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What Is RISC-V? An In-Depth introduction to the RISC-V Instruction Set Architecture

Imperas examples of RISC-V Custom Instructions featuring the ChaCha20 stream cipher are used to illustrate the flexibility of the open standard ISA of RISC-V.

Elektor Magazine


The electronics industry seems to have gone crazy for RISC-V. But why? What is RISC-V and how can you participate in it? If you’ve read anything in passing, you’ll know it is a type of processor, and there are some chips available that use it. You may also know that it is "free and open," which primarily accounts for the excitement and huge fanbase. Let’s pull back the veneer of hysteria and find out what this technology is really all about…


To read the full Elektor Magazine article by Stuart Cording, click here.