RISC-V International Adds Four ISA Chip Specification Approvals
Analyst Take: RISC-V International’s latest expansion of its RISC-V ISA specifications and extensions for chip makers is big news, providing chip designers and chip makers with even more custom tools to create the right chips for needed tasks from IoT to vehicles to industry, computers and more.
In this latest round of approved ISA specifications and extensions, RISC-V International has approved IS specifications for Efficient Trace for RISC-V (E-Trace), RISC-V Supervisor Binary Interface (SBI), RISC-V Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) specifications, and the RISC-V Zmmul multiply-only extension.
According to the non-profit home of the open standard RISC-V ISA platform, this is just the start of new ISA specifications and extensions for RISC-V in 2022. The group stated that at least six more specifications are also in the pipeline this year for components that will extend into vertical applications.