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 to rapidly prototype new, advanced chip architectures,” says Geoff Tate, chief executive of Flex Logix, of his company’s newest partnership. “Through DesignShare, SiFive and Flex Logix can give customers a highly programmable, flexible chip design for both microcontroller SoCs and multicore process SoCs. The RISC-V architecture provides excellent performance, and – when combined with embedded FPGA functionality, can provide higher performance in a reconfigurable way.”
“The addition of Flex Logix’s best-in-class embedded FPGA platform to the DesignShare ecosystem provides engineers with a new and better way to bring SoCs to market,” adds Naveed Sherwani, SiFive’s chief executive. “The adoption of the RISC-V architecture continues to experience significant growth, and the addition of embedded FPGA technologies through DesignShare will make it easier and more flexible for designers to employ RISC-V in their future designs across a wide range of implementations, from embedded devices to the data centre.”