Thales signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi (IIIT-D) to enable collaborative research and development in the field of Open Hardware and other allied subjects.
The collaboration will enable co-development of complex microprocessor architectures and multi-core processing systems using configurations available with the RISC-V open ISA specification, Thales said in a release Tuesday.
The agreement was signed in the presence of Marko Erman, Chief Scientific Officer of Thales, Philippe Valery, VP Technical Operations - Research and Technology of Thales, Ashish Saraf, VP and Country Director of Thales in India, Satish Menon, Head of Thales’ Engineering Competence Centre in Bengaluru, and Prof. Ranjan Bose, Director IIIT Delhi, Prof. Mukesh Mohania, Dean of IRD IIIT-Delhi, Dr. Sujay Deb, Associate Professor, IIIT-Delhi.
These systems will bring value to applications in areas such as edge computing, smart manufacturing, defence and space.
Through this association, Thales and IIIT-Delhi will collaboratively address safety issues in designing processors and embedded software for critical applications using open-source hardware approach. The activities will commence from August 2021 and will be carried out in phases.