QuickLogic joins RISC-V Foundation

QuickLogic has joined the RISC-V Foundation, the open, free instruction set architecture (ISA) consortium.

QuickLogic says there is strong synergy between the company’s embedded FPGA (eFPGA) (left) initiative, its membership in the GlobalFoundries FDXcelerator Partner Program for 22FDX SoC design, with faster migration to FD-SOI from bulk nodes such as 40nm and 28nm. eFPGA customers using the 22FDX technology will be able to seamlessly integrate FPGA and open source processor technology on the same SoC, says QuickLogic. The eFPGA is also designed to enable SoC designers to implement post production changes easily, and provide hardware programmability to end customers.

The RISC-V ISA was originally developed at the University of California, Berkeley. Since it was created in 2015, the foundation has over 100 members, from hardware and software companies, promoting an extensible processor architecture and ecosystem that is based on open source instruction set. Members have access to, and participate in, the development of the RISC-V ISA specifications and related hardware/software ecosystem.



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