RISC-V Ecosystem News

MyNavi Article: Rapidly Changing Processor Industry

The current market for semiconductors is exacerbated by the US-China trade friction issue that has come up in recent news, but tech companies still seem to be following the problem of process technology development. RISC-V is a license-free CPU core and its ecosystem that contains a very long history of RISC architecture, activities have been continued steadily in the form of a consortium, and the results have been gradually been obtained. To…

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Data Center Insider Article: What Is RISC? And What Is CISC?

RISC stands for Reduced Instruction Set Computer and describes a new working concept for CPUs . It was developed in Stanford in the late 70s and early 80s.Computers worked until the invention of RISC according to the CISP (Complex Instruction Set Computer) principle. To understand RISC, it makes sense to first take a look at CISC.The CISC concept aimed to translate a command into as few as possible assembly lines. In addition, a CISC instruction…

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EE Times Japan Article: China Where RISC-V Utilization Has Begun To Make It’s Mark

Commodity-made modules made in China are used for many products. In addition to M5STACK , an IoT edge computer, a Chinese cleaning robot ,Espressif’s Wi-Fi module is used in Renesas Electronics’ microcontroller board GR-LYCHEE,  M5STACK, and even a Chinese cleaning robot. What is already considered a world-class semiconductor has now announced the adoption of RISC-V. The RISC-V Foundation has opened its doors to share storage components comes from Western Digital, GPU from NVIDIA and so on. To read more, please…

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CNX Software Article: GAPPoc AI Development Boards Based On The GAP8 RISC-V Chip

GreenWaves has developed a board based on the GAP8 chip which can be evaluated from a GAPuino board, which is a generic board that can run off a low and external power source. It can also run off of a USB and is compatible with the Arduino ecosystem. Recently the company moved beyond the generic board to the GAPPoc platform. To read more, please visit: https://www.cnx-software.com/2019/07/03/gappoc-ai-development-boards-based-on-the-gap8-risc-v-chip/

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Tom’s Hardware Article: Deep Dive – Nvidia Inference Research Chip Scales To 32 Chiplets

Nvidia has presented a scalable multi-chip module (MCM) inference research chip. The 4.01TOPS deep neural network (DNN) accelerator scales to 32 chips and 128TOPS, and is therefore suitable for applications ranging from mobile devices to the data center. The chip is fabricated on 16nm and was presented at the 2019 VLSI Symposium.To cover a multitude of power, performance, application and form factor variables, Nvidia designed its inference research chip as…

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EDN China Article: Create A Custom Processor With RISC-V

The RISC-V Foundation has attracted a wide range of industry attention due to its open-source freedom and standardization advantages. Its soft core, hard CPU and chips, development boards and tools are commercially available. A key feature of the architecture is that CPU developers can adapt RISC-V functionality to their needs without sacrificing the applicability of the tools and libraries created for the underlying standards. To read more, please visit https://www.ednchina.com/news/2019062518157.html. Please note that…

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SiFive Expands DesignShare IP Ecosystem To 20 Partner Companies

 SiFive, the leading provider of commercial RISC-V processor IP and silicon solutions, announced today that it has expanded its DesignShare ecosystem to 20 portfolio companies and strengthened the third-party IP available to developers of SoCs designed for use in artificial intelligence (AI) and edge inference. As SoC design and IP costs rise for advanced nodes, SiFive continues to deliver innovative business models in order to democratize access to optimized silicon…

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Tom’s Hardware Article: India’s First CPUs Are Ready For App Development

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has released the software development kit (SDK) for its open-source Shakti processor. Shakti is based on the open-source RISC-V instruction set architecture and was funded by the Indian Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. The institute promised that a development board will also be released soon. To read more, please visit: https://www.tomshardware.com/news/india-shakti-cpu-processors-sdk-risc-v,39781.html

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Electronics Weekly Article: SiFive Adds IP To DesignShare Ecosystem

SiFive is developing design platforms in leading FinFET nodes for computer vision, edge inferencing, and training applications. The deployment of highly optimized silicon at the edge will require the customizability and capabilities afforded by SiFive’s 64-bit RISC-V processors. The cost and effort of acquiring IP for such use cases, however, has traditionally been a high barrier to building new custom SoCs. To read more, please visit: https://www.electronicsweekly.com/news/business/sifive-adds-ip-designshare-ecosystem-2019-07/

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EET China Article: NXP – Cross-Border Products, Double-Sided Attributes

Telling China’s story of defining, designing and manufacturing is the top priority for NXP‘s senior vice president and general manager of the microcontroller business unit, Geoff Lees. We are only halfway through 2019 and have already launched a number of products and projects. In the words of Lees, “2019 has become the largest year for NXP’s microcontroller division to launch new products.”If the cross-border processor adopting the “MCU+application processor” concept…

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