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Elektronik Article: RISC-V Instruction Set Architecture

By November 6, 2018May 12th, 2021No Comments

Open source software is popular in operating systems, particularly for office programs. Many are interested to know if open source has the potential to be as popular in hardware. Elektronik interviewed Rick O’Connor, Executive Director of the RISC-V Foundation. Please find the first question from the interview and Rick O’Connor’s response below.


What exactly does RISC-V mean?
Rick O’Connor: RISC-V ISA is a free and open instruction set architecture (ISA) that enables a new era of processor innovation through open standard collaboration.
RISC-V offers a number of advantages over other architectures, including: openness, simplicity, a complete new beginning in development without legacy issues, modularity, extendability and stability. Developers also have the ability to implement RISC-V enhancements to optimize and customize a processor for their specific application needs.

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