RISC-V Ecosystem News

EE Journal Article: The People’s Processor, Microsemi Rolls Out “Mi-V” RISC-V Ecosystem

The capitalist computing bourgeoisie want to enslave us all with proprietary processing architectures, but the proletariat eventually produces its own processor alternative – an ISA for and by the people, where instruction sets aren’t subject to the whim of the royalty-driven class, and where licensing fees don’t oppress the workers’ BOMs. RISC-V is that ISA – the people’s processor, the unmoving, unwavering instruction set whose implementation carries no fees or…

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Electronic Design Article: RISC-V FPGA Design Leaps Forward with Mi-V

A longtime supporter of the RISC-V (pronounced RISC Five) instruction set architecture (ISA), Microsemi provides tools and RISC-V soft cores for its various FPGA lines, including the recently unveiled Mi-V (pronounce My Five) ecosystem. Mi-V further streamlines RISC-V development by giving software developers a starting point that’s able to bypass the FPGA design process, while offering FPGA developers an easier starting point for RISC-V-based designs.To read the full article, please visit: http://www.electronicdesign.com/embedded-revolution/risc-v-fpga-design-leaps-forward-mi-v

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Microsemi Launches Mi-V Ecosystem to Accelerate Adoption of RISC-V

Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced the company’s new Mi-V™ ecosystem with industry leaders, to increase adoption of its RISC-V soft central processing unit (CPU) product family.https://investor.microsemi.com/2017-10-19-Microsemi-Launches-Mi-V-Ecosystem-to-Accelerate-Adoption-of-RISC-V

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Design News Article: Linux Now Has its First Open Source RISC-V Processor

With its new, first-of-its-kind Linux-compatible multi-core CPU, SiFive is moving to pushing the open source RISC-V architecture into an expanded world of use cases, including machine learning and IoT.SiFive has declared that 2018 will be the year of RISC V Linux processors.When it released its first open-source system on a chip, the Freeform Everywhere 310, last year, Silicon Valley startup SiFive was aiming to push the RISC-V (“risk five”) architecture to transform…

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Charting a New Course for Semiconductors

The Global Semiconductor Alliance has released a new report “Charting a New Course for Semiconductors” which explores the future of the semiconductor industry and asks “Is RISC-V the new Linux?”.                               Global Semiconductor Alliance Releases New ReportThe report includes 4 Chapters covering key areas including: Chapter 1 – An Industry in Transition – Rising development costs, decreasing margins and…

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RISC-V Analysis by Adapteva Founder

Andreas Olofsson is the founder of Adapteva and the creator of the Epiphany architecture and Parallella open-source computing project.  He has published his own analysis of the RISC-V ISA. Quoting the conclusion:“The RISC-V architecture is not revolutionary, but it is an excellent general purpose architecture with solid design decisions. The true breakthrough here is really the open source licensing model and the maturity of the design as compared to most other open…

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