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RVfpga In-person One-day Workshop

September 7, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm CEST


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RVfpga (RISC-V fpga) Understanding Computer Architecture – A Hands-On, In-Person, One-Day-Workshop


Bring RISC-V to your course in computer architecture using RVfpga

This workshop shows how to use RISC-V to teach computer architecture and the design of systems on chip (SoCs). Let us empower you to teach next generation computer science, electrical and computer engineering students with hands-on real-world expertise in computer architecture and the RISC-V instruction set architecture.


What is the RVfpga workshop about?

RISC-V is a rapidly growing world-wide movement. It is open source and provides extensions, making it easier to target to various platforms. This RVfpga workshop presents a commercial RISC-V system targeted to an FPGA, discusses the theory, architecture, and course structure, and shows how to use the hands-on labs that are provided as part of the complete RISC-V FPGA (RVfpga) Course. The course explores the fundamentals of computer architecture using Western Digital’s open-source, commercial SweRV EH1 RISC-V core targeted to a Xilinx Artix 7 FPGA on Digilent’s Nexys A7 development board. Everyone will get hands-on experience with this FPGA platform and the software tools, enabling a fast start when you return to your university.


What will you learn?

The workshop shows how to quickly get the RISC-V FPGA system and RISC-V tools up and running. Then, we describe all of the RVfpga labs and show how to use and work through a selection of the labs hands-on. We also discuss how to integrate RVfpga into your curriculum.


Specific topics include:

* Installing tools (which can be done before the workshop)

* Targeting the SweRV EH1 RISC-V core to an FPGA

* Analyzing and modifying the RISC-V-core and memory hierarchy


Workshop Schedule: 9AM to 5PM


Draft Schedule:

– Welcome, Introductions and Set-up

– Introduction to the teaching materials and workshop


– Instruction and Hands-On Labs

– Overview of the Imagination University Programme

>> Lunch Break and Networking

– Instruction and Hands-On Labs

– Feedback Forms


– How to fit RVfpga into your curriculum, Your next steps, Q&A


*The schedule for the day is subject to change. So that you can plan your travel, we will not start earlier than 9AM and our finish will be 5PM latest.



All delegates will be given access to the lecture slides and course notes, programming exercises and solutions as well as example exam questions and answers.

IUP teaching materials download: (please be aware that the requests are manually approved by IUP team, so please allow up to 3 business days to process)


Trainers’ information:

Daniel A. Chaver Martínez obtained a Physics Degree from University of Santiago de Compostela (USC) in 1998 and an Electronic Engineering Degree from University Complutense of Madrid (UCM) in 2000. He developed his PhD from 2000 to 2006 at UCM. He has tought many different courses related to Computer Architecture since 2000. His current research interests include: Architectural Techniques for the Cache and for Non-volatile Memories and OS Scheduling for Asymmetric MultiProcessors. Since 2015, he has been collaborating with Imagination Technologies in the developement of some of their processors and teaching materials.


September 7, 2022
9:00 am - 5:00 pm CEST
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Munich University of Applied Sciences
Lothstraße 34
München, 80335 Germany
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