Qualcomm/NVIDIA After Samsung Announces Shift to RISC-V Architecture: 5G Mmwave RF IC Commercial next Year

RISC-V, which is also an open source instruction set, is becoming more and more popular with companies, and some in the industry see it as a strong rival to ARM. Now there’s one more giant for the RISC-V platform, and it’s Samsung. At the RISC-V summit in Silicon Valley on The 10th, Samsung said that RISC-V will be the first to be used in its 5G mmwave RF IC.

According to Samsung disclosure, in 2017, Samsung’s first RISC-V RF test chip stream, after more than three years of testing has become more mature, plans to be available in 2020 on the flagship 5G mobile phone.

Qualcomm/NVIDIA After Samsung Announces Shift to RISC-V Architecture: 5G Mmwave RF IC Commercial next Year

Of course. Rf chips are only the beginning, and according to Samsung’s plan, RISC-V will continue to penetrate in areas such as image processors (CMOS), security chips, and auto pilot cars.

Qualcomm/NVIDIA After Samsung Announces Shift to RISC-V Architecture: 5G Mmwave RF IC Commercial next Year

Since then, Samsung has become one of the fourth MAJOR ARM customers to publicly confirm a switch to RISC-V, along with Western Digital, NVIDIA and Qualcomm. Western Digital plans to write SSD mastering with RISC-V, NVIDIA plans to write GPU controllers, and Qualcomm is used to move SoCs.

Compared with ARM, RISC-V advantage save charge is quite low, The Western Number is even SiFive’s finished RISC-V kernel program is not necessary, do its own micro-architecture design, that is, no money. Under pressure, ARM has now also changed its mind to allow customers to customize the instruction set for Cortex.

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