Altair & IIT-Madras collaborates to add Shakti Processor to support Altair Embed

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  • Jul 06,21
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.
Altair & IIT-Madras collaborates to add Shakti Processor to support Altair Embed

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.

Key benefits of Altair Embed are such as:

  • Extensive hardware support – Altair Embed supports more than 1200 microcontrollers and processors from leading vendors, including Texas Instrumentsâ„¢, STMicroelectronics®, Arduino®, and Raspberry Piâ„¢. Altair Embed includes a visual RTOS with interrupt-driven device drivers for UART, I2C, CAN, and more. 
  • Automatic C code generation – Altair Embed greatly speeds embedded development by combining off-line testing with automatic C code generation using the same diagram. Users can develop complex, time critical applications with no C coding knowledge. The code Altair Embed generates is highly optimized and performs within 4 percent of expert hand code. 
  • Combine data flow and UML state chart logic – Altair Embed lets users add state chart decision logic anywhere within a block diagram and easily exchange data between the state chart and the continuous portion of a diagram. It also allows users to interactively simulate a diagram or generate code to run on an embedded target. Additionally, the continuous portion of the block diagram can control state chart execution.
  • Availability via Altair Units – Altair’s flexible subscription model allows companies to pay only for what they need, when they need it.

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