The RISC-V workshop in California at the end of November 2017 provided the opportunity for Western Digital to commit its own work on processors for internal use to the open-source architecture and for the ecosystem of off-the-shelf cores and tools to expand.
Cortus has added to its version 2 architecture a processor core that offers hardware support for floating-point code.
CAST and SoC Solutions have teamed up to put together pre-integrated platforms, with designs that reach down into the 8bit space.
Minimal IP cores are meant to serve broader market than IoT, using revised instruction set to increase code density, save on chip memory and enable security
For a new 32bit microcontroller family, FTDI Chip has decided to not follow the crowd into the ARM camp but go it alone with its own proprietary architecture
Silicon Labs has brought development support for both its 8bit and ongoing 32bit microcontroller lines together using its Simplicity Studio IDE.
Imagination Technologies' MIPS group has launched processor cores that include support for virtualization and measures to prevent reverse engineering.
Atmel has launched its first family of microcontrollers based on ARM's Cortex M0+ with features to ease PCB design and provide programmable serial ports.
Colin Walls of Mentor Graphics on a significant surprise in UBM’s latest market survey
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