DATE 2021 became a virtual conference due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic (click here for more details)

Taking into consideration the continued erratic development of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic and the accompanying restrictions of worldwide travelling as well as the safety and health of the DATE community, the Organizing Committees decided to host DATE 2021 as a virtual conference in early February 2021. Unfortunately, the current situation does not allow a face-to-face conference in Grenoble, France.

The Organizing Committees are working intensively to create a virtual conference that gives as much of a real conference atmosphere as possible.


3.8.1 Andes RISC-V Processor IP Solutions

Florian Wohlrab, Andes Technology, Taiwan

The SoC industry has seen the fast-growing and diversified demands for a wide range of RISC-V based products: from tiny low-power MCUs for consumer devices, to chips powering enterprise-grade products and datacenter servers; from one power-efficient core to a thousand GHz+ cores working cohesively. To serve the market, Andes has developed a rich portfolio of AndesCore processor IPs already used in the above scenarios. They include compact single-issue cores to feature-rich Linux-capable superscalar cores, cacheless single cores to cache-coherence multicores, and cores capable of processing floating-point and DSP data to those crunching a large volume of vector data. Based on the solid foundation, Andes continues to enrich our product offerings for higher performance efficiency as well as more flexible configurations.

In this talk, we will first give an overview of Andes existing V5 RISC-V processor lineup and present examples of how V5 processors are used in SoC. Then, we will introduce V5 IPs newly added to Andes processor portfolio, the associated software support and their performance data. We will provide an update of Andes Custom Extension™ (ACE) and show how it can further accelerate control and data paths in applications.