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Agile Analog joins RISC-V International as a strategic member

Cambridge-based Agile Analog, a supplier of highly configurable process node-agnostic analogue IP building blocks, has been accepted as a strategic member by RISC-V International.

RISC-V International is the non-profit organisation which maintains RISC-V as a free and open processor instruction set architecture (ISA).

Increasing numbers of OEMs and manufacturers of SoCs and ASICs are choosing to base complex chip designs on the RISC-V architecture, as its open licence business model enables them to develop chip designs faster and it provides much greater design flexibility than is possible when using proprietary processor architectures.

With its decision to join RISC-V International as a strategic member, Agile Analog now extends the RISC-V ecosystem to include a broad set of analogue building blocks implemented in highly configurable IP.

Demand is particularly strong in new RISC-V-based chip designs for security monitoring functions, such as clock glitch and voltage glitch detection, which are used to protect against side-channel attacks. Agile Analog’s configurable IP is also available to support a wide range of other analogue functions including power management, sensing and signal processing.

The Agile Analog offering complements the open RISC-V ISA, as its analogue IP can be configured to meet the functional requirements of each application, as well as the foundry, process and node in which the chip is to be fabricated.

Commenting John Hartley, Chief Commercial Officer at Agile Analogy, said, ‘RISC-V International maintains the largest and most vibrant ecosystem of tools and IP in the industry, so Agile Analog is delighted that its unique ability to optimise analogue IP for any application and process has been recognised by the award of strategic member status.’

Neil Tyler

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