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“RISC architecture is gonna change everything” …. Adafruit joins the RISC-V Foundation @risc_v #RISCV @adafruit #adafruit

“RISC architecture is gonna change everything” …. “Yah, RISC is good.” Hackers (1995), accurately predicted the future, maybe 🙂


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Big news for us! Adafruit joins the RISC-V Foundation! What is RISC-V?

RISC-V is a free and open ISA enabling a new era of processor innovation through open standard collaboration. Born in academia and research, RISC-V ISA delivers a new level of free, extensible software and hardware freedom on architecture, paving the way for the next 50 years of computing design and innovation.

What is the RISC-V Foundation?

RISC-V (pronounced “risk-five”) is a free and open ISA enabling a new era of processor innovation through open standard collaboration. Founded in 2015, the RISC-V Foundation comprises more than 275 members building the first open, collaborative community of software and hardware innovators powering a new era of processor innovation. Born in academia and research, RISC-V ISA delivers a new level of free, extensible software and hardware freedom on architecture, paving the way for the next 50 years of computing design and innovation.

The RISC-V Foundation, a non-profit corporation controlled by its members, directs the future development and drives the adoption of the RISC-V ISA. Members of the RISC-V Foundation have access to and participate in the development of the RISC-V ISA specifications and related HW / SW ecosystem.

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Adafruit is a member and listed in the RISC-V Foundation Members Directory – Adafruit.

We’re excited for open silicon! If someone is working on a RISC-V microcontroller with built-in USB and a good chunk of RAM please let us know!


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  • Members at a Glance – RISC-V.

RISC-V SPECIFICATIONS

RISC-V SOFTWARE

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3 Comments

  1. RISC-V is the new Linux.

  2. Well, this was accomplished back in 1990 when ARM was founded on the first commercially available RISC machine. Since 1990, ARM has continually released different versions and performance levels. Many products incorporate ARM cores and probably have shipped MM devices…..this was built on a royalty model while the latest RISC V is a open source, royalty free model.

  3. On the subject of RISC history, the MIPS R2000 came out in 1986 and as the acronyn suggests discarded everything in the pursuit of one instruction per cycle. I doubt the end users noticed but its sibling, the R3000, escaped from its use in expensive workstations to power the first two PlayStations.

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