RISC-V Ecosystem News

Stacey On IoT Article: Episode 203: Amazon’s Eero Buy And RISC-V

There were several acquisitions this week and the end of two prominent IoT platforms to cover, so Kevin and I had a lot to talk about. We kick off the show with Amazon’s purchase of mesh Wi-Fi company Eero and then segue into a conversation about Amazon’s data collection efforts. From there we move into security company ADT buying a DIY security company called LifeShield, and then DIY security company abode entering into a partnership with do-it-for-me helper Hello…

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OpenSourceForU.com Article: How Open Source Technologies Accelerate Innovation

At first glance, the idea of freely-shared intellectual property (IP) would appear to contradict the fundamental principles of a competitive, market-driven economy. Open standards that enable interoperability between competing products are acknowledged as tools for building larger markets, but tightly-held IP and proprietary knowledge have been considered the key ingredients for innovation and success in technology based markets from the steam age onward (see box: ‘Open Standards vs Open Source’…

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SiFive To Host Over 50 RISC-V Technology Symposia Throughout The World

SiFive, the leading provider of commercial RISC-V processor core IP, design platforms and silicon solutions, today announced it will host more than 50 RISC-V Technology Symposia throughout the world in 2019. In partnership with co-hosts and many other key participants in the RISC-V ecosystem, these events will promote the open instruction set architecture and foster deeper collaboration and engagement within the global open-source community. These events are open to anyone interested in…

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Hackaday Article: Western Digital Releases Their RISC-V Cores To The World

What grew out of a university research project is finally becoming real silicon. RISC-V is making inroads in development boards and some light applications in Internet of Things. The great hope for RISC-V in this regard looks to be Western Digital, manufacturers of storage. They’re going to put RISC-V in all their drives, and they’ve just released their own version of the core, the SweRV.Last year, Western Digital made the amazing…

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Elektroniikkalehti Article: Efficiency In Telemetry And Cost Of Satellite Services Down

Low orbit LEO satellites (Low Earth Orbit) have become commercially relevant for providing low latency and high capacity broadband services as well as M2M communications and imaging. At a distance of 180-2000 kilometers from the ground, the LEO satellites are relatively inexpensive compared to the satellites passing through the MEO satellites (12000-36000 km) or geostationary track. In addition, they operate at a lower RF power.Commercial pressures are now squeezing the satellite’s material costs,…

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CNX Software Article: ARIES M100PF PolarFire FPGA System-On-Module Targets Industrial Applications, RISC-V Development

Microsemi unveiled PolarFire RISC-V FPGA SoC at the end of last year, bringing an alternative to Xilinx Zynq (Arm Cortex-A9 + FPGA) and UltraScale+ (Cortex A53 + FPGA) SoCs. The system-on-chip is expected to be mass produced later in 2019, so development is done on HiFive Unleashed RISC-V board and its FPGA expansion board.In the meantime, the Microsemi PolarFire FPGAs (without RISC-V hard core) are available now, and ARIES Embedded planning to showcase what they…

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EEWorld Article: AdaCore Expands RISC-V Ecosystem

AdaCore has joined the RISC-V Foundation, bringing Ada and Spark programming languages to the forefront of the technologies available to RISC-V developers. AdaCore’s initial product offerings include GNAT Pro Ada and GNAT Pro C, targeting bare metal RISC-V 32-bit and 64-bit architectures, and the GNAT Community Edition for bare metal RISC-V 32-bit configurations.The RISC-V Foundation is a nonprofit organization chartered to standardize and promote the free and open RISC-V instruction…

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Andes Technology Corp. Targets Deeply Embedded Protocol Processing And Entry-Level MCUs With The New N22, The Smallest RISC-V Core In Its V5 Family

Andes Technology Corporation, a leading supplier of small, low-power, high performance 32-/64-bit embedded CPU cores, including a broad family of RISC-V processors, announces the new N22 32-bit RISC-V CPU core to target deeply embedded protocol processing such as high-speed communication and storage, and entry-level MCU applications such as small IoT and wearable devices. The highly configurable N22 is the smallest in the Andes RISC-V family offerings in just 15K gates…

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Hackster.io Article: You Can Now Build a RISC-V PC That Runs Fedora Linux

The RISC-V hardware instruction set architecture is unique, in that it’s a modern architecture that’s both open source and useful in the real world. But, it was mostly developed with embedded processing solutions in mind, such as for IoT applications or edge computing. Of course, that doesn’t mean there isn’t any interest in a RISC-V PC, and so this team developed one that can run Fedora Linux with the help of an FPGA for…

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SecureRF Blog Post: Will Enterprise Prioritize IoT Security Over Innovation In 2019?

This month we highlight security issues of concern to both consumers and enterprises, and we also share video from SecureRF’s participation at recent key industry events. Six Security Issues Set to Dominate IoT in 2019The implementation of IoT security is expected to be a top priority for businesses this year, even at the expense of innovation and new product introductions. Experts speculate that unless IoT security is improved, the IoT will…

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