LowRISC Blog Post: Barcelona RISC-V Workshop: Day One

The eighth RISC-V workshop is going on today in Barcelona. As usual, I’ll be keeping a semi-live blog of talks and announcements throughout the day.Follow here for the day two live blog. Introduction: Rick O’Connor This workshop has 325 attendees representing 101 companies and 25 universities. Largest outside of Silicon Valley. Rick gives the usual overview of the RISC-V Foundation structure. The RISC-V Foundation currently has over 150 members, including individual members. These members…

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Embedded Computing Design Article: Develop Your Linux Apps On This RISC-V Board

A funny thing happened on the way to writing up this hardware announcement. Going through all the cool features (which I’ll get to in a minute), I realized that this announcement is really about the software, whether that was the intention or not.The “news” is that Microsemi and SiFive have collaborated on an expansion board that’s based on Microsemi’s RISC-V-based Polarfire FPGAs. If you’re not familiar with SiFive, they’re a fabless provider of RISC-V-based…

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Sensors Online Article: Expansion Board Enhances Popular RISC-V Development Board

Microsemi’s HiFive Unleashed Expansion Board is the result of the company’s collaboration with SiFive. The expansion board broadens the capabilities of SiFive’s HiFive Unleashed RISC-V development board, enabling software and firmware engineers to write Linux-based applications targeting a 1GhZ+ RISC-V 64-bit central processing unit (CPU).Microsemi’s HiFive Unleashed Expansion Board allows developers to implement custom peripherals in the PolarFire field programmable gate array (FPGA). They can implement a full-fledged RISC-V personal…

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Electronics Weekly Article: Esperanto To Use UltraSoC Analytics

UltraSoC says its embedded analytics IP has been selected by Esperanto Technologies the developer of massively parallel and many–core RISC-V SoCs. Esperanto is now integrating UltraSoC’s embedded analytics and debug technology into Esperanto’s high-performance and energy-efficient ‘A.I.Supercomputer on a Chip’ that employs thousands of 64-bit RISC-V cores, to serve advanced applications in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML).To read more, please visit: https://www.electronicsweekly.com/news/business/526742-2018-05/

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Microsemi And SiFive Launch HiFive Unleashed Expansion Board, Enabling Linux Software And Firmware Developers To Build RISC-V PCs For The First Time

Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced the launch of the HiFive Unleashed Expansion Board, its latest collaboration with SiFive, the first fabless provider of customized, open-source-enabled semiconductors. Leveraging the two companies’ strategic relationship as part of Microsemi’s Mi-V™ RISC-V ecosystem, the new expansion board broadens the capabilities of SiFive’s HiFive Unleashed RISC-V development board, further enabling software and firmware engineers…

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NetSpeed And Esperanto Partner To Power SoCs For Artificial Intelligence

NetSpeed Systems and Esperanto Technologies today announced that Esperanto has licensed NetSpeed’s IP and intelligent design environment for its Supercomputer-on-a-Chip for Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications. Esperanto’s 7nm chip will integrate thousands of RISC-V compatible processors each with vector/tensor accelerators and all connected with NetSpeed’s NoC IP. AI applications demand new architectures to meet the need for unprecedented performance, sophisticated functionality and ultra-low power. Interconnect technology is a critical component of these architectures. To…

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UltraSoC Analytics IP Selected By Esperanto Technologies For RISC-V Many-core Parallel Processing In AI And ML Applications

UltraSoC today announced the company’s embedded analytics IP has been selected by Esperanto Technologies for the development of massively parallel and many-core RISC-V SoCs. Esperanto is now integrating UltraSoC’s embedded analytics and debug technology into Esperanto’s high-performance and energy-efficient ‘A.I. Supercomputer on a Chip’ that employs thousands of 64-bit RISC-V cores, to serve advanced applications in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML).To read more, please visit: https://www.ultrasoc.com/ultrasoc-analytics-ip-selected-esperanto-technologies-risc-v-many-core-parallel-processing-ai-ml-applications/

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Embecosm Blog: Surveying The Free And Open Source RISC-V Ecosystem

The RISC-V workshop in Barcelona starts at lunchtime today, 7 May.  I’ll be there with my colleagues Graham Markall, Mary Bennett and Ian Loveless.  We’ll be talking about upstreaming GDB for RISC-V and building CGEN based assemblers and simulators.  To mark the occasion, I thought it would be useful to provide a short survey of the free and open source RISC-V ecosystem.In the 8 years since it was introduced the RISC-V open…

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Andes Technology Corp. To Make Two Presentations At The 2018 RISC-V Workshop In Barcelona

WHO:  Andes Technology Corporation, the leading Asia-based supplier of small, low-power, high performance 32/64-bit embedded CPU cores, today announced that it will make two presentations at the 2018 RISC V Workshop in Barcelona.WHAT:  In one presentation Chuan-Hua Chang, Senior Director of Architecture Division, Andes Technology Corporation and Richard Herveille, Managing Director, RoaLogic BV will propose an extension to RISC-V community based the DSP ISA used in Andes’ highly successful D10 and D15 processors. …

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eeNews Europe Article: RISC-V Expansion Board For Linux Software And Firmware Developers

In collaboration with SiFive, Microsemi has launched the HiFive Unleashed Expansion Board as part of its Mi-V RISC-V ecosystem, aiming to broaden the capabilities of SiFive’s HiFive Unleashed RISC-V development board, further enabling software and firmware engineers to write Linux-based applications targeting a 1GhZ+ RISC-V 64 bit central processing unit (CPU). The HiFive Unleashed Expansion Board allows developers to implement custom peripherals in the on-board PolarFire field programmable gate array…

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