SOURCE: Andes Technology Corporation

Andes Technology Corporation

May 09, 2017 11:00 ET

Andes Technology Corp., the First Mainstream CPU IP Provider to Adopt RISC-V, Will Announce its Advanced 64-bit V5 CPU Core, at Andes Embedded Forum in Shanghai

New Advanced Instruction Set Architecture Greatly Extends Andes' Product Line Performance Range Into High End Applications Demanding Exabytes of Address Space

HSINCHU, TAIWAN--(Marketwired - May 09, 2017) - Andes Technology Corporation (TPE: 6533), the leading Asia-based supplier of small, low-power, high performance 32-bit embedded CPU cores, stated that it will become the first mainstream CPU IP provider to adopt RISC-V, the open RISC Instruction Set Architecture developed at the University of California Berkeley. Andes will introduce a new 64-bit CPU based on the innovative V5 instruction set architecture (ISA) at the Andes Embedded Forum being held at the Parkyard Hotel in Shanghai on May 10th. The new 64-bit V5 ISA provides a significant performance advance to address high end applications such as enterprise-class servers, routers, switches, WLANs, data center storage, artificial intelligence (Deep Learning), advanced driver assist systems (ADAS), AR/VR imaging, industrial automation and other high performance applications. The 64-bit architecture enables a vastly expanded address space of over 18 exabytes demanded by these applications.

"In its 12th year, the long-running, very successful Andes Embedded Forum is the venue for major announcements from Andes and its partners," said Andes President, Frankwell Jyh-Ming Lin. "The forum begins in Shanghai at the Parkyard Hotel on May 10th, then travels to Beijing on May 12th and finally to Hsinshu, Taiwan on May 18th. Andes will introduce its most innovative ISA thus far in its history and we will become the first major CPU IP vendor to adopt RISC-V. The 64-bit ISA will deliver impressive performance at a high clock rate while still taking up a small number of gates compared with other offerings in its class. Most importantly, it will consume much less power per MHz than alternatives on the market. All the detail of the architecture will be presented at the Andes Embedded Forum. We invite you to attend one of the three venues."

The V5 ISA is the most recent innovation in a line of architectures stretching back to the company's founding over a decade ago. Since that time, the company has enjoyed continued customer success with designs spanning a wide range of very high volume applications including WiFi, Bluetooth, touch screen controller, sensor hub, MCU, SSD controller, USB3.0 storage, and more. These design wins have resulted in a high-volume shipments of SoCs containing Andes IP. Today, over 2 billion units are in the market and the volume continues to grow each year. The new V5 ISA will serve the increased design activity in next generation applications, particularly augmented reality/virtual reality, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, artificial intelligence/deep learning, and the data centers forming the cloud computing needed to support them.

The computing requirement in the data center, for example, is demanding the ability to address exabytes of memory space. This results from the need to store large data sets -- once contained in hard drives -- now held in local DRAM and flash for instantaneous access. To address this enormous memory space, a 64-bit ISA is an absolute necessity. Furthermore, to process the data requires the high performance provided by a 64-bit architecture. Finally, the SoCs being designed for these emerging applications will need multiple instances of these 64-bit CPUs. Being able to deliver high performance 64-bit computing in a small number of gates provides the new Andes V5 ISA a competitive advantage over others with higher gate counts.

About Andes Technology Corporation

Andes Technology Corporation was founded in Hsinchu Science Park, Taiwan in 2005 to develop innovative high-performance/low-power 32-bit processor cores and associated development environment to serve worldwide rapidly growing embedded system applications. The company delivers the best super low power CPU cores with integrated development environment and associated software and hardware solutions for efficient SoC design.

To meet the demanding requirements of today's electronic devices, Andes Technology delivers configurable software/hardware IP and scalable platforms to respond to customers' needs for quality products and faster time-to-market. Andes Technology's comprehensive CPU includes entry-level, mid-range, high-end, extensible and security families to address the full range of embedded electronics products, especially for connected, smart and green applications.

For more information about Andes Technology, please visit http://www.andestech.com/.

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