Allwinner plans to release Linux capable RISC-V SOC this year


Searching for more info about their new H313 SOC I found old news from August 2020, where Allwinner announce the development of AP SOC with RISC-V and praising Open Source Hardware and the open ISA of RISC-V.

They say in this announcement that they will have AP (application processor) SOC with RISC-V in 2021!

There is lot of development around RISC-V in the last years. Espressif have their ESP32-C3 which is with RISC-V SOC, but it can’t run Linux as has not enough memory and video. We still can’t see affordable silicon capable to run Linux.

There is announcement for BeagleBoneV but still not in production and at quite higher price compared to ARM boards on the market.

Allwinner is known to be able to design and produce low cost SOCs. Let’s hope the semiconductor crisis caused by Covid19 will not delay their plans.

So is the year 2021 when we will see $35 Linux running boards with RISC-V?

I’m crossing fingers!

As soon as we can get our hands to these SOC we will make OSHW OLinuXino with it!

OSHW design and affordable SOC will lead to affordable boards and boost of the software development of RISC-V too.

Source: Allwinner news.

7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. jonassmedegaard
    Apr 08, 2021 @ 10:08:02

    H313 is a quad-core ARM SoC, according to https://linux-sunxi.org/Allwinner_SoC_Family#.22H.22-Series

    That’s probably no news to Olimex, just mentioning in case others (like me) got confused by its mention here and misread it as implying closer ties between H313 and the work announced in 2020 by Allwinner.

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    • OLIMEX Ltd
      Apr 08, 2021 @ 10:58:28

      sorry for the confusion, the announcement has nothing to do with H313, while I was trying to find info about H313 I *found* this RISC-V news (which are pretty old by the way)

      Reply

  2. Tim
    Apr 08, 2021 @ 18:31:56

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  4. Maarten van Druten
    May 01, 2021 @ 21:21:11

    Great news! it would be great if the new RISC-V soc will be compatible with the TERES-I Do-It-Yourself laptop! that would be a nice upgrade 🙂

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  5. SK
    May 20, 2021 @ 23:19:05

    There is now an Indiegogo campaign for a board with this SOC, but the first iteration is more expensive than planned:
    https://www.cnx-software.com/2021/05/20/nezha-risc-v-linux-sbc/

    Reply

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