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SiFive RISC-V processor

Community Round-Up: RISC-V Improvements, Caffe2, PCBA Visualisation, Solar Supercapacitors, Arduino Sigfox, Intel Developer Forums, IoT Requirements Guide, and the Vinduino LoRa Project

Researchers at Princeton University have helped boost the robustness of the burgeoning RISC-V architecture, having developed a tool which has picked up on data storage and retrieval ordering problems that could otherwise have derailed attempts to use it in high-reliability applications. “Incorrect memory access orderings can result in software performing calculations using the wrong values,”…

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Nordic Semiconductors' nRF52832

Community Round-Up: Bluetooth 5 in Apache Mynewt, Microsoft’s Sopris MCU and CodePlex Closure, ARM Compute Library, Canonical’s IoT Push, Embedded World Videos, Sinclair Spectrum Flashing, and Bomb Squad Academy

The Apache Mynewt open-source embedded operating system has received support for Bluetooth 5, Runtime has announced during the Bluetooth World 2017 conference, with ports already under test for the Nordic Semiconductor nRF52832 and nRF52840 system-on-chips (SoCs). “Last year at Bluetooth World 2016, Runtime announced the world’s first open source, controller-level BLE protocol stack for microcontroller-class (MCU)…

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ARM DynamIQ

Community Round-Up: ARM DynamIQ, GAP8, RISC-V Survey, BeagleBone Blue, Intel tinyTILE, Flow Batteries, Vint Cerf on Security, Employee IP Agreements, and an IoTUK Boost Extension

ARM, now under the ownership of Japanese technology giant Softbank, has announced a new microarchitecture for its next-generation processors, built with many-core and deep-learning projects firmly in mind: DynamIQ. “DynamIQ technology is a monumental shift in multicore microarchitecture for the industry and the foundation for future ARM Cortex-A processors. The flexibility and versatility of DynamIQ…

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IoTUK Boost hardware

Community Round-Up: IoTUK Boost Deadline, RISC-V Workshop, Nvidia’s TX2, Microchip’s CEC1702, Cypress PSoC4 Hacked, DPS5005 Firmware, OpenScope Success, a Goodenough Battery, RF Modules, and Bunnie’s Book

Technology journalist Gareth Halfacree is running the AB Open Community Round-Up series, offering a fortnightly glimpse at what’s happening in and around open source hardware and software, wireless and related topics. Applications for the IoTUK Boost innovation programme, run in Calderdale by AB Open in partnership with IoTUK, RS Components, The Things Network, and Calderdale…

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DoES Liverpool's LoRaWAN Gateway

Community Round-Up: Liverpool LoRaWAN, RISC-V Events, SHAttered, Linux 4.10, DeviceHive, FPGA Tips, Kaspersky OS, and LimeNET

Technology journalist Gareth Halfacree is running the AB Open Community Round-Up series, offering a fortnightly glimpse at what’s happening in and around open source hardware and software, wireless and related topics. Community wireless effort The Things Network is a little larger today thanks to the official launch of The Things Network Liverpool’s first permanent gateway,…

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Andrew Back's LoRaWAN display

Community Round-Up: LoRaWAN Projects, iolinker, OpenScope, SoC PoC, Autorouting in gEDA, an Open Laptop, and Wuthering Bytes 2017

Technology journalist Gareth Halfacree is running the AB Open Community Round-Up series, offering a fortnightly glimpse at what’s happening in and around open source hardware and software, wireless and related topics. If you’ve ever wondered how difficult getting into long-range, low-power wireless networking might be, our own Andrew Back’s post over at RS DesignSpark should…

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SiFive RISC-V processor

Community Round-Up: RISC-V in GCC, Right to Repair, Sub-Threshold MCUs, Debugging, 32-Bit Upgrades, FPGA Follies, and Microelectrical Repair

Technology journalist Gareth Halfacree is running the AB Open Community Round-Up series, offering a fortnightly glimpse at what’s happening in and around open source hardware and software, wireless and related topics. The open RISC-V instruction set architecture (ISA) has taken a major step towards the mainstream with the news that the GCC Steering Committee has…

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SiFive HiFive1 development board

Hands-On with the SiFive HiFive1 RISC-V Development Board

It’s been many a decade since there was a shortage of microcontrollers to choose from, with everything from eight-bit low-power chips to 64-bit high-performance parts flooding the market in implementations ranging from hobbyist-friendly to engineer-approved. Now, though, there’s something new: RISC-V, a fully open processor instruction set architecture (ISA) which is finally making the jump…

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OnChip's Publicly-Accessible Open-V Dev Board

Community Round-Up: RISC-V Boards and Emulators, Harvey OS, Embedded Security Advice, and Open-Source Quantum Computing

Technology journalist Gareth Halfacree is running the AB Open Community Round-Up series, offering a fortnightly glimpse at what’s happening in and around open source hardware and software, wireless and related topics. It’s been a great start to the year for the open-source processor architecture RISC-V starting with the release of a publicly-accessible web-hosted development board…

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1Bitsy Boards on Panels

Community Round-Up: ARM Dev Tools, Five-Network IoT, 128-bit RISC-V, Choosing an RTOS, and an Osmocom CFP

Technology journalist Gareth Halfacree is running the AB Open Community Round-Up series, offering a fortnightly glimpse at what’s happening in and around open source hardware and software, wireless and related topics. Piotr Esden-Tempski has successfully completed a crowdfunding campaign for the 1Bitsy development board and Black Magic v2.1 JTAG/SWD probe, both of which are being developed…

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