The World's First Open Source RISC-V-based 32-bit μC

Mar 23, 2017

MPW Run and Final Campaign Extension

We're moving full speed ahead toward a test wafer run, sponsorship to fund Open-V is still a real (if slowly evolving) possibility, and we're extending the campaign one final time, without impacting the main production schedule. Read the full update.

Mar 12, 2017

A Taste of Chip Design

As we work at full speed toward the May tapeout to qualify several blocks on 180 nm CMOS, we figured it would be a good time to pause just for a moment to give you a taste of what's required to accomplish this kind of project. Read the full update.

Feb 20, 2017

Sponsorship Possibility and 30-day Extension

We're extending the Open-V campaign by 30 days in the hope that by then we will have official sign-off on a grant from a very large organization to provide the remaining funds needed to make the Open-V microcontroller a reality. Read on for details and what this means to backers. Read the full update.

Feb 02, 2017

Arduino Compatibility

In this update, we'll describe the Open-V microcontroller's Arduino compatibility, what it took to get there, and what it means for our backers. Read the full update.

Jan 25, 2017

Collaboration with SiFive

Today, we're excited to announce a collaboration with SiFive, a company founded by the creators of RISC-V and dedicated to open source silicon. In the rest of this update, we'll describe the collaboration in detail, what it means for the Open-V microcontroller, and what it means to you, our supporters. Read the full update.

Jan 06, 2017

Campaign Extension

To make a long story short, we're extending the Open-V campaign by 45 days and hope to release some exciting news very soon to justify this extension. Read the full update.

Dec 28, 2016

Open True Random Number Generator

The Open-V has the potential to greatly boost and democratize hardware security. As a concrete step toward realizing this potential, we’re happy to announce today that the Open-V will include, at no additional cost, a fully open, state-of-the-art, thermal noise-based true random number generator (TRNG) peripheral. Read the full update.

Dec 19, 2016

Live Demos Over the Internet

You can now program real Open-V dev boards from anywhere in the world and see the results on a live video feed! Here's our first demo - blinking the dev board LEDs. Read the full update.

Dec 07, 2016

5th RISC-V Workshop

We (Elkim and Ckristian) spent last week in the Bay Area attending the 5th RISV-V Workshop and meeting with a bunch of people in the industry. This first update reports some of the interesting things to came out of this trip. Read the full update.

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