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OSDDI: OpenRISC, Olof Kindgren

The OpenRISC processor has been around for a good number of years and it has found use in a NASA satellite and Samsung digital televisions, to name just two applications. In this instalment of Open Source Digital Design Insights, long time OpenRISC contributor and open source developer, Olof Kindgren, provides an introduction to the project,…

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Wuthering Bytes 2017

With Gareth on vacation there’s no Community Round-Up this fortnight, so I thought I’d take the opportunity to provide a rundown on what we have in store for the annual  Wuthering Bytes technology festival — running over 10 days again! — that will get off to a start in just a few weeks time. Festival…

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OSDDI: SHAKTI Processor, IIT Madras

This latest instalment of Open Source Digital Design Insights is once again from interviews filmed back at ORConf 2015 in Geneva, and this time on the RISC-V based SHAKTI processor from IIT Madras. A project that aims to build 6 processor variants that range from microcontroller up to HPC class silicon, with processor interconnect and…

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Calderdale's LoRaWAN Gateway

CRU: LoRaWAN fun, RISC-V education, FPGAs, and more

AB Open’s Andrew Back has written of our work on a LoRaWAN gateway for the region, installed on an iconic 275-feet tall landmark with intermittent power. Part of AB Open’s participation in the IoTUK Boost programme, the installation is designed to provide connectivity to The Things Network’s long-range radio wide-area network (LoRaWAN) as Things Calderdale….

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SiFive RISC-V processor

CRU: RISC-V Toolchains, Tiny PCBs, 6502-as-a-Service, and More

Developer Liviu Ionescu has published the results of RISC-V toolchain testing, comparing the GNU MCU Eclipse toolchain to the GCC-based toolchain from SiFive across four configurations. “After releasing GNU MCU Eclipse RISC-V Embedded GCC, I tested if the strategy used while building it is effective,” Liviu explains of his experiments, which saw the SiFive example…

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Intel Compute Card

Community Round-Up: RISC-V Workshop Proceedings, Open Virtual Platforms, Cortus’ Core, Arduino Cinque, MinnowBoard Turbot, PIC32MZ with GPU, ARM Cortex-A75, Cortex-A55, Intel Compute Cards, Doubling PWM Resolution, and Gordon Williams on Open Source Challenges

The RISC-V Foundation has publicly published the proceedings of the 6th RISC-V Workshop, held early last month in Shanghai, China. Video and, where appropriate, slide decks have been made available from the three public days of the four-day event. Highlights include updates from Rick O’Connor and Yunsup Lee on the RISC-V Foundation and RISC-V Technical…

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