Embedded analytics technology developer UltraSoC has joined the OpenHW Group, a global not-for-profit organisation that aims to encourage industry to adopt open-source processors, particularly for high-volume-production systems-on-a-chip (SoCs). “The OpenHW Group is just what the industry needs today to make it easier to develop real systems using open-source hardware – these developments are increasingly presenting an equal or better option to proprietary CPU-based alternatives. We look forward to getting involved!," said Rupert Baines, UltraSoC CEO. The OpenHW Group was launched in June this year to provide a complete infrastructure for hosting high-quality open-source hardware developments. The Group, comprising 25 members, has already announced a range of cores, dubbed CORE-V, based on the RISC-V open ISA. Both UltraSoC and the OpenHW Group are active members of the RISC-V Foundation, and development in this area will be a key part of UltraSoC’s initial contribution to the group. There's already an increasing number of designs supporting mixed (heterogeneous) processor hardware. UltraSoC will add its system-level debug and processor trace IP to the the OpenHW Group. “I am delighted that UltraSoC is bringing its significant and broad platform-agnostic embedded systems expertise to the OpenHW Group. I am confident the OpenHW Group ecosystem will benefit greatly from UltraSoC’s insights into building and operating reliable systems based on a wide range of open-source and heterogeneous hardware," said Rick O’Connor, Founder and CEO of OpenHW Group.