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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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Sysmocom 3.5G Starter Kit

Community Round-Up: Sysmocom 3.5G Kit, Shrinking Linux, MIPS for Sale, Google’s Open Source Site and TPU Cloud, Signal/Power Isolation, Microsoft on IoT Security, and Kickstarter’s Hardware Studio

Open source cellular specialist Sysmocom has announced a limited-edition kit offering an all-in-one 3.5G cellular network with base station, femtocell, and ten pre-provisioned SIM cards. Offering an open platform and designed for everything from Internet of Things (IoT) network deployments to local or extended voice network coverage, the SysmoNITB 3.5G kit is based around the…

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My Time at AB Open

Over the course of starting intern at AB Open and undertake this project, I’ve learned more here than I did in my whole time in formal education. Well, that might be a slight exaggeration, but only slight.

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SiFive HiFive1 Development Board

Community Round-Up: RISC-V GCC, Book, Workshop and Licensing, Mentoring GSOC, Linux 4.11 and EdgeX, BrickerBot, and an Open-Source Rigol Firmware

The GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) has hit version 7.1 and now includes support for the RISC-V instruction set architecture (ISA), three decades after the toolkit’s initial 1.0 release. That support for the burgeoning RISC-V open instruction set architecture was coming to GCC was no secret, following the acceptance by the GCC Steering Committee of a port…

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