Complete RISC-V ecosystem


Ashling is a member of RISC-V International working closely on the evolution of RISC-V and we are a leading supplier of RISC-V development tools including our RiscFree™ SDK, Opella-XD Debug and Vitra-XS Debug & Trace Probes which are described below. Ashling also engages and cooperates with leading OEMs and semiconductor companies to successfully develop custom RISC-V engineering solutions including Tools and Services. The combination of Ashling’s deep technical know-how and a close working relationship with the end-customer enables us to provide best-in-class solutions tailored to your needs.

RiscFree™ for RISC-V SDK

RiscFree™ is Ashling’s Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and Debugger for RISC-V based development.

Figure 1. RiscFree™ Debug View

Features include:

  • IDE based on Eclipse with full source and project creation, editing, build and debug support.
  • Integrated GCC and/or LLVM compiler toolchains.
  •  Full support for all RISC-V 32-bit and 64-bit cores including:
      • Alibaba XuanTie C906, C910, E902 & E906
      • Andes:
        32-bit: N25F, D25F, A25, A25MP, A27, A27L2, N45, D45, A45 & A45MP
        64-bit: NX25F, AX25, AX25MP, AX27, AX27L2, NX45, AX45 & AX45MP
      • CAES (Cobham-Gaisler) NOEL-V
      • CAST BA51 and BA53
      • CHIPS Alliance SweRV
      • Codasip L11, L31, A70 and A730 processors
      • Efinix Sapphire
      • Gigadevice GD32V
      • Imagination Catapult family including the RTXM-2200
      • InCore RISC-V Azurite and Calcite Cores
      • Intel Nios V
      • lowRISC
      • Lattice Semiconductor RISC-VMC CPU soft IP
      • MachineWare SIM-V RISC-V ISS
      • Microchip Polar RISC-V SoC FPGAs
      • MIPS eVocore P8700 & eVocore I8500
      • NXP
      • Open-ISA VEGA
      • OpenHW Group CORE-V-MCU
      • PULP Platform
      • Rocket
      • SiFive:
        32-bit: E2, E3 and E7 series
        64-bit: S2, S5, S7, U5 and U7 series
      • Synopsys ARC-V RMX, ARC-V RHX and ARC-V RPX families
      • Syntacore
      • VexRiscv
      • WD SweRV EH1, EH2, EHX3 and EL2 series

Contact Ashling if your core is not listed as support is being extended continuously.

  • Heterogeneous (e.g. Arm + RISC-V) and homogeneous debug support for multi-core SoCs sharing a single debug interface (e.g. via JTAG, cJTAG or Serial Wire Debug (SWD)).

Please see here for more details on RiscFree™.

Vitra-XS for RISC-V Debug &Trace Probe

Vitra-XS is Ashling’s Debug & Trace Probe for embedded development with support for multiple target architectures including RISC-V & Arm. Vitra-XS works with Ashling’s RiscFree™ SDK for advanced embedded system debugging, tracing, profiling & analysis and supports RISC-V debug & trace standards including E-Trace & N-Trace (including SiFive Insight Trace and Debug IP) and also Arm CoreSight™ debug & trace.

Figure 2. Vitra-XS Debug & Trace Probe

See how Ashling’s Vitra-XS provides debug & trace support for RISC-V cores from SiFive with this short video.

Opella-XD for RISC-V Debug Probe

Opella-XD is Ashling’s high-speed Debug Probe for all RISC-V Devices. Features include:

  • Full support for all RISC-V 32-bit and 64-bit devices using debug interfaces including JTAG, cJTAG and SWD.
  • Multi-core, heterogeneous and homogeneous debug scan-chain support via JTAG, cJTAG and SWD.

Please see here for more details on Opella-XD.


Figure 3. Opella-XD Debug Probe

RiscFree™ for RISC-V Evaluation Download

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RiscFree for RISC-V, v22.3.0, 29th July 2022

New features in this release

  • Latest versions of all open-source components including Eclipse (2022-06, 4.24), CDT (10.7.0), and Embedded CDT (6.2.2) Eclipse plugins.
  • RiscFree now supports Synopsys ARC64 64-bit CPU cores (via Synopsys MDB Debugger)
  • RiscFree now supports µC/OS-II RTOS aware debugging for RISC-V cores.
  • RiscFree now supports creating/importing and building CMake based projects.
  • RiscFree now supports Debug View grouping functionality.
  • RiscFree now supports importing projects from Git repository directly.

Licensing Terms and Conditions

This software is free to use for evaluation and non-commercial use. For commercial use, you need to purchase a license before starting any actual development work. Contact Ashling for pricing and licensing details. By the act of installing this software package, reviewing the license agreement (during the install process) and clicking “Next” you subscribe to and agree to the licensing terms outlined.

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