Inaugural RISC-V Summit December 2018


See Esperanto Technologies at the Inaugural RISC-V Summit, December 2018

Esperanto is sponsoring the RISC-V Summit, will deliver a processor technology paper, and invites you to “Join the RISC-V Revolution!” to be part of the disruptive force transforming the microprocessor IP market through open standard collaboration.

  • WhatRISC-V Summit.
  • Where: Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, California.
  • When: Conference and Exhibition Dec. 4-5. Pre-Conference Day Dec. 3. RISC-V Foundation Members Meeting Dec. 6.
  • AgendaView the agenda here.

The RISC-V Summit 2018 will feature an Esperanto exhibit, as well as a technology presentation on a RISC-V based processor design. Please contact [email protected] to set up a meeting.

Presentation: The Esperanto ET-Maxion™ High Performance Out-of-Order RISC-V Processor

  • Authors: Polychronis Xekalakis and Chris Celio, CPU Architects at Esperanto Technologies.
  • This talk presents an update on ET-Maxion, a high frequency out-of-order RISC-V core which is being designed for TSMC’s 7nm process. It describes the key micro-architectural features that allow ET-Maxion to achieve performance levels comparable to existing commercial high-end processors, and discusses design choices, including shielding against timing attacks such as Spectre and Meltdown, with negligible performance sacrifices. Experiences in implementing the RISC-V compressed instructions (RVC) and the weak consistency model (RV-WMO) in a superscalar out-of-order core, along with design challenges, are shared. Finally, a brief overview of support for post-silicon debug and planned performance monitoring improvements for ET-Maxion.
  • Read more: See the complete presentation abstract here.

About the RISC-V Summit

The first annual Summit is a major international event promoting RISC-V, bringing together the community for a multi-track conference, tutorials, and exhibits, organized by the RISC-V Foundation, in partnership with Informa’s Knowledge & Networking Division, KNect365. For more information, see For more information about RISC-V (pronounced “risk-five”), please see

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