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Embedded World 2024: SiFive unveils RISC-V development board

11 April 2024
The HiFive Premier P550 board that is used for machine vision, video analysis, AI PCs and more. Source: SiTime

SiFive Inc has unveiled what it claims is the first commercially available out-of-order RISC-V development board allowing engineers to test and develop RISC-V applications like machine vision, video analysis, artificial intelligence (AI) PCs and more.

Introduced at Embedded World 2024 this week in Nuremberg, Germany, SiFive said the HiFive Premier P550 board is designed to have the compute density and performance in an energy-efficient area footprint for next generation RISC-V applications. This includes a replaceable system-on-module board to allow engineers to tailor designs.

SiFive partnered with Canonical, the publisher of Ubuntu, to allow developers to run free-to-use Linux distribution for the HiFive Premier P550.

Features of the HiFive Premier board include:

  • RISC-V P550 core complex configured with four P550 cores
  • 256 KB L2 cache
  • 4 MB L3 cache
  • 16 GB of 64-bit LPDDR5-6400 memory
  • 128 GB of eMMC memory for fast boot
  • 2D/3D GPU
  • Hardware video encoder/decoder
  • NPU
  • DSP
  • MIPI
  • DSI
  • Security subsystem
  • Integrated high speed DDR5 memory controller
  • High speed interconnects with PCI Express Gen3 x4 via a PCIe x16 slot
  • 5 USB 3 ports for peripheral connectivity
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