RISC-V for microcontrollers

Cortus, a French fabless semiconductor company, is offering RISC-V-based microcontrollers. Cortus is an ASIC/SoC design company providing IC devices from a simple MCU to a multi-core SoC, with expertise in toolchains, embedded software and architecture.

The company is attempting to position itself as a RISC-V leader, offering solutions across the entire compute spectrum. They recently announced the launch of their new, secure low-power RISC-V microcontrollers.

As more silicon vendors provide low-power and constrained chips using RISC-V, could the free and open ISA become a serious competitor to Arm M-class silicon in the microcontroller market?

Read more about the announcement and tell us what you think!