Mythic Licenses Codasip’s L30 RISC-V Core for Next-Generation AI Processor

August 10th, 2021 at 15:33pm

Munich, Germany – August 10th, 2021 – Codasip, the leading supplier of customizable RISC-V® embedded processor IP, announced today that Mythic, the pioneering AI processor company with breakthrough analog compute-in-memory technology, has selected Codasip’s L30 (originally Bk3) RISC-V-based core for Mythic’s next generation Analog Matrix Processor (Mythic AMP™).

Mythic uses Codasip RISC-V cores in its revolutionary new M1076 Mythic AMP™, which delivers best-in-class performance, scalability, and power efficiency. Mythic’s Analog Matrix Processor is designed with an array of tiles, and each contains: a large Analog Compute Engine (ACE) to store neural network weights and perform matrix multiplications; local SRAM memory for data being passed between the neural network nodes; a single-instruction multiple-data (SIMD) unit for processing operations not handled by the ACE; and a Codasip processor for controlling the sequencing and operation of the tile. Using Codasip Studio, Mythic customized Codasip’s processor IP to meet the unique computing requirements of the M1076 AMP.

“Codasip’s RISC-V cores and customization toolset helped us accelerate the design of our new M1076 AMP while giving us the flexibility we needed to offer an unparalleled combination of performance and power efficiency,” said Ty Garibay, Vice President of Engineering at Mythic. “We look forward to continuing our engagement with Codasip on the next generation of our groundbreaking processors for cutting-edge AI applications.”

“We have been thrilled to see the launch of Mythic’s revolutionary Analog Matrix Processor,” said Dr. Karel Masarík, CEO and Founder of Codasip, “We are very excited to have been chosen for the company’s next artificial intelligence processor design.”

The Codasip L30 processor is based on the RISC-V open instruction set architecture (ISA). It is optimized for low power and area efficiency. It has a single 3-stage processor pipeline architecture, optional caches, optional Floating Point Unit, Multiplication and Division, JTAG and RISC-V debug, and industry standard bus interfaces (AMBA). It also includes support for privilege-mode and memory protection via standard RISC-V PMP, making it an attractive alternative to legacy, proprietary microcontroller cores. L30 is fully configurable and extensible in compliance with the RISC-V standard.