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.

Arm Mbed, The Things Network LoRaWAN Webinar

Arm Announces Mbed, Things Network LoRaWAN webinar

Arm’s Mbed division has announced a webinar offering a getting started guide to using the LoRaWAN long-range low-power radio standard via The Things Network, scheduled for the 29th of November. Hosted by Jan Jongboom and Johan Stokking, the principle applications engineer and developer evangelist for Internet of Things (IoT) at… Read More
Flex Logix eFPGA

SiFive adds Flex Logix eFPGAs to DesignShare

RISC-V pioneer SiFive has announced that Flex Logix is adding its EFLX embedded field-programmable gate array (FPGA) to the DesignShare platform, adding yet another string to the ecosystem’s system-on-chip (SoC) design bow. “There is a critical need in the chip industry to provide a faster, cheaper way for innovative companies… Read More
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Linux Foundation Launches Community Data Licence

The Linux Foundation has announced the launch of the Community Data Licence Agreement (CDLA), which it claims makes it easier for organisations and individuals to share, analyse, and use data collaboratively. “An open data license is essential for the frictionless sharing of the data that powers both critical technologies and… Read More

FireSim Brings RISC-V to Amazon’s AWS Platform

Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley RISE Lab have released FireSim, an open-source cloud instance of RocketChip RISC-V processors running on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform. “FPGA-accelerated hardware simulation is by no means a new concept. However, previous attempts to use FPGAs for simulation have been fraught… Read More
Microsemi Mi-V Ecosystem

Microsemi Launches Mi-V Ecosystem

Microsemi has announced it is to help push RISC-V adoption through Mi-V, a new ecosystem which gives those developing on the open architecture full tier-one vendor support from the top down. “As a leader in RISC-V, we are pleased Microsemi is the first tier one vendor to build out a… Read More
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CRU: RISC-V Growth, Job Vacancies, and More

Cambridge-based semiconductor specialist UltraSoC has announced its expansion into Bristol, and it’s giving credit for its recent growth to an explosion of interest in the open-source RISC-V instruction set architecture (ISA). “There’s a perfect storm of factors revolutionising the technology business from top to bottom,” says Rupert Baines, UltraSoC’s… Read More