RISC-V Inches Toward The Center
By Ann Steffora-Mutschler, Semiconductor Engineering
RISC-V is pushing further into the mainstream, showing up across a wide swath of designs and garnering support from a long and still-growing list of chipmakers, tools vendors, universities and foundries. In most cases it is being used as a complementary processor than a replacement for something else, but that could change in the future.
Sergio Marchese, technical marketing manager at OneSpin Solutions, agreed. “There are many opportunities for service companies and EDA vendors to provide tailored solutions that fit into an open, interoperable design development framework where engineers can pick and choose best-in-class solutions and deploy them seamlessly. Consider the benefit of having an open, formal RISC-V ISA specification and using it to deliver an unprecedented level of rigor and automation in the verification of both simple and complex micro-architectures implemented in hardware.”