SiFive dev platform designed to empower next-gen makers, engineers

December 04, 2019 //By Rich Pell
SiFive dev platform designed to empower next-gen makers, engineers
RISC-V processor maker SiFive (San Francisco, CA) has announced a program designed to provide makers and universities with low-cost, fully-featured RISC-V hardware supported by comprehensive learning materials.

The SiFive Learn initiative, says the company, is designed to help a wide range of people develop their coding skills for the next generation of devices. As part of the initiative, the company also announced the availability of the SiFive Learn Inventor development platform, offered as the most accessible SiFive board to date and which features a comprehensive software package and education enablement course.

"SiFive Learn supports our efforts to democratize access to custom silicon and to empower the next generation of makers and engineers," says Jeff Mulhausen, Chief Evangelist at SiFive and leader of the SiFive Learn initiative. "Education is an important part of our vision, and we feel SiFive Learn is a great way to provide teaching tools for universities, academics, and corporations."

The programmable SiFive Learn Inventor includes the following features:

  • SiFive FE310 Processor with 150 Mhz clock speed
  • Bluetooth + Wi-Fi
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Temperature Sensor
  • Compass
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • 6X8 display lights with 16M colors

The board, which is also recognized as an Amazon FreeRTOS-qualified device, is expected to ship in December 2019.


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