Bluespec, Inc., a founding member of RISC-V International and supplier of RISC-V Processor IP and tools, released the MCU RISC-V processor family targeted at ultra-low resource utilization on Xilinx FPGAs. The MCU family of RISC-V processors provides FPGA users with a fully RISC-V ISA compliant processor subsystem that requires less than 2000 LUTs on Xilinx devices, saving valuable on-chip resources for engineers to implement their proprietary logic. Bluespec also released an evaluation version of the low-footprint RISC-V processor that can be downloaded for free. Bluespec’s RISC-V MCU includes a pre-built open-source toolchain and reference designs for the Digilent® Arty Artix-7 FPGA Development board providing a low barrier path to begin developing their application in minutes with a professionally implemented, optimized, and verified RISC-V processor on Xilinx FPGAs. The RISC-V MCU evaluation can be downloaded at https://info.bluespec.com/mcueval.

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