RISC-V to power future automobiles

Automotive manufacturers and suppliers are navigating the shift toward software-defined connected vehicles, with increased demands on the computing platform. From entertainment and driver assistance to autonomous driving, software provides unmatched benefits across the value chain when integrated into vehicles. Over the past years, rapid improvements in vehicle electrification and autonomous driving significantly shifted the concerns faced by the automotive industry from mechanical to electronic and software-related challenges.

With the advent of autonomous and connected cars, open-source software and RISC-V, the new paradigm for open-source hardware, are essential in fueling innovation in the automotive industry. RISC-V is a free and open Instruction Set Architecture (ISA). The ISA holds the promise of increasingly rapid processor innovation through open standard collaboration.

SiFive, the pioneer leading the RISC-V revolution, is now expanding its automotive offering with the new SiFive Automotive E6-A, X280-A, and S7-A solutions for applications ranging from infotainment and connectivity to ADAS, and electrification. With their latest announcement, SiFive is creating a complete lineup of computing IP for MCUs, MPUs, high-performance SoCs, and vector processing solutions tailored for automotive applications.

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