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The OpenHW CV32E40P RISC-V core is the first open-source core for high-volume chips verified with the state-of-the-art process required for high-integrity, commercial SoCs.

The RTL Freeze milestone was achieved with OpenHW ecosystem contributors working collaboratively using CORE-V-VERIF, an OpenHW Group project to develop, deploy, and execute pre-silicon functional verification of the OpenHW Group’s CORE-V family of RISC-V cores. The CVE4, which is part of the CORE-V open-source IP family, matches the quality of IP offered by established commercial providers and is verified with state-of-the-art, auditable flows.

CORE-V-VERIF provides a silicon-proven, industrial-grade functional verification platform to the RISC-V community. CORE-V-VERIF leverage verification components developed by the RISC-V community and will be continuously maintained and enhanced to integrate the latest best-practices and technology for the verification of future CORE-V cores.

CORE-V-VERIF includes verification strategy and planning documents, and SystemVerilog/UVM code implementing an end-to-end simulation environment. Additionally, the platform supports an advanced SVA formal verification environment, which leverages the RISC-V ISA specification in SAIL and provides optimal integration with simulation. The platform supports the use of structural, functional, and mutation coverage metrics and CORE-V-VERIF leverages both open-source and commercial IPs and EDA technology.

The CORE-V-VERIF project is hosted in the OpenHW Group GitHub repositories and is available to the community under the Solderpad 2.0 license.

Thanks to all of those community members involved in this landmark project.