IAR Embedded Workbench for RISC-V provides full core support for the recently introduced SiFive Automotive E6-A and S7-A products
Uppsala, Sweden – October 17, 2022 – IAR Systems®, the world leader in software and services for embedded development, continues their support for SiFive’s RISC-V Automotive CPU IP which addresses the needs of automotive applications like infotainment, connectivity, and ADAS. The IAR Embedded Workbench™ for RISC-V aims at the recently announced SiFive Automotive™ E6-A and S7-A product series. IAR’s complete development toolchain helps embedded software developers at OEMs and suppliers to make full use of the energy efficiency, simplicity, security, and flexibility that RISC-V offers.
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 SiFive Automotive processor family offers a high level of flexibility, with options that enable both area and performance optimization for different integrity levels like ASIL B, ASIL D or mixed criticalities with split-lock, in line with ISO26262. The recently announced 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 64b memory space visibility as the main application CPUs.