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Intel Pathfinder for RISC-V

By September 12, 2022No Comments

Written by Amy Occhialino, Zephyr Project Governing Board Member and Director, Open-Source OS Engineering at Intel Corporation

By delivering new capabilities for pre-silicon development, Intel® Pathfinder for RISC-V* is transforming the way SOC architects and system software developers define new products.  Launched in August, Intel® Pathfinder now allows a variety of RISC-V cores and other IP to be instantiated on FPGA and simulator platforms, with the ability to run industry-leading operating systems and tool chains within a unified IDE.

Assembling and testing different IP combinations in the single environment Intel® Pathfinder saves time and its robust software and industry standard toolchains support seamless scaling for a broad spectrum of customers. Intel Pathfinder for RISC-V scales for individual academics and researchers up through large-scale commercial projects. The table below summarizes the feature sets currently available (visit for updates):

“We are thrilled to see Intel® Pathfinder for RISC-V launch with support for Zephyr RTOS,” said Kate Stewart, VP of Dependable Embedded Systems at the Linux Foundation. “Having Zephyr available on this prototyping system will accelerate the enablement and time-to-market for resource constrained devices based on RISC-V SOCs.”

The Zephyr Project looks forward to continued collaboration with the Intel® Pathfinder for RISC-V initiative to promote an open-source and standards-based future.

Learn more about the Intel Pathfinder here:

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