"Demonstrated at the Linley Fall Processor Conference, the HiFive Unmatched is billed as the 'world’s fastest native RISC-V development platform.'"
The HiFive Unmatched from SiFive ushers in a new era of RISC-V Linux development platform in a PC form factor. Powered by the SiFive Freedom U740 RISC-V SoC and targeted for creating RISC-V applications, the platform features 8 GB of 64-bit DDR4 memory operating at 2400 MT/s, high-speed interconnects with PCIe Gen 3 x8 operating at 7.8 GB/s, Gigabit Ethernet, and USB 3.2 Gen 1. Software development is supported with Freedom U-SDK from SiFive, which provides a fast and convenient software environment to quickly build and modify a custom Linux distribution for this RISC-V PC.
The Freedom U740 SoC is the highest performance RISC-V processor available today, and the Unmatched board is ready to be your next desktop.
In February 2018, SiFive launched the HiFive Unleashed board, a demonstration and evaluation board for the highest-performance RISC-V processor available at the time, the Freedom U540. While it did not include common PC interfaces like PCIe or USB, it offered expansion opportunities via a ChipLink high-speed serial interface. A few months later, the Microsemi HiFive Unleashed Expansion Board launched to supplement the Unleashed with PCIe, USB, HDMI, and a host of additional peripherals for experimentation and development. This combination brought a usable desktop RISC-V PC to users for the first time.
The Unmatched board is a significant performance iteration and cost reduction from this combination, and SiFive is proud to be able to be able to bring an exceptional RISC-V platform to an even wider audience of users and developers.
|1. DDR4 SDRAM||9.Expansion header||17. M.2 Key E connector|
|2. PMIC||10. Current monitor||18. M.2 Key M connector|
|3. QSPI flash||11. JTAG header||19. x16 PCIe connector|
|4. PCIe switch||12. microSD card slot||20. Front panel header|
|5. USB hub||13. microUSB-UART console||21. 24-pin ATX power connector|
|6. PCIe-USB bridge||14. RJ45 connector||22. FU740 reset|
|7. Ethernet PHY||15. x2 USB connector||23. Global reset|
|8. UART-USB controller||16. x2 USB connector||24. On/off switch|
A full suite of documentation will be available on the SiFive website, including:
Additionally, the board will ship with a microSD card preloaded with the SiFive Freedom U-SDK, including these components:
A typical desktop PC build will need to add:
We are in the process of validating commodity SSD, GPU, and wireless card options. We will post fully validated recommendations in the coming weeks.
Funding ends on Dec 15, 2020 at 03:59 PM PST (11:59 PM UTC)