Started by starkwether, February 18, 2018, 07:02:46 pm
QuoteProbably Olimex would need plenty of orders to justify the costs. Maybe if you could buy 1000 or 10000 they'd be interested?
QuoteI'll be honest: forget about it for now. It has nothing to do with money or interest. Just there is not such a chip that we can purchase. It is not commercially available. Even if there was such chip, it wouldn't be suitable for a laptop-like experience. What is the state of the open software support? Are there video drivers available?
QuoteDefinitely a limited (MCU-like) version of RISCV is possible in the Olimex FPGA boards
Quote from: palmer on May 04, 2018, 09:51:51 pmHi, I'm Palmer from SiFive.The FU540-C000 is capable of running standard Linux graphics stacks. We regularly give demos of it running X via an AMD graphics card attached over PCIe, you can see one at FOSDEM where I gave the whole presentation off a HiFive Unleashed. The RISC-V Linux port is upstream, and while all the drivers necessary for a full system aren't upstream yet we're working on it.Micro Semi has a board available that's more tightly integrated than the setup we've demonstrated <https://www.crowdsupply.com/microsemi/hifive-unleashed-expansion-board> https://topicmixbd.com/2016/07/18/side-effects-of-phen375-and-what-to-do-to-avoid-them/ In theory you could build a single board that integrates the FU540-C000 with some low power FPGA that would fit into a laptop form factor, but nobody has demonstrated this yet. Quantities are a bit of a sticking point, and unfortunately it's difficult to discuss these things in a public forum. If you're seriously interested in doing a RISC-V laptop then I'd love to chat so we can figure out how to move forwards. Feel free to send me an email, or if you're going to the RISC-V workshop we can chat there.