The RISC-V CPU
Catapult, a RISC-V CPU product line designed from the ground up for deployment in key applications and configurable for any use. Leveraging nearly three decades of experience in delivering complex solutions, Imagination’s new CPU series is backed by the strong and ever-expanding RISC-V ecosystem.
Catapult CPUs are designed for various market applications and also next-generation control, compute and heterogeneous compute needs.
Catapult at a glance
Built on RISC-V
Supported and tested
Catapult CPUs are fully optimised and tested extensively before reaching the market. In addition, Catapult CPUs are designed to be compliant with the RISC-V ISA as it develops, resulting in a solution that is fully supported by a broad and increasing ecosystem.
As part of Imagination’s heterogeneous compute solution, Catapult CPUs offer full hardware, software and debug support for SoCs using Imagination IP – including the market-leading Imagination GPU, AI and Ethernet cores. This allows SoC manufacturers to increase energy efficiency, free up system resources and improve the performance of their designs.
Highly configurable design
Catapult cores are engineered for markets ranging from 5G modems, storage, ADAS (including safety island) to autonomous vehicles, data-centre, high-performance computing. These are multi-threaded RISC-V cores which come in both 32-bit and 64-bit variants and have a plethora of configuration options. Catapult CPU solutions can be scaled up to eight coherent cores per cluster for enhanced SoC versatility with an option to add custom accelerators.
The automotive cores are systematically developed to ISO 26262 standards and provide a range of CPU solutions for different integrity levels.
The new CPUs are based on industry-proven security concepts. This design enables SoC manufacturers to attain the highest level of security and certification required by their target market.
Catapult SDK and Catapult Studio
Catapult CPUs are delivered with a fully-featured SDK, which includes an LLVM-based compiler and C run-time libraries, optimized by our team of compiler engineers to get the best out of our hardware. In addition to industry-standard build and debug tools such as GCC, GDB and OpenOCD, the SDK also integrates Imagination’s IDE: Catapult Studio.
Based on Visual Studio Code, Catapult Studio has been enhanced to meet the needs of embedded developers on RISC-V, with seamless launch and debug on remote targets, plus some unique data and system visualisation tools. It is available for Windows, Ubuntu, CentOS, and MacOS.
Catapult CPUs are also delivered with both fast and performance models, which offer interactive debugging and are compatible with the gem5 simulator, unlocking simulation environments for enhanced power and energy-efficiency testing.
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Catapult the RISC-V CPU
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