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SiFive aims for ARM with high performance RISC-V vector cores | Nick Flaherty, EE News Europe

By November 1, 2022November 7th, 2022No Comments

SiFIve has developed two families of RISC-V cores with vector processing for high volume applications such as wearables, smart home, industrial automation, AR/VR, and other consumer devices.

The Performance P670 and P470 RISC-V cores are designed to take on ARM’s Cortex A53 and A55 cores, Drew Barbier, senior director of product management at SiFive tells eeNews Europe.

“Customers are staying at A53, A55 – the  A510 is only used in mobile, and other ARMv9 cores are bloated and expensive,” he said. “We feel we have a significant frequency advantage over the ARM cores with 30% smaller area. This gives more options for implementation, a higher clock or more power efficient.”

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