Still debugging the JTAG way? Time to try the USB way…

JTAG (or IEEE1149, to give it its official title) is a remarkable success story. A humble technology, originally conceived to help test printed circuit boards, it has been in practical use for around 30 years. It is deeply embedded in almost every chip design – so...

RISC-V: the Linux of hardware?

Randy Fish Last week I attended the very stimulating and illuminating 4th RISC-V Workshop at the MIT campus in Boston. The event was sold out with over 250 attendees representing 63 companies and 42 universities! If you are not aware, RISC-V (pronounced “RISK Five”)...