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Intel’s $1 billion investment in IFS focuses on RISC-V and open chiplets

Feb 7, 2022

Intel announced a $1 billion fund to boost RISC-V, x86, and Arm IP development at Intel Foundry Services and revealed IFS collaborations with Andes, Esperanto, SiFive, and Ventana Micro using RISC-V and “open chiplet” technology. The chipmaker also joined RISC-V International.

Neuropmorphic edge AI accelerator available in $499 mini-PCIe board

Jan 21, 2022

BrainChip has launched a $499 “Akida AKD1000 Mini PCIe Board” equipped with its neuromorphic, event-based Akida neural networking chip for edge AI. The kit comes with BOM and design layout files.

Intel launches 12th Gen Alder Lake mobile H-, P-, and U-series

Jan 5, 2022

[Updated: 12PM] — Intel announced dozens of 12th Gen Alder Lake mobile CPUs with DDR5 and PCIe 5.0, including the up to 14-core, 5GHz Turbo H-series, the mid-range P-series, and 9-15W U-series. There is also a new Linux-driven, RISC-V based EyeQ Ultra autonomous driving chip.

Intel’s Alder Lake-H debuts on Adlink modules

Jan 4, 2022

[Updated: Jan. 5] — Adlink unveiled “Express-ADP” Type 6 and “COM-HPC-cADP” Client “B” modules based on Intel’s recently leaked 12th Gen Alder Lake-H CPUs, featuring 16x PCIe Gen4 and 64GB DDR5. Seco, meanwhile, is prepping a COM-HPC Client “A” module.

AI box PC combines a 10th Gen CPU, dual 2.5GbE and dual PCIe for medical analytics

Dec 13, 2021

IEI’s Linux-ready “HTB-210-Q470 AI Box PC” runs on Comet Lake-S and supplies up to 128GB DDR4, 2x 2.5GbE, M.2 A- and M-key, and PCIe x4 and x16 for Nvidia Tesla T4. Intel plans to phase out Comet Lake-S in 2022.

SiFive adds mid-range Essential 6-Series RISC-V cores, including two Linux-ready models

Dec 8, 2021

SiFive announced a “21G3” release of its RISC-V cores, including a new, embedded focused “Essential 6-Series” featuring the Linux-ready, 64-bit U64 and a similar U64-MC designed for quad-core SoCs.

Two 64-bit RISC-V cores debut: StarFive Dubhe and CAS Nanhu

Dec 8, 2021

StarFive has launched its 64-bit RISC-V “Dubhe” core with up to 2GHz @ 12nm performance plus Vector and Hypervisor extensions. Meanwhile, the Chinese Academy of Sciences announced a similarly Linux-friendly, 14nm RISC-V RV64GC “XiangShan Nanhu” core that also clocks to 2GHz.

Imagination Catapults into RISC-V

Dec 7, 2021

Imagination unveiled four RISC-V-based “Catapult” CPU cores: two 32-bit MCU cores and two 64-bit designs that run Linux, including an automotive functional safety core.

SiFive claims fastest RISC-V core yet with Cortex-A77 like P650

Dec 3, 2021

SiFive has launched a high-end “P650” core for up to 16-core SoCs that features the latest RISC-V Hypervisor spec, one of 15 that were just ratified by RISC-V Int’l. Meanwhile, Andes speeds up its Linux-friendly AndesCore 45MP and NX27V cores.

Compact, $529 desktop runs Linux on octa-core Arm SoC

Nov 23, 2021

DragonBox has launched a $529 “Phytium D2000 ARMv8 Mini PC” that runs Linux on an octa-core Phytium D2000 and offers a Radeon RX550 GPU, 16GB DDR4, a 512GB NVMe SSD, 6x USB, and HDMI 2.0b and GbE ports.

12th Gen Alder Lake chips arrive with DDR5, PCIe Gen5, and a Thread Director

Nov 18, 2021

[Updated: Nov. 19] — Intel has launched its first 12th Gen “Alder Lake” CPUs, starting with desktop models led by a 16-core Core i9-12900K. The sub-10GHz CPUs feature a hybrid design that balances load between Performance and Efficient cores.

Hailo-8 NPU bundles up with Kontron Pico-ITX and embedded PC

Nov 16, 2021

Kontron is providing Hailo’s up to 26-TOPS, 3-TOPS per Watt Hailo-8 NPU with its i.MX8M-based pITX-iMX8M Pico-ITX SBC and Whiskey Lake based KBox A-150-WKL systems running Linux.

NXP’s i.MX9 debuts with dual -A55, microNPU equipped i.MX93

Nov 10, 2021

NXP unveiled a Linux-driven, energy-efficient “i.MX93” SoC for IoT with 1x or 2x 1.7GHz Cortex-A55 cores, 2D GPU, 250MHz Cortex-M33, NXP EdgeLock security, and options including a 1-TOPS Arm Ethos-U65 microNPU and Azure Sphere security.

Compute module and dev kit debut V2X-focused i.MX8X Lite

Oct 27, 2021

SolidRun unveiled an “i.MX 8XLite SOM” and “Hummingboard i.MX 8XLite” dev kit that run Linux on NXP’s new i.MX8X Lite SoC with up to 2x -A35, Cortex-M4F, and a V2X accelerator for automotive vehicle communications.