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OpenHW Group grows to over 40 members and now offers open-source processor implementations

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OpenHW Group, the not-for-profit global organisation, has gained over 40 members and partners since its launch seven months ago, exceeding the original goal. During this early phase, OpenHW Group has also introduced the CORE-V family of open-source RISC-V cores, specifically the CV32E and CV64A, and announced the 2020 CORE-V Chassis SoC project, the tape-out of a heterogeneous multi-core processor, capable of running the Linux operating system.

The charter of the OpenHW Group is to serve developers of processor cores and hardware and software engineers who design SoCs with greater awareness, understanding and availability of open-source processor implementations for use in high volume production. The organisation is set up to facilitate collaboration between hardware and software designers in the development of open-source cores, related IP, tools and software.

“It is extremely encouraging to see the continued growth of the OpenHW Group ecosystem and the appetite amongst hardware and software designers for such a collaborative platform,” said Rob Oshana, Chairman of the Board at OpenHW Group and VP Software Engineering at NXP.

“The next phase of the OpenHW Group journey will be intense and exciting, with the focused delivery of the fully-functional CORE-V Chassis SoC evaluation board,” added Rick O’Connor, Founder and CEO of the OpenHW Group.

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