PULP and the RISC-V tutorial at HIPEAC19

January 24, 2019

Andreas, Fabian, Michael, Frank and Alex the Bear from the PULP team have participated at HIPEAC19 in Valencia. During the first day of the event, they have given a RISC-V tutorial that included presentations, as well as hands-on related to PULP SDK, the Heteregeneous Research Platform Hero, PowerPULP and OpenPiton+Ariane. You can find the slides here. We would like to thank all the participants that attended the tutorial. The PULP team has also enjoyed the hospitality of the HIPEAC organising team, especially the walking dinner at the City of Arts and Sciences designed by Calatrava.

VEGABoard - New development board with PULP inside

December 3, 2018

If you were looking for a complete microcontroller development system based on PULP, now you have a new option. Check out the RV32M1VEGA development board by open-isa. VEGABoard is an evaluation board supporting RISC-V cores based RV32M1Wireless Microcontrollers. It integrates a radio tranceiver, ARM Cortex M4 CPU, ARM Cortex M0 CPU and our RI5CY MCU and Zero-Riscy MCU into a single unit. Learn more about VEGABoard's parameters from the documentation.

Announcing OpenPiton with Ariane

November 29, 2018

The Princeton Parallel Group led by David Wentzlaff, and the Digital Circuits and Systems Group of ETH Zurich led by Luca Benini have joined forces to bring you the OpenPiton open-source research processor platform with first-class support for 64-bit Ariane RISC-V cores. The latest update of the open-source Ariane processor, (Ariane IV) now supports the P-Mesh cache system from OpenPiton, and with today's OpenPiton release 10, we have our first working system.

The brand new Ariane IV launched

November 29, 2018

We are happy to announce Ariane IV. Besides many small performance improvements, bug fixes and enhancements, we now support booting an upstream RISC-V Linux on the Genesys2 FPGA board by Digilent. Check the following link to access pre-built bitfiles and SD images or have a look at the build flow on GitHub.

Francesco and Davide won The Best Paper Award at CODES+ISSS 2018

October 3, 2018

Congratulations to Francesco Conti and Davide Schiavone who won The Best Paper Award at CODES+ISSS 2018, Torino for their paper on XNOR Neural Engine: a Hardware Accelerator IP for 21.6 fJ/op Binary Neural Network Inference. You can find their paper on arXiv.

PULP participated at ORConf 2018

September 23, 2018

Davide Rossi and Frank Gurkaynak participated at ORConf 2018 in Gdansk, Poland organized by the FOSSi Foundation. Davide presented PULP Project updates, while Frank discussed the challenges of open-source hardware. Frank also represented PULP in the open-source silicon panel. The PULP team enjoyed interesting discussions on open-source topics in a relaxed atmosphere, as well as tasty Polish cuisine.

HERO has been just released

September 17, 2018

HERO is our open-source, FPGA-based heterogeneous SoC research platform that combines a fully modifiable RISC-V manycore accelerator with an ARM Cortex-A host processor. In addition to a silicon-proven RISC-V manycore accelerator, HERO includes a heterogeneous software stack that supports OpenMP 4.5 and Shared Virtual Memory for transparent accelerator programming; a cycle-accurate, non-interfering event tracing infrastructure complemented by a flexible event analysis and profiling framework and an automated implementation and validation solution that enables efficient research and development on all software and hardware layers. Learn more.

Confirmed: RISC-V workshop at ETH Zurich

June 11, 2018

Save the Dates! The PULP team will be organizing the next RISC-V workshop. The event will take place at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, 11-13 June 2019. We will let you know more, as soon as we work out the details.

QuickLogic on board with PULP

August 8, 2018

We are happy to announce that QuickLogic has started collaboration with ETH Zurich to integrate QuickLogic's ArcticPro embedded FPGA (eFPGA) technology into PULP platform. PULP will develop an SoC integrating RISC-V cores and eFPGA technology, enabling users to offload critical functions from the processors and implement them in eFPGA fabric. The fully integrated system with eFPGA is expected to be available Q1' 2019. Learn more...

The PULP team has a new member

July 26, 2018

We would like to introduce to you our new colleague Moritz Schneider who will soon start working on security extensions on PULP systems at IIS ETH Zurich. We hope he will like it with us.

The PULP team attended the NiPS Summer School

July 17 - 20, 2018

The PULP team participated in The Noise in Physical System Summer School in Perugia devoted to physical foundations and practical applications of energy transformations at micro and nanoscales. Davide, Andrea, Giuseppe, Fabian, Stefan, and Frank from our team also contributed to the great variety of interesting talks. You can find their talks here. Additionally, the PULP team has enjoyed great food, the Umbria jazz festival, as well as the trip to Lake Trasimeno.