RISC-V Ecosystem News

ElectronicDesign Article: Startup Adds Artificial Intelligence To Debugging Tool

Today, chips can be manufactured with a wide range of semiconductor IP, ranging from central processing (CPUs) and graphics processing units (GPUs) to power management and other analog devices, arranged on a single slab of silicon like articles on the front page of a newspaper. Not only are SoCs taking longer and longer to design, adding to overall engineering costs, but the manufacturing costs are also mounting.Testing that the hardware…

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UltraSoC Announces Integrated Multi-Core Debug, Visualization And Data Science / Analytics Suite

UltraSoC today announced UltraDevelop 2, a complete integrated development environment (IDE) that combines comprehensive debug, run control, and performance tuning with advanced visualization and data science capabilities for system-on-chip (SoC) development teams. Incorporating technology from UltraSoC partners Imperas and Percepio, UltraDevelop 2 unleashes the potential of UltraSoC’s system-level on-chip monitoring and analytics infrastructure, providing actionable insights to dramatically cut development costs, shorten time-to-revenue and improve product quality.The new UltraDevelop tools suite delivers a…

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Electronics Weekly Article: UltraSoC Launches UltraDevelop 2 IDE

Incorporating technology from UltraSoC partners Imperas and Percepio, UltraDevelop 2 unleashes the potential of UltraSoC’s system-level on-chip monitoring and analytics infrastructure, providing actionable insights to dramatically cut development costs, shorten time-to-revenue and improve product quality.The new UltraDevelop tools suite delivers a holistic, system-level approach to SoC development and debug, allowing engineers to view and analyze the interlinked behavior of hardware, firmware and software at any level of abstraction – and to interactively…

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Hackaday Article: Hackaday Links: October 14, 2018

Here’s something of interest of 3D printing enthusiasts. How do you print lightweight3D objects? Tom Stanton does a lot of stuff with 3D printing and RC airplanes. His solution is Simplify3D, printing two layers for whatever nozzle diameter you have, some skills with Fusion360, and some interesting design features that include integrated ribs.There’s a RISC-V contest, sponsored by Google, Antmicro, and Microchip. The goal is to encourage designers to create innovative…

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Semiconductor Engineering Article: RISC-V: More Than A Core

The open-source RISC-V instruction set architecture (ISA) is attracting a lot of attention across the semiconductor industry, but its long-term success will depend on levels of cooperation never seen before in the semiconductor industry. The big question now is how committed the industry is to RISC-V’s success.The real value that RISC-V brings is the promise of an ecosystem and the opportunity for experts within the industry to collectively work on…

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EET Taiwan Article: Choose AI Hardware Acceleration Scheme For Different Applications

From cloud-based big data processing to edge-side keyword recognition and image analysis, the explosive growth of artificial intelligence (AI) applications has prompted experts to develop optimal architectures to accelerate machine learning (ML) algorithms. A variety of emerging solutions highlight the importance of designers clearly defining applications and their needs before choosing a hardware platform.To help reduce the power consumption of this edge AI image processing, GreenWaves Technologies‘ GAP8 processor integrates…

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Andes Announces Over 1.2 GHz RISC-V Cores Series At 28nm: A25/AX25 And N25F/NX25F

Andes Technology Corporation, a founding member of the RISC-V Foundation and the leading Taiwan-based supplier of 32/64-bit embedded CPU cores with solutions serving in excess of 2.5-Billion SoCs covering a wide range of applications, today announced the availability of the latest four members of the AndeStar™ V5 high efficiency processor series: (1) the AndesCore™ A25/AX25, perfect for Linux-based applications such as UAV(Unmanned Aerial Vehicle), smart wireless communication, networking, video processing,…

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Power Electronics Article: The Semiconductor Industry Is In Transition

Companies are beginning to acknowledge the potential of new markets and downstream revenue opportunities as they explore a more comprehensive “silicon to services” model that spans the data center to the mobile edge. More specifically, with eroding ASPs (average selling prices) and increasingly prohibitive design costs at ever lower nodes, many companies are searching for fresh revenue streams across a wide range of verticals comprising the Internet of Things (IoT).However,…

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AB Open Article: RISC-V Foundation Launches Soft CPU Design Contest

The RISC-V Foundation has announced the launch of a design contest, in partnership with Google, Antmicro, and Microchip, which will see entrants competing to build the smallest and fastest RISC-V soft core implementations on field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs).One of the biggest benefits of free and open source silicon (FOSSi) is that you are able to tweak and tailor its design to suit your own needs. To help demonstrate this, the…

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ECN Article: Roundtable Part 2: Experts Examine New Innovations And Share Advice For Future Engineers

In this article, the staff of ECN Magazine met with Martin Croome of GreenWaves Technologies, Kevin McDermott of Imperas Software, Art Swift of Esperanto Technologies and the RISC-V Foundation, Senthil Kumar of TE Connectivity, Paul Dobbins of Telent Technology Services, Arun Vemuri of Texas Instruments, Harsha Nanduri of Microchip’s Development Systems BU, Ramanuja Konreddy of Microchip’s 32-bit Microcontroller BU and David Paloian of Microchip Technology. Question: Is there a new technology or innovation that you think will significantly…

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