In recent years, with the increasing maturity of the RISC-V ecosystem, RISC-V applications have gradually extended from entry-level to deeper and wider fields. At present, there are hundreds of members of the RISC-V standard organization, and almost all mainstream manufacturers have joined the RISC-V track. In the future, the pattern of the CPU field will gradually become clear.
Some cutting-edge chip companies are also contributing to the mid-to-high-end applications of RISC-V architecture products. Recently, LeapFive officially released the world’s first mass-produced RISC-V-based industrial-grade high-performance SoC chip – NB2. The chip adopts 12nm advanced technology and is suitable for various applications such as edge computing, deep learning, machine vision and voice processing. It is the first edge intelligent high-end processor based on RISC-V architecture in the industry.
Dr. Jiang Zhaohui, founder, CEO & CTO of YueP Technology, delivered a speech at the press conference
According to reports, NB2 is suitable for industrial IoT applications such as smart energy, smart logistics, smart factories, and smart cities. It integrates multiple types of heterogeneous processors such as GPU, VPU, NPU, and DSP, and supports high-speed storage such as DDR4/LPDDR4 and eMMC. , Combined with Gigabit Ethernet, USB3.0, MIPI-DSI, SPI, I2C, UART and other rich interfaces, it can support a wealth of high-end applications on the edge side of the Industrial Internet of Things, and meet stringent requirements such as high performance, high reliability, and low power consumption.
NB2 can empower industrial IoT applications from multiple dimensions. NB2’s inherent RISC-V open source advantages, coupled with the safety and controllability of independent research and development, avoid authorization risks and supply chain risks for system applications; NB2’s native industrial-grade standards and low-power design supported by advanced technology Both provide the possibility for demanding industrial and industry application requirements; NB2’s enhanced security features also ensure data security in industrial IoT system applications; NB2’s complete RISC-V platform development kit and documentation can be used for system application development. Efficient support.
The world’s first mass-produced RISC-V-based industrial-grade high-performance SoC chip – NB2
In fact, in the development process of NB2, YueP Technology has already cooperated with the industry’s top-level customers, aiming at the incomplete ecology of RISC-V, making up for the lack of the underlying software, and developing middle and upper-level software applications in advance. For example, in the cooperation with a smart energy customer, the two parties used the prototype platform to build edge smart devices in the energy network, which realized the functions of data collection, calculation analysis, storage management and other functions for the southbound terminal of the energy network. The platform interacts on demand. In 2021, the two parties conducted a pilot project in practical application scenarios. After nearly a year of efficient and stable operation, the customer fully affirmed the application effect of the RISC-V products of YueP Technology and looked forward to the future promotion prospects.
In addition, YueP Technology also maintains in-depth interaction with customers in smart logistics, data security and other market segments, and lays out the RISC-V application ecosystem in advance through technology development. For different application scenarios, YueP Technology has developed edge computing frameworks in a targeted manner, and successfully transplanted the Docker operating environment, language support such as Go/Rust, and even blockchain solutions such as Ethereum to the RISC-V platform to provide customer system applications. Customized and differentiated solutions. The features of the NB2 prototype system in edge intelligence and enhanced security also give customers confidence and expectations for RISC-V applications.
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