ISOLDE

Title: HIgh Performance, Safe, Secure, Open-Source Lever-aged RISC-V Domain-Specific Ecosystems

Major Challenges or Focus Topic addressed by the proposal: KDT JU Call 2022-1 Topic 3: Focus topic on Design of Customisable and Domain Specific open-source RISC-V Processors (IA)

Anticipated start date of project: 01-05-2023

Duration of the project in months: 36

Abstract

The ISOLDE project aims to significantly serve this demand: by the end of our project, we will have high performance RISC-V processing systems and platforms at least at TRL 7 for the vast ma-jority of building blocks, with the expectation that two years after completion ISOLDE’s high per-formance components will be used in industrial quality products. To achieve such an ambitious goal, an industrial-grade open-source support for development, verification, and maintenance is needed. The IPs will also be hosted on physically located European servers to address the European digital sovereignty requirement that the ISOLDE project will implement. This way, ISOLDE will have delivered a major contribution to the unification and focus of the full-fledged – industry-sup-ported – eco-system for RISC-V open-source architecture, especially in the area of embedded high-performance computing, and thus to the creation of a breakthrough design capacity across the EU microelectronics industry.

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