As the shift toward RISC-V accelerates across industries, the open standard instruction set architecture (ISA) is ushering in a new wave of innovation and collaboration. In an effort to help fuel this trend, MIPS has announced the availability of the eVocore P8700, the industry’s highest-performance, most scalable RISC-V multiprocessor IP. The P8700 has already been licensed for applications including automotive driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving.
The eVocore P8700 multiprocessor IP core, which includes best-in-class performance efficiency for use in Software-on-a-Chip (SoC) applications, is one of the first MIPS products based on the RISC-V open ISA. P8700 is the first RISC-V IP core that provides out-of-order (OOO) processing and coherent multi-threaded, multi-core, multi-cluster scalability – enabling semiconductor companies and OEMs to achieve a new level of RISC-V performance and to further accelerate innovation.
The P8700 combines a deep pipeline with multi-issue OOO execution and multi-threading to deliver outstanding computational throughput. The high level of scalability of the core makes it well-suited for compute-intensive tasks across a broad range of markets and applications such as automotive (ADAS, AV, IVI), data center and storage, and high-performance computing (HPC).
Customers can get started designing with P8700 now, with the support of a broad and growing ecosystem of tools and software.
Features of eVocore P8700 include: Scales to 64 clusters, 512 cores, and 1,024 harts/threads; Single-threaded performance greater than what is currently available in other RISC-V CPU IP; Ideal for compute-intensive tasks across a broad range of applications. Including automotive, data center and storage, HPC, and more.
P8700 also includes powerful safety features for automotive, such as: Perfect balance between safety and performance for performance-efficient ASIL-D systems; Robust safety model that can be used for multiple applications (vision, radar, LiDAR, etc.); Internal fault detection and reporting; special fault bus monitor that enables faster system recovery.
MIPS’ eVocore P8700 multiprocessors have already been licensed by Mobileye. Mobileye has included the P8700 in its latest generation EyeQ Ultra Systems on Chips (SoCs).
P8700 is available in both a standard version and an automotive version with functional safety features. The automotive version has proven robust safety capabilities for ISO 26262 ASIL-B(D) and ASIL-D systems, taking advantage of Safety Element out-of-Context (SEooC) that reduces time to market.