RISC-V Ecosystem News

The RISC-V opportunity for FPGA | Jim Hogan, Vista Ventures LLC

by Jim Hogan, Vista Ventures LLC, Santa Cruz, CA.Sheltering in place has given me time to consider the world around me. I work as an investor in technology and specifically spend a great deal of time in startups that are looking at IoT edge-based semiconductor devices. Many of these companies are using or considering using RISC-V solutions for their processing needs. In my world there is a definite trend toward…

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We’re working on something special | The Programming Foundation

The post-COVID-19 world is full of challenges and opportunities in all the sectors. The education sector is dealing with the future generation and the current crisis and e-learning gained importance than classroom learning. The Programming Foundation commits to spreading awareness and education on computer programming and operating systems so that everyone is involved, and no one is left behind while the world advances. The world has benefited from open-source and…

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Andes Plots RISC-V Vector Heading | Mike Demler, The Linley Group

RISC-V International, formerly the RISC-V Foundation, expects to release its v1.0 vector-extension (RVV) specifications in August. But Andes has already delivered the first CPU core to support the new features. The NX27V is a 64-bit design that implements the RISC-V RV64 ISA, RVV, and proprietary Andes extensions. The scalar processing unit employs the same architecture as the company’s NX25: a single-issue five-stage microcontroller CPU. The new vector processing unit (VPU)…

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Integrating Forces from All Walks of Life to Build an Industrial Ecosystem RISC-V Alliance Gives Taiwan Another Option | DIGITIMES

The Internet of Things trend has driven various industries to become smart. Due to the different industrial characteristics, the requirements for system functions of various fields are also very different. This has also caused the application of the Internet of Things to become fragmented. In 2015, the professors of the Berkeley University Department of Electrical Engineering were established. RISC-V Foundation, RISC-V officially met with the industry, and its architectural features…

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Li Jiajie, Chairman of Henderson Group: Accelerating the Ecological Construction of RISC-V Open Source Chips | EE Times China

During the two sessions, Peter Lee, a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, vice chairman of the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce, and chairman of Hong Kong Hengji Zhaoye Group, called for accelerating the ecological construction of RISC-V open source chips, creating a national chip innovation height, and helping digital new infrastructure. As the eldest son of Li Zhaoji, No. 24 on the Forbes…

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Domain Specific Accelerators Will Drive Vector Processing on RISC-V | Charlie Cheng, EE Times

When the RISC-V market first began, the initial rush was to cost reduce designs that would have otherwise used proprietary CPU instruction set architectures (ISAs) in deeply embedded applications. When these systems on chips (SoCs) began being fabricated in FinFET semiconductor process technology, the mask costs grew so expensive that many finite state machines were replaced with programmable micro sequencers based on the RISC-V instruction set. These created the initial…

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