RISC-V Ecosystem News

Electronic Specifier Article: Software Heads Into The Clouds And SoCs Take Center Stage

This year’s DAC (Design Automation Conference) in San Francisco highlighted the role of the cloud in design resources and showed that partnerships are vital for efficient SoC design. Electronic Specifier’s Caroline Hayes explains.The virtues of RISC-V architecture was being promoted by the RISC-V Foundation Pavilion. The collection of companies represented in San Francisco was a lively hub, with presentations and demos.An impressive, international list of companies that support the architecture…

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LinuxGizmos.com Article: Embedded Linux Conference Europe Tackles Tech’s Diversity Problem

The Linux Foundation has posted session descriptions for the Embedded Linux Conference Europe and OpenIoT Summit Europe, to be held Oct. 22-24, in Edinburgh, with topics ranging from RISC-V to deep learning to workplace diversity. Even if you can’t make it to Edinburgh Oct. 22-24 for the Embedded Linux Conference Europe (ELCE) and co-located OpenIoT Summit Europe, the session descriptions are a good place to find clues about what’s hot in Linux…

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Charbax Interview With RISC-V Executive Director, Rick O’Connor At Embedded

Nicholas Charbonnier, commonly known as “Charbax,” interviewed RISC-V Foundation Executive Director Rick O’Connor, as well as co-exhibiting members GreenWaves Technologies, UltraSoC and VectorBlox at the RISC-V Foundation booth at Embedded World 2018. The video also includes short product demonstrations from VP of Business Development at GreenWaves Technologies Martin Croome, CEO at VectorBlox Guy Lemieux and VP of Sales at UltraSoC John MacDermott. To watch the full video, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7X0gBo_4UU&t=311s.

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Bluespec, Inc. Releases A New Family Of Open-Source RISC-V Processors

Bluespec Inc. has released Piccolo, its first in a family of RISC-V open-source processors provided as a vehicle for open innovation in embedded systems. Piccolo is a 3-stage RV32IM processor whose small “footprint” is ideal for many IoT applications. The repository (https://github.com/bluespec/Piccolo) contains a royalty-free synthesizable Verilog core that can be easily integrated and deployed into an ASIC or FPGA. Bluespec, Inc. will actively maintain Piccolo. It also offers commercial-grade…

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Session Lineup At Open Source Summit Europe And Embedded Linux Conference + OpenIoT Summit Europe Offers Complete Overview Of The Open Source Ecosystem

The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the session agenda for Open Source Summit Europe and Embedded Linux Conference + OpenIoT Summit Europe, taking place October 22-24 in Edinburgh, Scotland.Embedded Linux Conference + OpenIoT Summit Europe session highlights include: Pushing Kubernetes Experience to IoT Devices – Erno Aapa, Eliot Common Attacks on IoT Devices – Christina Quast Embedded Linux on RISC-V Architecture – Status Report – Khem Raj, Comcast Supporting Hardware…

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UltraSoC Selects MosChip To Support Its Growth In India

UltraSoC today announced that it has appointed MosChip as its technical sales representative in India, as part of a program to support the rapidly developing global market for its embedded analytics technology.UltraSoC recently supported the first RISC-V Workshop in Chennai, which included sessions demonstrating how RISC-V can be a game-changer for India’s semiconductor industry. A clear message from the event was that engineers are likely to initially deploy RISC-V alongside other cores; requiring a…

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Antmicro And SiFive Join Forces To Propose Complete RISC-V Offering

Antmicro, a software-driven technology vendor for edge AI and cyber-physical systems, and SiFive, the first fabless semiconductor company to offer customized silicon based on the free and open RISC-V Instruction Set Architecture, are announcing a milestone partnership to bring forth a complete offering for early adopters of RISC-V.The two RISC-V Platinum Founding Members together provide competitive advantage for their common customers. SiFive’s world-first, Linux-enabled RISC-V development board, the HiFive Unleashed, and the earlier HiFive1 development kit…

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All About Circuits Article: Utilizing Open Source Hardware in Academic Environments

In this article, Frank K Gürkaynak of ETH Zurich explores and explains his team’s process of choosing and utilizing the open-source hardware platform RISC-V in an academic environment.Five years ago we started the Parallel Ultra Low Power (PULP) project at ETH Zürich together with the University of Bologna under the leadership of Luca Benini. Our goal was to explore novel computing architectures that are able to get the most out…

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Andes Technology Forms A Multinational Alliance With ASIC Design Service Companies To Provide RISC-V Total Solutions

Andes Technology Corporation, the leading supplier of high performance, low-power and small embedded CPU cores, has created a RISC-V core licensing project and has signed joint promotion agreements to form a multinational design service alliance with several top ASIC/SoC design service companies. The alliance is expected to continue expanding eventually reaching 20 or more companies globally in the following several months. Now the alliance in alphabetical order includes ASIC Land in Korea, SiEn…

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QuickLogic Collaborates With ETH Zurich To Integrate eFPGA Into PULP Platform

QuickLogic Corporation, a developer of ultra-low power embedded FPGA IP and programmable logic solutions, today announced that the ETH Zurich, [in German: Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH)], a renowned technical university located in Zurich, Switzerland, will collaborate to integrate QuickLogic’s ArcticPro embedded FPGA (eFPGA) technology onto the university’s PULP platform. ETH chose QuickLogic’s technology for its ultra-low power operation and its ability to create new options for extremely power efficient hardware/software implementations.ETH is a science, technology,…

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