Google wants to give an important impetus to the processors of open-source

Google wants to give an important impetus to the processors of open-source

Google has been very well bet on the open source, since that is what helped to expand its Android operating system and its Chrome browser around the world to get the trust of the community of open-source software. So now he wants to replicate that success in the hardware.

Google announces that from now on is going to encourage the community of open-source hardware, for manufacturers of silicon help in the design of processors open source.

Architecture RISC Open Source

Currently, most mobile devices are based on the architecture ARM, which in turn is a RISC architecture but the owner, the manufacturers have to license the design of ARM architecture to create their processors.

well, Google wants to promote a RISC architecture, open source, and to do so joins the board of directors of lowRISC in addition to being a founding partner of CHIPS Alliance of the Linux Foundation.

Lowrisk Members of the board of directors of lowRISC (left to right): Dominic Rizzo (Google), Alex Bradbury (lowRISC), Gavin Ferry (lowRISC), Dr. Robert Mullins (University of Cambridge), Prof. Luca Benini (ETH Zürich), and Ron Minnich (Google, not photographed).

The community lowRISC is designing processors RISC-V open source and free license thanks to their permissive licenses. The Alliance CHIPS presents a collaborative model to get intellectual property for the design of on-chip RISC-V.

as of now, the design team of processors, Google will actively participate in the design of this architecture RISC-V open-source to promote innovation and competition. The company finder has experience in the design of processors, as to their Pixel have already designed chips Pixel Visual Core and Titan M. What we will see in a few years a Pixel with a CPU designed by Google?

Via | Google

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Google wants to give an important impetus to the processors of open-source
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May 16, 2019


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