RISC-V Ecosystem News

RISC-V Breaks All Records | Iris Stroh, Elektronik

In a new analysis by Semico Research on RISC-V it says: In the communication segment alone, RISC-V should grow by an average of 209 percent per year (CAGR) by 2025.Functions as finished IP blocks are an integral part of the semiconductor industry. In this new analysis, Semico Research has targeted the RISC-V core. Jim Feldhan, President of Semico Research, explains that Semico, in collaboration with the RISC-V Foundation, has identified…

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Alibaba’s RISC-V Core Disclosed | Christof Windeck, Heise

According to Western Digital (SweRV) and Google (OpenTitan), the Alibaba chip division T-Head also publishes the design of its RISC-V microcontroller Wujian via GitHub.article (in German): https://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/RISC-V-Core-von-Alibaba-offengelegt-4642272.html

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Intel and Softbank Beware. Open Source Is Coming to the Chip Business | Ian King, Bloomberg

After revolutionizing software, the open-source movement is threatening to do same to the chip industry. Big technology companies have begun dabbling with RISC-V, which replaces proprietary know-how in a key part of the chip design process with a free standard that anyone can use. While it’s early days, this could create a new crop of processors that compete with Intel Corp. products and whittle away at the licensing business of…

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UltraSoC Offers An Open Source Implementation Of A RISC-V Trace Encoder Via The OpenHW Group | Pierrick Arlot, L’Embarqué

The British company UltraSoC, which has made a name for itself on the market for IP instrumentation, debugging and trace analysis for chip systems, has decided to offer via the OpenHW Group an open source implementation of its RISC-V trace encoder. As a reminder, the OpenHW Group, which aims to be a non-profit organization, has set itself the objective of accelerating the adoption of open source processors via a collaborative…

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Microchip Gives Early Access For Its PolarFire FPGA For Efficient, Low-Power Embedded Computing Applications | Military & Aerospace Electronics

CHANDLER, Ariz. – Microchip Technology Inc. in Chandler, Ariz., is opening the Early Access Program (EAP) for the PolarFire field programmable gate array (FPGA) system-on-chip (SoC).The platform offers a hardened real-time, Linux capable, RISC-V-based microprocessor subsystem on the mid-range PolarFire FPGA family for applications that require low power consumption, thermal efficiency, and defense-grade security in embedded computing systems.article: https://www.militaryaerospace.com/computers/article/14074714/embedded-computing-fpga-lowpower

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Storage And Memory At The 2020 CES, Part 2 | Tom Coughlin, Forbes

This piece talks about more of the storage and memory products and applications on display in exhibits and suites at the 2020 CES.  In particular we will discuss SK hynix, Kingston, Gigabyte, OWC, Macronix and Quantum products and storage applications on display at the show.article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomcoughlin/2020/01/13/storage-and-memory-at-the-2020-ces-part-2/#6a21b31d4052

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Fast Access to Accelerators: Enabling Optimized Data Transfer With RISC-V | Shubu Mukherjee, SiFive

Domain-specific accelerators (DSAs) are becoming increasingly common in systems-on-chip (SoCs). A DSA provides higher performance per watt than a general-purpose processor by optimizing the specialized function it implements. Examples of DSAs include compression/decompression units, random number generators and network packet processors. A DSA is typically connected to the core complex using a standard IO interconnect, such as an AXI bus.article: https://www.sifive.com/blog/fast-access-to-accelerators-enabling-optimized-data-transfer-with-risc-v

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