Project aims to build fully open SoC and dev board
Aug 15, 2014, 12:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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A non-profit company is developing an open source, 64-bit "lowRISC" SoC that will enable fully open hardware, "from the CPU core to the development board." University of Cambridge spinoff "lowRISC" is a not-for-profit company with a goal of making a completely open computing eco-system, including the instruction set architecture (ISA), processor silicon, and development boards. The first step is to develop a new system-on-chip design based on the new, 64-bit RISC-V ISA, developed at the University of California, Berkeley.