IAR Systems has added support for the latest RISC-V automotive CPU IP from SiFive to its embedded tools.
The IAR Embedded Workbench for RISC-V now supports the SiFive E6-A and S7-A product series which address the needs of automotive applications like infotainment, connectivity, and ADAS.
RISC-V uses a single instruction set architecture (ISA) across all product offerings increases code portability and can greatly reduce cost and time-to-market also for automotive applications.
The E6-A series is aimed at a variety of real-time, 32-bit applications, from system control to hardware security modules (HSMs) and safety islands, and of course standalone in microcontrollers. The new S7-A is a 64-bit, high-performance real-time core perfectly suited to the needs of modern SoC with performant safety islands, requiring both low latency interrupt support and the same 64-bit memory space visibility as the main application CPUs.