and design with RISC-V open source cores far more safely and efficiently.article: https://bluespec.com/2019/12/20/bluespec-unveils-groundbreaking-risc-v-factory-empowering-open-source-hardware-developers-to-build-faster-and-more-efficiently/

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How RISC-V Is Creating A Globally Neutral, Open Source Processor Architecture | Dean Takahashi, VentureBeat

Arm dominates the microprocessor architecture business, as its licensees have shipped 150 billion chips to date and are shipping 50 billion more in the next two years. But RISC-V is challenging that business with an open source ecosystem of its own, based on a new kind of processor architecture that was created by academics and is royalty free.article: https://venturebeat.com/2019/12/20/how-risc-v-is-creating-a-globally-neutral-open-source-processor-architecture/

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ONiO.zero Offers Up To 24MHz Of RISC-V Microcontroller Performance On Nothing But Harvested Energy | Gareth Halfacree, Hackster.io

Norwegian healthcare-focused Internet of Things (IoT) specialist ONiO has unveiled ONiO.zero, an ultra-low-power RISC-V-based microcontroller capable of operating wholly from harvested energy — without needing a battery, capacitor, or any other form of energy storage.article: https://www.hackster.io/news/onio-zero-offers-up-to-24mhz-of-risc-v-microcontroller-performance-on-nothing-but-harvested-energy-70285321d50d

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Microchip Unveils Details And Opens Early Access Program For RISC-V Enabled Low-Power PolarFire SoC Family | Intelligent Aerospace

CHANDLER, Ariz., – The trend towards compute intensive gateways and edge devices is driving the integration of traditional deterministic control applications with additional embedded processing capabilities needed for smart and secure connected systems. In response, Microchip Technology Inc. in Chandler, Ariz., is opening the early access program (EAP) for the PolarFire field programmable gate array (FPGA) system-on-chip (SoC). The platform offers hardened real-time, Linux capable, RISC-V-based microprocessor subsystem on the award-winning, mid-range PolarFire FPGA family,…

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