Author: Gareth Halfacree

Gareth Halfacree is a technology journalist and technical author best known for his work on the Raspberry Pi User Guide and an upcoming book covering the BBC’s micro:bit project. A keen open source advocate and RISC-V fan, Gareth is responsible for curating our fortnightly community round-up posts.

QEMU 4.1.0 Extends RISC-V Open ISA Support

The open-source QEMU machine emulator and virtualiser has received enhanced support for the open RISC-V instruction set architecture (ISA) in its 4.1.0 release. Following on from the 4.0.0 release back in April, QEMU 4.1.0 brings a range of improvements to its support for the open RISC-V ISA. Chief among… Read More
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Andes Technology Points to Explosive RISC-V Growth

Andes Technology has announced explosive demand for its proprietary processor cores based on the open RISC-V instruction set architecture (ISA), highlighting the growing demand for alternatives to x86, Arm, MIPS, and other proprietary ISAs. Born from the University of California at Berkeley in 2010, the open RISC-V instruction set architecture… Read More