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SmartDV and NSITEXE Sign Agreement to Deploy NSITEXE’s RISC-V 32bit CPU Core throughout North America, China, India, Taiwan

SmartDV™ Technologies, the leading supplier of Design and Verification Intellectual Property (IP), and NSITEXE, developer of advanced processors, today signed a multi-year agreement that enables SmartDV to license NSITEXE’s recently announced RISC-V-based, 32-bit CPU core to its customers.

Under terms of the agreement, SmartDV will sell NS31A, a high-reliability, general-purpose CPU based on the 32-bit RISC-V ISA in North America, China, India and Taiwan. NS31A, designed for controlling various embedded systems, supports the ISO 26262 ASIL D-level functional safety mechanism required for automotive applications and the privileged mode required for the AUTOSAR Platform.

The SmartDV/NSITEXE partnership began two years ago when NSITEXE licensed SmartDV’s TileLink VIP to ensure thorough verification of the NS31A design.

“Our mission and goals well align with NSITEXE’s mission to contribute to the evolution of next-generation semiconductor technology,” remarks Barry Lazow, executive vice president of worldwide sales, marketing and business development. “We welcome the opportunity to add the NS31A RISC-V CPU core to our product portfolio.”

Availability and Pricing

The NS31A CPU IP is available now from SmartDV.

Pricing is available upon request.

Email requests for more information should be sent to

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