SiFive Freedom E310 processor

The latest on developments at AB Open and across the wider community.

CRU: RISC-V, OpenRISC, LoRaWAN, and More

The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) has received a proposal for a cross-vendor standard designed to offer a solid and secure mechanism for updating the firmware of Internet of Things (IoT) devices in the field. Written by Arm engineers Brendan Moran, Milosch Meriac, and Hannes Tschofenig, the draft – titled… Read More
Analog Bits Products

Analog Bits Joins SiFive’s DesignShare Platform

Open silicon specialist SiFive has announced another win for its DesignShare platform with Analog Bits, provider of low-power mixed signal intellectual property, adding its precision clocking macros into the mix. Designed to make it simpler for start-ups to build custom silicon by bringing together as much of the IP required… Read More
Broadcom Radio Module

Broadcom Offers £98.8 Billion to Acquire Qualcomm

Broadcom has issued an offer to buy rival chip maker Qualcomm in a deal valued at nearly £100 billion – to include NXP Semiconductor, should Qualcomm’s own acquisition go through – further shrinking the embedded and communications chip markets. Following ongoing legal battles with Apple, Qualcomm’s largest customer, and reports… Read More
LoRaWAN Display

LoRa Alliance Releases LoRaWAN 1.1 Standard

The LoRa Alliance, responsible for the LoRaWAN long-range low-power wireless network standard, has announced the release of a new revision which brings with it support for global roaming. Announced during the All Members meeting in China, the LoRaWAN 1.1 standard brings support for global handover roaming, Class B, and security… Read More