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SiFive reveals X280 core and AndeSight RISC-V IDE moves to v5.0

Apr 26, 2021

SiFive revealed its RISC-V-based SiFive Intelligence X280 core IP with RVV extensions for AI/ML edge computing. Andes, meanwhile, unveiled its Linux-ready AndeSight IDE v5.0 with new RVP and RVV support.
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SiFive Intelligence platform tapped by Tenstorrent and Renesas

Apr 22, 2021

[Updated: 11AM] — SiFive announced that AI chip startup Tenstorrent will license a new 64-bit SiFive Intelligence X280 CPU for its Tensix cores and that Renesas will adopt SiFive Intelligence for its automotive processors.
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Nvidia launches TAO software for easier AI model training

Apr 12, 2021

Nvidia unveiled a GUI-based “TAO” framework that eases AI model training for GPU-equipped platforms such as Jetson. There is also an upcoming “Grace” CPU plus improvements to Nvidia’s Jarvis voice agent, Maxine video SDK, and other AI tools.
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Intel to fab chips for startups, including RISC-V designs

Mar 24, 2021

Intel has launched “Intel Foundry Services” to fab chips for startups, including designs based on SiFive’s RISC-V IP. IFS is part of Intel’s “IDM 2.0” reboot, which includes a $20 billion investment in new foundries. Intel also launched 11th Gen Rocket Lake-S.
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NXP unveils ultra-secure i.MX9 and low-power i.MX8ULP SoCs

Mar 4, 2021

NXP previewed an NPU-enabled “i.MX9” platform and unveiled low-power, Cortex-A35 based i.MX8ULP and Azure Sphere enabled i.MX8ULP-CS SoCs — all with “Energy Flex” power management and “EdgeLock” security.
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Dev kit revs up 26-TOPS Snapdragon 888

Feb 2, 2021

Lantronix has launched a “Snapdragon 888 Mobile HDK” that runs Android 11 on Qualcomm’s latest 5nm SoC. The kit provides 12GB LPDDR5 and 6x 4-lane CSI links.
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RISC-V based SoC is 5G basestaton on a chip

Jan 27, 2021

EdgeQ is prepping an AI-enabled 5G “basestation on a chip” built on RISC-V cores and OpenRAN standards that claims to greatly reduce power, cost, and complexity for 5G basestations.
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NPU-equipped Rockchip RV1109 debuts on dev boards and cameras

Jan 26, 2021

JWIPC unveiled three “R19x” SBCs that run Linux on Rockchip’s dual -A7, 1.2-TOPS NPU equipped RV1109 camera SoC. Meanwhile, Firefly released two “CAM-C11x” cameras based on the RV1109 and similar quad-core, 2.0-TOPS RV1126.
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Renesas adds to RZ/G2 line with three Cortex-A55 SoCs

Jan 20, 2021

Renesas unveiled three low-end “RZ/G2L” members of its RZ/G2 family of Linux-driven IoT SoCs with single or dual -A55 cores plus a Mali-G31, Cortex-M33, and up to dual GbE support. There is also a SMARC module and dev kit.
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Intel’s 10nm Jasper Lake offers 6-10W TDPs

Jan 12, 2021

Intel unveiled a line of 10nm, up to quad-core “Jasper Lake” N-series Pentium Silver and Celeron CPUs with 6-10W TPUs and slightly faster performance than Gemini Lake and Gemini Lake Refresh.
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AI-enabled automated driving dev kit has dual Linux brains

Jan 11, 2021

NXP unveiled a BlueBox 3.0 automotive platform that runs Linux on an up to 16-core -A72 LX2160A and a quad -A53, 3x -M7 S32G. You get an optional Kalray MPPA AI chip, 6x PCIe Gen3, and 8x LAN ports up to 100GbE.
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LG’s new edge AI SoC debuts on Ubuntu dev kit

Jan 8, 2021

LG unveiled a quad -A53 “LG8111 AI SoC” with an “LNE” NPU. The LG8111 is available on an Ubuntu powered “Eris” dev kit designed to work with AWS Greengrass.
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Codasip unveils Linux-ready RISC-V cores with AI and multi-core support

Dec 7, 2020

Codasip announced three new Linux-friendly, 64-bit RISC-V cores: an edge AI oriented A70XP core with RISC-V P extensions and SMP-ready, up to quad-core A70X MP and A70XP MP models.
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Andes adds to its Linux-ready RISC-V line-up with L2 and multi-core ready models

Dec 3, 2020

Andes unveils four new Linux-focused RISC-V cores: The 32-bit A45MP and 64-bit AX45MP support up to 4x cores at up to 2.4GHz and offer optional L2 cache while the 32-bit A27L2 and AX27L2 also add optional L2.
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