Embedded Insiders Podcast: Is RISC-V risky business?

Researchers at Princeton recently found memory consistency errors in the (ISA), an extensible, open-source ISA spawned out of academia that is being adopted by industry in the development of everything from Internet of Things () () to processors. While certain media outlets have sensationalized these findings, the Embedded Insiders ask Rick O’Connor, Executive Director of the -V Foundation for the real scoop. As you’ll hear, there are far fewer errors than originally reported, and those that exist apply to more complex instantiations of the ISA for devices that have yet to be realized in silicon. Meanwhile, the power of the community has been applied to address the issue.

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