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 complete open RISC-V ecosystem which not only supports our needs but contributes to the entire development community,” says Jim Aralis, chief technology officer and vice president of advanced development at Microsemi. “Customers can now select RISC-V for their new designs knowing a tier one vendor committed to the success of this technology is providing all the necessary tools to confidently use RISC-V soft CPUs in their products.”

Part of the Microsemi Accelerate Ecosystem, Mi-V brings together a wide range of components from the SoftConsole Eclipse-based integrated development environment (IDE), full firmware catalogue, and the Libero PolarFire system-on-chip (SoC) through to operating systems including Express Logic ThreadX, Huawei LiteOS, and Micrium µC/OS-II. Supported boards at launch include the RTG4 development kit and the PolarFire Evaluation Kit field-programmable gate array (FPGA) boards as well as Future Electronic’s IGLOO2 RISC-V board.

More information on the Mi-V Ecosystem is available from the official website.