Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Jul 2018 19:18 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems

Anybody remember Microsoft's "get the facts" campaign? Well, ARM is having its "get the facts" moment, with the British company launching a site to disparage the open source RISC-V architecture.

The instruction set architecture (ISA) is the foundation of all chip or System-on-Chip (SoC) products. It is therefore one of the most fundamental design choices you will make. If you are considering using an open-source ISA, such as RISC-V, it is critical to understand the key factors you should consider as part of your go-to-market strategy.

It seems odd for ARM - riding high as it is - to attack RISC-V like this, which seems to barely be making a dent anywhere.

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by smashIt on Mon 9th Jul 2018 20:31 UTC
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They are seeing the writing on the wall.
32bit µCs are already sold well below 1$ a pop.
Saveing 1-2c in this region is a big deal.
And once you have the new ISA implemented in silicon and dev-tools nothing is stopping you from deploying it in higher-end µCs.

Edited 2018-07-09 20:31 UTC

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