RISC-V Ecosystem News

Electronics360 Article: Four Reasons To Use RISC-V For Aerospace And Defense Applications

As aerospace and defense firms look toward developing future air and space platforms, they are making decisions about which hardware and software elements to use in their designs.One significant design choice is the underlying instruction set architecture (ISA) that defines the interface between the software and hardware for a computer processor.A relatively new ISA called RISC-V has emerged as an open source alternative to commercial ISAs.RISC-V is an extensible, widely…

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The Linley Group Article: Cortus FPS69V Uses 64-Bit RISC-V

Cortus added five new CPUs to its RISC-V product line, ranging from the tiny APS1V, to its first multicore and 64-bit RISC-V designs. The 64-bit FPS69V specifications are still preliminary, but the others are in production now, and lead customers have already designed them into chips targeting aerospace, automotive, industrial, and satellite applications.The new APS1V implements the RV32EMC ISA. Using the same process technology, the APS1V consumes the same area…

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Stacey On IoT Article: IoT News Of The Week For April 26, 2019

A RISC-V processor designed for speech recognition: It’s time to follow me into the nerdy world of chip architectures. RISC-V, which I’ve written about before, is a new, open-source architecture. The key benefit of RISC-V is that it makes it much cheaper to build new chips. SiFive, a company that provides tools for designing RISC-V chips and chipmaker QuickLogic are using RISC-V to build a series of systems on a…

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SiFive Announces Strategic Partnership With QuickLogic And Launches SoC Templates For Rapid Chip Design

SiFive, the leading provider of RISC-V core IP, development tools, and silicon solutions, announced today the Freedom Aware (FA) family of SoC Templates and its strategic development partnership with QuickLogic Corporation, an innovator of ultra-low power voice-enabled SoCs, embedded FPGA IP, and endpoint AI software tools and solutions. The Freedom Aware family of SoC Templates extends SiFive’s chip design capabilities and radically lowers the cost and development time associated with…

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The Register Article: QEMU 4 Arrives With Toys For Arm Admirers, RISC-V Revolutionaries, POWER Patriots… You Get The Idea

Emulation fans, rejoice! Version 4 of open-source emulator QEMU has dropped with features aplenty and, sadly, one or two omissions.First the bad news – x86 Memory Protection Extensions (MPX) support has been dropped from all CPU modes. The QEMU team is blunt in its reasoning, declaring the tech a “failed experiment by Intel” in the changelog. The gang has also dropped the “pc-0.10” and “pc-0.11” machine types, urging users to switch…

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Qamcom Joins The RISC-V Foundation

Qamcom Research & Technology has joined the RISC-V Foundation with the intention of further driving the adoption of RISC-V in the areas of wireless connectivity, autonomous systems and industrial IoT. Membership in the Foundation provides both an opportunity for Qamcom to collaborate with an expert community and to take a leadership position in the adoption and implementation of the RISC-V instruction set architecture (ISA). Qamcom is a technology application expert,…

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EE Times Article: RISC-V, DARPA Advance Security

With the proliferation of intelligent devices, the industry needs new robust security approaches instead of trying to fix the cracks in existing designs.Companies often don’t build security into their products from the start. Instead, they add on cryptographic algorithms and primitives to achieve confidentiality and authenticity properties, but this add-on approach makes the product a target of possible attacks.Attacks might include exploitable software bugs, the most common vulnerability, or hardware…

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CTIMES Article: Andes Launches First DSP Instruction Set For RISC-V Multi-Core Processors To Challenge The HPC Market

Leading up to the RISC-V forum, RISC-V CON, which will be held in Hsinchu on May 9, Andes Technology Corporation on April 19 hosted an explanatory press conference for new processor products and ecosystem services. Their new products will include the first RISC-V processor of its kind with a DSP instruction set (A25MP/AX25MP), which can provide more than twice the operating performance of their competitors, and it is a computational…

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HiNet Article: This Year’s RISC-V New Licensing Contract Is Expected To Double The Growth Of Crystal’s Annual Revenue And Double-Digit Growth

The RISC-V architecture is increasingly valued by the industry. The number of RISC-V new license contracts and overall revenue is expected to double this year. The RISC-V licenses accounted for a quarter of last year’s revenue, and this year’s share is expected to increase as well.The RISC-V architecture has gradually gained market attention. Lin Zhiming, general manager of Jingxin Branch, said that more than one-third of the 21 RISC-V solution…

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Electronics Lab Article: The Maixduino – Sipeed’s New Neural Network Maix-Based Board

Sipeed released their 64-bit RISC-V MAix module at the end of last year, crowdfunding a series of boards on Indiegogo built majorly to do machine learning inferencing at the edge, with no cloud needed. There has been a lot of work put in, to document and support the MAix module, including both Arduino support and a port of MicroPython. Sipeed’s Maixduino is a MAix-based board that features a “classic” Arduino form factor which is pin-compatible to the…

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