RISC-V Ecosystem News

Inside Secure Unveils Industry’s First Root-of-Trust Solution Based on RISC-V Processor

Inside Secure (Euronext Paris: INSD), at the heart of security solutions for mobile and connected devices, today announces the launch of its Silicon IP Programmable Root-of-Trust Engine, the industry’s first RISC-V -based platform security solution.https://www.insidesecure.com/Company/Press-releases/Inside-Secure-Unveils-Industry-s-First-Root-of-Trust-Solution-based-on-RISC-V-Processor

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Inside Secure Joins RISC-V Foundation

Inside Secure (Euronext Paris: INSD), at the heart of security solutions for mobile and connected devices, today announced that it has joined the RISC-V Foundation, a non-profit corporation controlled by its members to drive the adoption and implementation of the open, free RISC-V instruction set architecture (ISA) forward. Born in academia and research, RISC-V ISA delivers a new level of free, extensible software and hardware freedom on architecture, paving the way…

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UltraSoC Selected by Microsemi for Growing RISC-V Product Range

UltraSoC today announced that Microsemi, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, has licensed UltraSoC’s universal analytics and embedded intelligence platform for use in an expanding range of Microsemi products based on the RISC-V open source processor architecture. https://www.ultrasoc.com/ultrasoc-selected-by-microsemi-for-growing-risc-v-product-range/ 

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FactorDaily Article: Meet The Brains Behind India’s Ambitious Processor Project From IIT, Madras

Shakti is a part of India’s homegrown program to develop its own processors, ranging from IoT to high-end servers, AI and ML processors. Physical manufacturing of chips – slated for first quarter of 2018 – could be the beginning of competition against traditional processor chipmakers. It piggybacks on the open source RISC-V instruction set architecture, an alternative to the existing closed and costly designs.To read the full article, please visit: https://factordaily.com/india-chip-design-shakti-iit-madras/Members…

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SemiAccurate Article: FlexLogix Joins SiFive’s DesignShare Program

SiFive and FlexLogix have teamed up to offer embedded FPGAs in the DesignShare development program. This is the third IP vendor that SemiAccurate knows of to join that program and it is an interesting idea.To read the full article, please visit: https://www.semiaccurate.com/2017/11/02/flexlogix-joins-sifives-designshare-program/ 

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Flex Logix to Provide Embedded FPGA IP to ‘DesignShare’ for SiFive Freedom Platform

SiFive, the first fabless provider of customized, open-source-enabled semiconductors, and Flex Logix™, a leader in embedded FPGA IP and software, today announced they will partner to make Flex Logix EFLX® embedded FPGA available for the SiFive Freedom Platform as part of the DesignShare program.https://www.sifive.com/posts/2017/10/31/flex-logix-to-provide-embedded-fpga-ip-to-designshare-for-sifive-freedom-platform/

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SemiWiki.com Article: Open Source RISC-V ISA Brings A New Wrinkle To The Processor Market

By now most people are quite comfortable with the idea of using an open source operating system for many computing tasks. It speaks volumes that Unix, and Linux in particular, is used in the vast majority of engineering, financial, data base, machine learning, data center, telecommunications and many other applications. It was not always so.To read the full article, please visit: https://www.semiwiki.com/forum/content/7089-open-source-risc-v-isa-brings-new-wrinkle-processor-market.html

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Andes 32-bit CPU IP Cores Implemented on GLOBALFOUNDRIES 22FDX® Process Technology

Andes Technology Corporation (TWSE: 6533) and GLOBALFOUNDRIES (GF) today jointly announced that Andes’ 32-bit CPU IP cores have been implemented on GF’s 22nm FD-SOI (22FDX®) technology. GF’s 22FDX technology offers the optimum combination of performance, power consumption and cost for IoT, mainstream mobile, RF connectivity and networking applications. http://www.andestech.com/news-d.php?cls=1&id=462

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Lauterbach and SiFive Bring TRACE32 Support for High-Performance RISC-V Cores

Lauterbach, the leading manufacturer of microprocessor development tools, and SiFive, the first fabless provider of customized, open-source-enabled semiconductors, announced the availability of Lauterbach’s TRACE32 toolset to provide debug capabilities for SiFive’s E31 and E51 RISC-V Core IP, based on the free and open RISC-V ISA. https://www.sifive.com/posts/2017/10/24/lauterbach-and-sifive-bring-trace32-support-for-high-performance-risc-v-cores/ 

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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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