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Ryzen R1000 SoC offers dual Zen and triple Vega cores with a 12-25W TDP

Apr 16, 2019

AMD unveiled a lower-powered version of the Ryzen Embedded V1000 SoC called the Ryzen Embedded R1000 with dual quad-threaded cores, 12-25W TDPs, triple 4K displays, and support for dual 10GbE ports.
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First open source MIPS code is released

Apr 5, 2019

Wave Computing has released its first open source MIPS ISA without license fees or royalties. The MIPS Open release includes the latest R6 version of the MIPS 32-and-64-bit ISA plus an IDE for embedded Linux and RTOSes and support for the free MIPSfpga core.
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CHIPS Alliance to curate building blocks for RISC-V chips

Mar 13, 2019

Esperanto, Google, SiFive, and Western Digital announced an LF-hosted “CHIPS Alliance” to curate and develop open source code for RISC-V chip development, including WD’s donated SweRV core. Meanwhile, Intel is open sourcing its PCIe-based CXL interconnect.
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Multi-core, Linux-ready RISC-V cores feature DSP

Mar 13, 2019

Andes unveiled new A25MP and AX25MP versions of its Linux-friendly A25 CPU cores claimed to be the first RISC-V cores with a “comprehensive” DSP. The 1GHz-plus cores provide cache coherency and support for SMP and up to quad-core designs.
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AMD’s Epyc 3000 shows up on COM Express Type 7

Mar 8, 2019

Congatec announced a “Conga-B7E3” COM Express Type 7 module that runs Linux or Windows on AMD’s up to 16-core Epyc Embedded 3000 with up to 96GB DDR4, 4x 10GbE networking, 32x PCIe lanes, and an optional 1TB NVMe disk.
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NXP launches quad -A53 i.MX8M Nano SoC with 600MHz Cortex-M7 MCU

Feb 27, 2019

NXP unveiled a Linux-friendly i.MX8M Nano SoC with the same up to 4x 14nm Cortex-A53 cores as the faster, pin-compatible i.MX8M Mini, but with no VPU and a 600MHz Cortex-M7 instead of an -M4.
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ST’s new Cortex-A7 SoC to get the SiP treatment

Feb 25, 2019

Octavo unveiled an “OSD32MP1” System-in-Package (SiP) version of ST’s new dual -A7 STM32MP1 SoC. It matches the SoC’s 18 x 18mm footprint while adding 1GB DDR3, a PMIC, EEPROM, oscillators, and passives.
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Renesas unveils 64-bit Arm SoCs with 96Boards dev boards

Feb 22, 2019

Renesas unveiled an “RZ-G2” family of up to octa-core Cortex-A53 and -A57 SoCs with an updated RZ/G Linux Platform with the 64-bit Arm CIP SLTS kernel for 10 year+ availability. There are also two 96Boards dev boards.
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ST announces Cortex-A7/M4 hybrid SoC and OpenSTLinux distro

Feb 21, 2019

[Updated: Feb. 23] — ST unveiled a Linux-driven “STM32MP1” SoC with dual Cortex-A7 cores and a Cortex-M4 core. The SoC will be available in April with several Raspberry Pi compatible dev boards.
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Embedded vision cams use MIPI-CSI and USB3 Vision to hook up with Linux dev boards

Feb 8, 2019

Allied Vision’s Alvium embedded cameras include 1500 (MIPI-CSI) and 1800 (CSI and USB3) models, both with On Semi sensors at up 2592 × 1944 and V4L2 drivers that support Jetson and i.MX6/8 dev boards.
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Who killed the Quark?

Jan 30, 2019

Intel is phasing out its lightweight Quark processors, with final orders wrapping up this summer, and shipments ending in 2022. The Quark suffered from growing competition from high-end MCUs and low-end Cortex-A7 chips and the lack of a clear market focus.
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MIPS ISA to be available under royalty-free license

Dec 18, 2018

Wave Computing will follow in RISC-V’s path by offering its MIPS ISA as “open source” code without royalties or proprietary licensing. The MIPS Open initiative will focus on the development of SoCs for emerging IoT edge applications.
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TI’s first 64-bit SoC debuts on Linux-driven Phytec module

Dec 5, 2018

Phytec’s “phyCore-AM65x SOM” and dev kit runs Linux on TI’s new AM65x SoC, which combines 4x Cortex-A53 cores, a PowerVR GPU, 2x Cortex-R5F MCUs, and 6x real-time PRU chips that support up to 6x TSN capable GbE ports.
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World’s first RISC-V-based FPGA SoC runs Linux

Dec 4, 2018

Microchip’s Microsemi unit unveiled a low power, real-time deterministic “PolarFire SoC” architecture for Linux edge devices that combines its PolarFire FPGA with 4x RISC-V CPU cores supplied by SiFive.
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