Wednesday, February 27, 2019

RISC-V: Open-Source Hardware (OSH)

RISC-V - Wikipedia

"RISC-V (pronounced "risk-five") is an open-source hardware instruction set architecture (ISA) based on established reduced instruction set computer (RISC) principles.

In contrast to most ISAs, the RISC-V ISA is free and open-source and can be used royalty-free for any purpose, permitting anyone to design, manufacture and sell RISC-V chips and software. While not the first open-architecture[1] ISA, it is significant because it is designed to be useful in a wide range of devices. The instruction set also has a substantial body of supporting software, which avoids a usual weakness of new instruction sets.

The project began in 2010 at the University of California, Berkeley, but many contributors are volunteers and industry workers outside the university.[2]

The RISC-V ISA has been designed with small, fast, and low-power real-world implementations in mind,[3][4] but without over-architecting for a particular microarchitecture style"

RISC-V @ GitHub

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