Gowin Announces RISC-V EAP and New distributor Alcom

Article By : GOWIN Semiconductor

Gowin announces RISC-V implementation of Arora® FPGA and an Alcom Electronics distribution tie-up in Europe

Guangzhou, China, August 20, 2018 – Gowin Semiconductor Corp., the leading programmable logic devices provider in China, today announces Industry Earlier Adopter Program of RISC-V microprocessor implementation of Gowin ARORA® Family, including FPGA programming bit-file of a system level reference design with RISC-V MCU core, AHB & APB Bus, Memory Control & Peripherals, as well as GW-2A development board as total solution.

RISC-V is an open specification of an Instruction Set Architecture (ISA). The RISC-V ISA has been designed with small, fast, and low-power real-world implementations in mind, but without over-architecting for a particular microarchitecture style. Gowin Arora® Family GW-2A FPGA are designed to offer the best-in-class performance cost ratio FPGA. With abundant logic, high performance DSP resources, and high speed I/O, the family is optimized for co-processing to offload the application processor on intensive computation tasks, as well as neatly optimized as the direct host of embedded microprocessor, like RISC-V ISA MCU soft core. The Arora® family is also the first FPGA with embedded SRAM in the industry, which gives customers more useable I/O. Gowin Industry Earlier Adopter Program of RISC-V Microprocessor offers a total solution including,

  1. GW-2A FPGA Device Chip
  2. GW-2A FPGA Development Board Hardware, with Micro-USB Download/Debug Cable
  3. GW-2A FPGA programming bit-file of a system level reference design with RISC-V MCU core, AHB & APB Bus, Memory Control & Peripherals
  4. Gowin FPGA Design EDA Software Suite, including Gowin IP-Core-Generator, supplying a rich set of Verilog Design IPs of Memory Controller, Datapath, DSP, etc., for building customized peripherals and/or interfacing module to the RISC-V MCU System
  5. Software Tool Chain (C-Code Compiler, Linker, Debugger) as well as RSIC-V MCU peripheral Software drivers, and built-in libraries for customized C-Code development

At the same time, Gowin also announces appointing Alcom Electronics as distributor in Benelux covering Europe. The appointment represents that Gowin further strengthens her distribution network and support to customers in Europe.

Gowin/Alcom deal

“We are excited to appoint Alcom Electronics as our distributor in Benelux covering Europe markets. With more than 50 expertise focusing on providing customers one-stop service from design concept to reliable logistics, Gowin will further strengthen our high quality support to customers in Europe,” said by Stanley Tse, Regional Sales Director of Gowin Semiconductor Corp. “In less than one year, Gowin has completed our distribution and support network over the world and we are the only China based FPGA company can offer our products internationally. This is a significant recognition on our products innovation and quality of services from the industry. With our first FPGA SoC GW1NS-2 launches and Gowin Industry EAP of RISC-V to the market, Gowin expands our severable markets from programmable logics to the huge microprocessor market, the partnership with Alcom is important to our serve our customers in Europe as Alcom has good customer coverage and strong technical team on embedded system.”

“Alcom electronics has a proven track record as a Specialist Distributor in bringing new innovations and technologies to the Electronic components and Module markets. Programmable Logic Solutions have always been a key corner stone in Alcom’s business historical success”, said by Luc Spiessens, Managing Director of Alcom Electronics for Belgium/Luxembourg, “Therefore, we are proud to sign up with Gowin as a new challenger providing innovative programmable solutions with the aim to win market share from well-known competitors. A strong price/performance ratio and integration level in combination to the lowest power consumption are some of the key differentiators in the offering. As a strong team, Alcom and Gowin will jointly work together to support customers starting at the design phase. Alcom invested into training programs for its Sales & Application resulting into the appointment of Gowin Certified FAE’s allowing the fastest time-to-market. The team can be contacted at Alcom via www.alcom.be for Belgium and Luxembourg and www.alcom.nl for the Netherlands.”

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