PicoRio Linux RISC-V SBC is an open source alternative to the Raspberry
From OSnews@21:1/5 to All on Fri Sep 4 23:47:12 2020
Linux capable RISC-V boards do exist but cost several hundred dollars or more with the likes of HiFive Unleashed and PolarFire SoC Icicle development kit. If only there was a RISC-V board similar to the Raspberry Pi board and with a similar price point…
The good news is that the RISC-V International Open Source (RIOS) Laboratory is collaborating with Imagination technologies to bring PicoRio RISC-V SBC to market at a price point similar to Raspberry Pi.
I';m 100% ready for fully top-to-bottom open source hardware, whether it';s Power9/Power10 at the high end, or RISV-V at the low end. ARM is a step backwards in this regard compared to x86, and while I doubt RISC-V or Power will magically displace either
of those two, the surge in interest in ARM for more general purpose computing at least opens the door just a tiny little bit.