2021 will be a breakout year for RISC-V.
We’ve seen R&D groups at large customers dabble with RISC-V to see if they want to base a platform on it, and we’ve seen smaller customers start to use it. A few large companies have really committed to using it in at least some business units.
While part of the RISC-V trace specification was ratified this past February, there will still be a few tweaks made in 2021. Ultimately, you’ll see a good deal of high-quality debug information like live instruction trace, interrupt visibility, power usage, and other metrics that can be fed through the debug port.