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SemiEng: A Minimal RISC-V

Is there room for an even smaller version of a RISC-V processor that could replace 8-bit microcontrollers?

Semiconductor Engineering


Microcontrollers exist in almost everything, but can RISC-V satisfy the needs of this market? Is it small enough to replace 8-bit processors? What might help people migrate to a more modern processor architecture?
RISC-V defines a 32-bit processor instruction set architecture (ISA) that is open…


To read the full Semiconductor Engineering article by Brian Bailey, click here.