Zhongke Yihai micro, a leading supplier of domestic efgas (embedded FPGA) solutions, and xinlai technology, a domestic risc-v processor IP leader, recently announced the conclusion of a strategic partnership. The two sides will cooperate to output domestic risc-v + efgas solutions, provide customers with an overall solution with programmable software and hardware, and provide more flexible matching solutions for target applications through risc-v modular scalability and efgas hardware programmability.
### Zhongke Yihai micro provides efga solution
Embedded FPGA (efga) is an IP core embedded in SoC or ASIC devices that supports hardware reconfiguration. It can be licensed and is similar to other IP used in integrated circuit design. Efga technology is mainly applicable to SOC chips in data center, artificial intelligence, high-speed communication, security encryption and other fields, and the market has grown rapidly in recent years. • as Moore's law approaches the bottleneck, the cost of manufacturing ASIC chips becomes higher and higher. • if hardware reconfiguration can be realized after streaming, ASIC can integrate flexibility, cost, performance and power consumption.
### Core technology output risc-v field expansion scheme
A major feature of risc-v instruction set is to provide its unprecedented flexibility through modularity and scalability, ranging from server and supercomputing to IOT and embedded systems. Simple and unified coding rules and reserved coding space are easy to expand user-defined instructions. Users can define and design extension instructions that meet the risc-v specification according to their own needs, and implement the corresponding hardware acceleration unit. The tool chain can automatically identify the user extension instructions, making risc-v very suitable for the controller of domain specific processor. The core nice (nucleus instruction co unit extension) extension scheme can obtain the domain processor and domain SDK through four steps without modifying the compiler, helping customers quickly develop products with differentiated domain architecture.
The full range of risc-v processor IP of xinlai technology supports users to customize extension instructions in the RTL design stage. When used in combination with Zhongke Yihai micro efgas, it can still have enough flexibility after SOC manufacturing to meet the needs of different terminal applications. The heterogeneous solution of risc-v + efga will not destroy the compatibility of any software, but also reserve development space for development and differentiation.
### About Zhongke Yihai micro
Zhongke Yihai Microelectronics Technology Co., Ltd. is a scientific research and industrialization team in the research field of "programmable chips and systems" of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. According to the national innovation driven development strategy, it initiated and established a high-tech enterprise with the technical characteristics of "programmable logic chips and reconfigurable systems" and the system design and integration of "software defines hardware" as its main business. The company adheres to the full forward design technical route, develops embedded programmable IP core, programmable logic chip and EDA software with high reliability, realizes the comprehensive independent development of programmable logic chip software and hardware, and has a relatively perfect intellectual property protection system.
### About xinlai Technology
As a Chinese mainland professional RISC-V processor IP and chip solutions company, core technology is committed to RISC-V processor IP development and commercialization. Since its establishment in 2018, it has gathered an experienced processor R & D team. Fully independent research and development, and successively launched N100, N200, N300, N / NX / ux600, N / NX / ux900 and other series of products, covering various scenarios from low power consumption to high performance. The processor IP of xinlai has authorized many well-known chip companies to carry out mass production, and the measured results have reached the first-class indicators in the industry. Focusing on the research and development of risc-v processor core and committed to enabling local industrial ecology is the vision and pursuit of xinlai technology. For more details visit：[www.nucleisys.com](www.nucleisys.com "www.nucleisys.com")