As the world’s first open-source processor architecture, RISC-V could eliminate costly licenses, kickstart new innovation, and improve global partnerships across the developer community.
RISC-V (pronounced “risk-five”) is what’s known as an instruction set architecture (ISA). Originally designed to support computer architecture research and education, it is now an open specification and platform designed to support extensive customization and specialization.
RISC-V is significant because it allows smaller device manufacturers to build hardware without paying royalties. It also enables developers and researchers to design and experiment with a proven and freely available ISA. This article will explain the evolution of RISC-V with a look at its ecosystem, comparison with ARM, and its adoption in today’s Internet of Things (IoT).