Samsung Electronics is taking the significant steps to expand its own CPU development. Earlier this year, Samsung has developed its first custom CPU core inside its Exynos 8890 processor for the Galaxy S7. Now Samsung to Develop Its Own Independent CPU Core based on RISC-V. According to the sources, Samsung’s Device Solution division is going to built its own CPU core for 32-bit micro-controllers. Most probably, these cores will be for Internet of Things devices.
Samsung to Develop Its Own Independent CPU Core based on RISC-V
These CPU core will be based on RISC-V instruction set architecture instead of ARM based architecture. It means Samsung does not have to pay a license fee to ARM.
UC Berkeley under a BSC license developed RISC-V processor architecture. RISC-V processor got support from a number of major technology companies. Many companies like Google, Qualcomm, IBM, and NVIDIA provide a base to RISC-V. The processor also offered a free compiler and open ISA development environment. MAny companies like NVIDIA and Qualcomm, are already using the architecture to develop their own IoT processors and memory controllers for GPUs.
No doubt, for low cost microprocessor development, RISC-V is a good option. Samsung has been developing ts microcontroller CPU since the first half of 2016. Further, the core will be commercialized in nest year.