RISC-V Ecosystem News

Intrinsic ID Security Summit

The Intrinsic ID Security Summit on October 7 will include Hex Five founder and CEO Cesare Galati. Register today to hear expert speakers and network with security professionals.For more information, see the event site.

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New Electronics article: IAR Systems Updates RISC-V Development Tools

IAR Systems, a supplier of software tools and services for embedded development, has announced a new version of the toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench for RISC-V.Version 1.11 adds support for custom extensions as well as further enhanced optimisations for code execution speed.article: http://www.newelectronics.co.uk/electronics-news/iar-systems-updates-risc-v-development-tools/219220/

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Elektronik article: Optimizing Code Speed: Update The RISC V Development Tools

One of the key benefits of using RISC-V is the flexibility of the architecture that allows OEMs and SoC vendors to develop custom cores with the exact specifications required by the application or product. With support for custom enhancements, IAR Systems enables these companies to fully leverage all of the embedded development toolchain capabilities to build applications based on custom cores.article (in German): https://www.elektroniknet.de/markt-technik/embedded/update-der-risc-v-entwicklungs-tools-169139.html

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EE Times Asia article: Can Nanotubes Take Us Beyond Moore’s Law?

MIT’s work on carbon nanotube field-effect transistors validates a promising path towards practical beyond-silicon electronic systems. Researchers at MIT have succeeded in building a 16-bit RISC-V microprocessor using carbon nanotube transistors using industry-standard design flows and processes and offering 10 times more energy efficiency than silicon microprocessor.With silicon no longer following historical scaling trends, there’s been considerable research in beyond-silicon nanotechnologies. Carbon nanotube field-effect transistor (CNFET)-based digital circuits offer one…

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RISC-V Week in Paris, October 1-3

After the first 1st RISC-V Meeting on academic opportunities held in Grenoble in October 2018, the second edition will take place in Paris on October 1st and 2nd 2019. They are open to the academic and industrial worlds and they will address several important topics: The impact of the arrival of open-source on the design of systems on a chip (SoC), embedded systems or cyber-physics (CPS). Legal and strategic intellectual property (IP) issues, ranging…

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Hackaday article: Why Ada Is The Language You Want To Be Programming Your Systems With

The Ada programming language was born in the mid-1970s, when the US Department of Defense (DoD) and the UK’s Ministry Of Defence sought to replace the hundreds of specialized programming languages used for the embedded computer systems that increasingly made up essential parts of military projects.  Instead, Ada was designed to be be a single language, capable of running on all of those embedded systems, that offered the same or…

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IAR Systems Updates RISC-V Development Tools With Custom Extensions Support And Code Speed Optimizations

IAR Systems®, the future-proof supplier of software tools and services for embedded development, announces that a new version of the toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench® for RISC-V is now available. Version 1.11 adds support for custom extensions as well as further enhanced optimizations for code execution speed. One of the major benefits of using RISC-V is the flexibility the architecture provides, which enables OEMs as well as SoC vendors to design…

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Military Embedded Systems article: Using RISC-V In FPGAs For Strategic Defense Systems

Field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and system-on-chip (SoC) FPGAs can be used to accelerate prototyping and other development steps for mission-critical defense products, which often require functions such as secure communications, trusted intellectual property (IP), inspection of register transfer level (RTL) source code for certification, antitamper requirements, supply chain assurance, and more. To meet these challenges, the best choice is not an FPGA with a specific processor, but one integrating the…

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