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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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An Open-V Chip, Wire-Bonded

Community Round-Up: Open-V, Zephyr, Solar LoRa, Android Things, and Cortex-M0

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. RISC-V-based microcontroller creator OnChip has a convincing reason to investigate its Open-V crowdfunded hardware, courtesy its latest campaign update: the company is working on developing…

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SiFive HiFive1 Development Board

Community Round-Up: RISC-V Workshop Edition

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 fifth RISC-V workshop took place this week, and for fans of the open instruction set architecture (ISA) the news has been nothing but good….

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RDM Makerspace's Marvin LoRa Development Board

Community Round-Up: LoRa and FPGA Boards, RISC-V Progress, and ePython 1.0

Technology journalist Gareth Halfacree has launched 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. For those looking to experiment with long-range radio-based wide-area networking, Niels Stamhuis’ Marvin development board aims to simplify prototyping of LoRaWAN and other LoRa…

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