CHIPS Alliance

Configuration

platform = chipsalliance

The CHIPS Alliance develops high-quality, open source hardware designs relevant to silicon devices and FPGAs.

For more detailed information please visit vendor site.

Examples

Examples are listed from CHIPS Alliance development platform repository:

Debugging

Debugging - “1-click” solution for debugging with a zero configuration.

Tools & Debug Probes

Supported debugging tools are listed in “Debug” column. For more detailed information, please scroll table by horizontal. You can switch between debugging Tools & Debug Probes using debug_tool option in “platformio.ini” (Project Configuration File).

Warning

You will need to install debug tool drivers depending on your system. Please click on compatible debug tool below for the further instructions.

On-Board Debug Tools

Boards listed below have on-board debug probe and ARE READY for debugging! You do not need to use/buy external debug probe.

Name

MCU

Frequency

Flash

RAM

RVfpga: Digilent Nexys A7

320MHz

16MB

1.16MB

Stable and upstream versions

You can switch between stable releases of CHIPS Alliance development platform and the latest upstream version using platform option in “platformio.ini” (Project Configuration File) as described below.

Stable

; Latest stable version
[env:latest_stable]
platform = chipsalliance
board = ...

; Custom stable version
[env:custom_stable]
platform = chipsalliance@x.y.z
board = ...

Upstream

[env:upstream_develop]
platform = https://github.com/platformio/platform-chipsalliance.git
board = ...

Packages

Name

Description

framework-wd-riscv-sdk

The WD Firmware package contains Firmware applications and Processor Support Package (PSP) for various cores, alongside demos which support all features.

framework-zephyr

Zephyr is a new generation, scalable, optimized, secure RTOS for multiple hardware architectures

framework-zephyr-canopennode

canopennode Zephyr module

framework-zephyr-civetweb

Zephyr module for CivetWeb Embedded C/C++ web server

framework-zephyr-fatfs

Zephyr module for FatFS filesystem

framework-zephyr-hal-swervolf

SweRVolf is a FuseSoC-based SoC for the SweRV RISC-V core.

framework-zephyr-libmetal

Zephyr module for an abstraction layer across user-space Linux, baremetal, and RTOS environments

framework-zephyr-littlefs

Zephyr module for littlefs filesystem

framework-zephyr-loramac-node

Zephyr module for LoRaWAN endpoint stack implementation

framework-zephyr-lvgl

Zephyr module for LittlevGL - an Open-source Embedded GUI Library

framework-zephyr-mbedtls

Zephyr module for the mbed TLS library

framework-zephyr-mcuboot

Zephyr module for MCUboot - a secure bootloader for 32-bit MCUs

framework-zephyr-mcumgr

Zephyr module for mcumgr management library for 32-bit MCUs

framework-zephyr-mipi-sys-t

Zephyr module for MIPI System Software Trace

framework-zephyr-open-amp

Zephyr module for Open Asymmetric Multi Processing (OpenAMP) framework

framework-zephyr-openthread

Zephyr module for OpenThread - an open-source implementation of the Thread networking protocol

framework-zephyr-segger

Zephyr module for the Segger RTT library

framework-zephyr-tinycbor

Zephyr module for Concise Binary Object Representation Library

framework-zephyr-tinycrypt

The TinyCrypt Library provides an implementation for constrained devices of a minimal set of standard cryptography primitives for Zephyr framework

framework-zephyr-trusted-firmware-m

Zephyr module for Trusted Firmware M - a reference implementation of secure world software for ARMv8-M

tool-cmake

CMake is an open-source, cross-platform family of tools designed to build, test and package software

tool-dtc

Device tree compiler

tool-gperf

GNU gperf is a perfect hash function generator

tool-ninja

Ninja is a small build system with a focus on speed

tool-openocd-riscv-chipsalliance

Fork of Open On-Chip Debugger that has RISC-V support and enabled VPI JTAG

tool-verilator-swervolf

Verilator is an open-source SystemVerilog simulator and lint system

tool-whisper

Whisper is a RISCV instruction set simulator (ISS) developed for the verification of the Swerv micro-controller. It allows the user to run RISC-V code without RISC-V hardware

toolchain-riscv

GNU toolchain for RISC-V, including GCC

Warning

Linux Users:

Windows Users:

Please check that you have a correctly installed USB driver from board manufacturer

Frameworks

Name

Description

FreeRTOS

FreeRTOS is a real-time operating system kernel for embedded devices that has been ported to 40 microcontroller platforms

WD-Firmware

The WD Firmware package contains firmware applications and Processor Support Package (PSP) for various cores, alongside demos which support all features

Zephyr RTOS

The Zephyr Project is a scalable real-time operating system (RTOS) supporting multiple hardware architectures, optimized for resource constrained devices, and built with safety and security in mind

Boards

Note

Digilent

Name

Debug

MCU

Frequency

Flash

RAM

RVfpga: Digilent Nexys A7

On-board

320MHz

16MB

1.16MB