RISC-V Ecosystem News

eeNews Embedded Article: The Value Is In The Data. eeNews Interview With Martin Fink, CTO Of Western Digital At The RISC-V Workshop

Western Digital ‘stores’ almost half of the world’s data. For the new generation of data memory products, Western Digital, Platinum Member of the RISC-V foundation, started researching and developing with the RISC-V Instruction Set Architecture. Martin Fink, CTO of Western Digital explains why Western Digital is using this open architecture.An eeNews report from the RISC-V Workshop 2018 in Barcelona.Update January 2019: Martin Fink delivered a keynote (December 2018) entitled, “Unleashing Innovation from Core to the…

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FOSDEM Video: Lessons Learned From Porting HelenOS To RISC-V Pros Cnd Cons Of RISC-V From A Microkernel OS Point …

This video is of Martin Děcký’s presentation from FOSDEM 2019.HelenOS is an open source operating system based on the microkernel multiserver design principles. One of its goals is to provide excellent target platform portability. From the time of its inception, HelenOS already supported 4 different hardware platforms and currently it supports platforms as diverse as x86, SPARCv9 and ARM. This talk presents practical experiences and lessons learned from porting HelenOS…

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Commercial Times Article: RISC-V Workshop Debuts In Taiwan For The First Time

The RISC-V Foundation’s first seminar in Taiwan is coming soon! After patrolling the United States, Barcelona, ​​Shanghai and other regions, the next RISC-V Workshop will take place in Taiwan for the first time from March 12-13 at the Ambassador Hotel in Hsinchu. The workshop is co-sponsored by Qingda, ITRI, Jingxin Technology and Western Digital.RISC-V Workshop Taiwan has invited more than 40 speakers from around the world to discuss the RISC-V ecosystem…

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Open Electronics Article: iCEBreaker FPGA Development Board Specifically Designed For You

Field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) are a very different to a regular microcontroller board. With a microcontroller you have control over is the software, the code that runs on the chip, but with an FPGA you start with a blank slate and design the circuit rather than write the code that runs on it. There is no processor to run software, at least not until you design it.If you are interested…

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Auto Connected Car News Article: Automotive Cybersecurity: Practices, RISC-V, Sensors, Argus Cybersecurity, NVIDIA

AdaCore, a trusted provider of software development and verification tools,  announced it is working with NVIDIA to implement Ada and SPARK programming languages for select security-critical firmware used for applications that demand stringent safety and security capabilities, like automated and autonomous driving.Some NVIDIA system-on-a-chip product lines will migrate to a new architecture using the RISC-V Instruction Set Architecture (ISA). Also, NVIDIA plans to upgrade select security-critical firmware software, rewriting it…

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Hackaday Article: Building A RISC-V Desktop

If you want to talk about RISC-V, the open source instruction set for CPUs, you’re probably talking about microcontrollers. Deep in the pipeline are cores for something resembling SoCs, the kind you’d find in desktop NAS solutions, maybe a few routers, and smart TVs. Andrew Back built a RISC-V desktop computer that runs Linux with HDMI and USB, as well as a graphics card.This is a desktop, running with a RISC-V…

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Phoronix Article: The State Of Debian And Fedora On The RISC-V Architecture

RISC-V remains of a lot of interest for open-source and Linux users for being a royalty-free and completely open CPU architecture. In part due to the lack of affordable RISC-V hardware limiting developers from working more on this architecture, the state of RISC-V support by Linux distributions varies but at least has improved a lot in recent years.At this past weekend’s FOSDEM 2019 conference was a RISC-V track with several interesting…

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OSnews Article: Building A RISC-V PC

While it’s clear that the most significant opportunities for RISC-V will be in democratizing custom silicon for accelerating specific tasks and enabling new applications — and it’s already driving a renaissance in novel computer architectures, for e.g. IoT and edge processing — one question that people cannot help but ask is, so when can I have a RISC-V PC? The answer is right now.The result is a RISC-V powered system that can…

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Semiconductor Engineering Article: Week In Review: Design, Low Power

AdaCore says it is working with NVIDIA to implement Ada and Spark programming languages in some of NVIDIA’s security-critical firmware used in safety- and security-critical applications, such as automated and autonomous driving. NVIDIA is migrating some of its SoCs to the open-source RISC-V instruction set architecture and rewriting some of its security firmware from C to Ada and Spark. Ada has been around since the late 1970s, when it was…

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Embedded World 2019: IAR Systems To Showcase Offering For IoT Security, Automotive Functional Safety And RISC-V

At embedded world 2019, IAR Systems, the future-proof supplier of software tools and services for embedded development, will present its ground-breaking technology for IoT security, developed with its sister company Secure Thingz, a global domain expert in device security, embedded systems and lifecycle management. In addition, the company will show its strengthened functional safety offering for automotive, and a preview of upcoming complete tools for RISC-V. The novelties are being…

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