RISC-V debug solutions

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RISC-V is a new open source instruction set architecture, initially developed by UC Berkeley but now being more widely adopted.

As a member of the RISC-V Foundation, UltraSoC is deeply involved in developing and defining the debug architecture for RISC-V standards. UltraSoC fully supports both standards-based and proprietary debug approaches. We were the first company to offer a RISC-V processor trace solution, supporting both open source and commercial processors including those from Andes, Codasip, Microchip, Roa Logic, SiFive and Syntacore.

UltraSoC CEO presents at RISC-V Day Tokyo 2019

UltraSoC CEO Rupert Baines presented at the RISC-V Day Tokyo 2019 on ‘Embracing a system level approach in the real world: combining Arm and RISC-V in heterogeneous designs.’ 

To download the presentation please visit our Resources area.

Presentation: Processor Trace in a Holistic World

UltraSoC CTO Gajinder Panesar’s presentation at the 8th RISC-V Workshop in Barcelona outlined the importance of being able to debug in a holistic manner; to make the move to RISC-V as seamless as possible there needs to be an eco-system beyond the core itself.

Click to watch and you can also download the presentation via our Resources area.

“Esperanto’s goal is to make RISC-V the architecture of choice for the most demanding AI and machine learning applications,” said Dave Ditzel, Founder and CEO of Esperanto. “UltraSoC’s IP will help our users see complex interactions between processors so they can understand what is going on and how to optimize performance better. Developing and debugging software utilizing thousands of RISC-V cores will be easier with the advanced analytics that UltraSoC’s IP will provide.”
Dave Ditzel

Founder and CEO, Esperanto Technologies

“The N25 and NX25 AndesCore processors are selected by our customers for their exceptional performance/power, flexible configurations, and comprehensive development tools. Choosing UltraSoC as our preferred partner for embedded analytics, trace and validation gives our customers an advanced development environment with insight into SoC operations and processor execution without disturbing target behaviour.
UltraSoC has shown itself to be committed to the development of the RISC-V ecosystem and hence it is clearly the best partner for our V5 RISC-V architecture. We are delighted to already be engaged with multiple mutual customers using Andes processor N25/NX25 with UltraSoC’s IP and trace solution to address their demanding applications.”
Charlie Su

CTO and Senior VP, Andes Technology

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We are also helping to define, and will fully support, the emerging processor trace specification. In many SoC solutions, customers use UltraSoC for its sophisticated system level solutions, giving rich information for complex devices with multiple cores. However, UltraSoC’s architecture is equally applicable for simpler devices, such as cost-sensitive uni-processor IoT systems. In these applications UltraSoC can simply implement standards compliant run-control and JTAG, together with a fully supported IDE.

Developing and supporting RISC-V debug standards

UltraSoC fully supports all of the major standards – both established and emerging – for RISC-V debug. And because we can monitor all major CPUs and custom logic, and perform protocol-aware probing of common buses, you can be certain that we can support you, and free you to make the best design choices for your SoC design. You can read more about our RISC-V solutions by downloading our product brief. For more information on RISC-V in general, including a presentation on debug by our CTO Gadge Panesar, visit the proceedings page of the 5th RISC-V workshop, which took place at Google’s Quad Campus in Mountain View, California.

“UltraSoC continues to prove itself invaluable in helping Microsemi cement our leadership position in SoC development.
We’re committed to providing a complete solution for development teams looking to leverage the RISC-V architecture, in a broad range of applications. Working with UltraSoC reinforces and tangibly demonstrates that commitment to our customers.”
Alan Nakamoto

Vice president, Engineering Services, Microsemi

 

RISC-V Foundation Event Series

UltraSoC is pleased to support and participate in the RISC-V Foundation event series.

Forthcoming events

RISC-V Summit 2019

We are looking forward to participating in the RISC-V Summit in San Jose (Dec 10-12). We will be demonstrating the industry’s only commercial debug and trace solution for RISC-V – as well as showing exciting developments that bring the potential of the RISC-V architecture to chip designers.

To arrange to meet with the UltraSoC team during the event, please email jo.windel@ultrasoc.com who would be pleased to arrange this.

Past events

RISC-V Day Tokyo 2019

UltraSoC CEO Rupert Baines presented at the RISC-V Day Tokyo 2019 on ‘Embracing a system level approach in the real world: combining Arm and RISC-V in heterogeneous designs.’ 

To download the presentation please visit our Resources area.

RISC-V Day Workshop Zurich

UltraSoC participated in the RISC-V Day Workshop Zurich in June 2019 and demonstrated its embedded analytics technology.

RISC-V China Roadshow

UltraSoC participated in the RISC-V China Roadshow in May 2019 which provided the chance to find out how to get started with RISC-V, via engaging presentations from Foundation members including UltraSoC, Alibaba, Andes and NXP, amongst many others.

RISC-V Workshop Taiwan

UltraSoC participated in the RISC-V Workshop Taiwan in early 2019 where delegates joined the expansive and international RISC-V ecosystem to discuss current and prospective RISC-V projects and implementations, as well as influence the future evolution of the instruction set architecture (ISA).

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“The use of heterogeneous architectures is growing rapidly, and the rise of RISC-V shows that more than ever, designers don’t want to be restricted in their architectural choices.
Our existing relationship with UltraSoC demonstrates the power of combining our respective sets of vendor-independent development tools – giving our customers the ability to choose both the IP they use in their chip, and the environment in which they develop and debug.”
Stephan Lauterbach

General Manager, Lauterbach

“SiFive was founded with the mission to disrupt the semiconductor industry by leveling the playing field for anyone who wants to develop custom silicon.
The DesignShare ecosystem enables aspiring system designers with the tools they need when designing their SoC. We’re thrilled to welcome UltraSoC to the DesignShare ecosystem and look forward to seeing the innovations our collaboration brings to the market.”
Naveed Sherwani

CEO, SiFive