Ensuring that your product contains the best RISC-V processor core is not an easy decision, and current tools are not up to the task.
With an increasing number of companies interested in devices based on the RISC-V ISA, and a growing number of cores, accelerators, and infrastructure components being made available, either commercially or in open-source form, end users face an increasingly difficult challenge of ensuring they make the best choices.
Each user likely will have a set of needs and concerns that almost equals the flexibility of the RISC-V offerings, extending well beyond traditional PPA metrics into safety and security concerns, or quality considerations. That could include the adaptability of the verification collateral, which enables the architectural extension and the necessary verification to go along with it…
To read the full Semiconductor Engineering article by Brian Bailey, click here.