In the ever-evolving landscape of RISC-V ISA, binary translation emerges as a critical enabler for its continuous evolution and innovation, effectively managing the potential fragmentation that accompanies the introduction of new extensions and instructions. This ensures seamless backward compatibility and accelerates RISC-V adoption by offering effortless migration from legacy architectures.
Binary translation is a well-established technology with widespread high-profile implementations. Recognized as an infrastructure or “public utility,” it demands open-source accessibility to maximize its benefits for the entire RISC-V community. To spearhead the development and ongoing stewardship of a free and open multi-ISA binary translation framework, we have recently launched a non-profit initiative.