Global technology solutions provider of simulation, high-performance computing (HPC), and artificial intelligence (AI), Altair has announced its collaboration with the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), a premier education Institute in Chennai, India, to add the Shakti processor to the support portfolio of Altair Embed.
The Shakti processor, India’s first indigenous RISC-V processor, is the result of an initiative backed by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India, and Pratap Subrahmanyam Centre for Digital Intelligence and Secure Hardware Architecture to promote indigenous development of products that offer best-in-class security and visibility for users adopting the RISC-V technology.
For more than 30 years, Altair Embed has been a proven tool for model-based firmware development of embedded systems, including motor control, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and vision systems. It provides a visual environment to build and validate reliable embedded systems via simulation or hardware-in-the-loop (HIL). Altair Embed helps users iterate code faster and improve system efficiency, giving confidence that embedded systems are production ready.
Peter Darnell, Chief Scientist, Altair, said, “Altair believes that collaboration with academic institutions is a powerful and effective tool to advance technological initiatives. We have been following the open-source RISC V architecture for some time and it’s exciting to see Dr Kamakoti and IIT Madras make such creative use of it. It’s been a pleasure working with Prof. Kamakoti’s team.”
Prof. V Kamakoti, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Madras, said, “It was exciting to build an indigenous processor from scratch and more exciting to take it to a production level. It was largely a student-driven effort backed by industry veterans who dedicate themselves to the project never-minding a large pay cut.”
Shakti processors are industrial-grade processors aimed at embedded applications, robotic controllers, and IoT boards. By supporting Shakti processors, Altair Embed broadens its presence in developing embedded firmware for internet-connected devices.
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