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.
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Microchip Open Early Access Programme for RISC-V-Enabled PolarFire SoC FPGA Family

Microchip has opened an early access programme for its RISC-V-enabled PolarFire SoC family of field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), providing what the company claims is “the world’s first hardened real-time Linux-capable RISC-V-based microprocessor subsystem” to a low-power FPGA range. “Delivering the industry’s first RISC-V based SoC FPGA along with our Mi-V… Read More
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OpenHW Group Unveils CORE-V Chassis SoC Project, Building on PULP Project IP

OpenHW Group has announced a project to create a heterogeneous multi-core processor evaluation system-on-chip (SoC) design, featuring a high-performance 64-bit core coupled with a lower-power 32-bit core: the CORE-V Chassis. “The CORE-V Chassis project will help validate that serious silicon development is possible utilising the ethos of open-source hardware, IP,… Read More