July Rocky Mountain RISC-V Meetup

Sparkfun Electronics - 6333 Dry Creek Parkway Niwot - View Map Rocky Mountain Area RISC-V Community
Thu, Jul 12, 2018, 5:30 PM (MDT)

About this event

Please join us for the inaugural Rocky Mountain RISC-V Meetup! We will begin with a networking session, followed by presentations and demos. Anyone interested in the RISC-V ISA and related ecosystem is encouraged to attend!

Talks will include:


>> SECURING RISC-V PROCESSORS (Dan Ganousis, Dover Microsystems)
As the IoT market flourishes, cybersecurity risks increase in volume, sophistication, and cost. Ensuring the security, safety, and privacy of our devices must be a top priority. Understand what it takes to secure RISC-V processors, and learn about the security IP available today to RISC-V designers.

>> BENEFITS OF A MODIFIABLE CORE (Keith Graham, University of Colorado Boulder)
Learn how RISC-V has the opportunity to transform embedded systems by providing precisely designed processors to satisfy power, performance, and cost -- Previously unavailable in conventional IP processor core designs.

Dan is currently the Director of Sales at Dover Microsystems. He began his 40-year career in the semiconductor industry working on the design, test, and manufacturing of the Z80, 65C02, MicroVAX, and Solbourne microprocessors. He moved into sales and marketing in the EDA industry where he held executive positions at Mentor Graphics, Viewlogic, and VeriBest before assuming the CEO position at startups AccelChip and Arithmatica. Most recently Dan was a business development consultant for embedded processor IP vendors Codasip, Cortus, and Andes. Dan holds a BSEE degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.


Keith is a Senior Instructor for the Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering Department at the University of Colorado Boulder. Keith began his career at Hewlett Packard, developing HP's first floating point accelerator card for their series 300 computers. After HP, he joined Solbourne Computers where he co-developed the first multi-processor server based on a virtual cache architecture and physical memory. He went on to lead a technical team to develop an engineering workstation with a custom CPU and 4 ASICs. In 1991, he joined the startup, Quest Computer, where he developed the first PC notebook with an integrated trackball and cellular modem. Keith then shifted into a sales position at Thorson Rocky Mountain and later became managing partner. Keith holds a BSEE from Pennsylvania State University with a specialization in Computer Architecture and ASIC design.



Thursday, Jul 12
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (MDT)


Sparkfun Electronics
6333 Dry Creek Parkway Niwot


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