New Tech Tuesdays: RISC-V Designers Can Turn to These Development Tools

New Tech Tuesdays

Join journalist and Mouser technical content specialist Tommy Cummings for a weekly look at all things interesting, new, and noteworthy for design engineers.

RISC is short for reduced instruction set computer principles. Developed in 2010, RISC-V (pronounced risk-five) is a free and open instruction set architecture (ISA) that enables processor innovation through open standard collaboration. This makes RISC-V open-sourced, usable in an academic setting, and available in any hardware or software design without royalties.

Who doesn’t like royalty-free open source?

For developers, this means RISC-V is ideal for embedded applications, from IoT applications to computer devices to automotive applications and computer controllers. With RISC-V, developers are creating custom processors designed to handle the requirements of newer workloads for artificial intelligence, machine learning, Internet of Things, virtual reality, and augmented reality applications.

The development possibilities are endless. This week's New Tech Tuesdays examines three products in the RISC-V personal computer ecosystem that developers should embrace if they don’t already.

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