Ashling RiscFree™ now supports Andes Technology RISC-V CPUs


San Francisco, California – December 6, 2021 – RISC-V Summit 2021. Ashling and Andes Technology announced today that Ashling’s RiscFree™ Toolchain will be extended to support the broad range of Andes RISC-V CPU IPs including support for the AndeStar™ V5 Performance and CoDense™ ISA Extension.

RiscFree™ is Ashling’s Integrated Development Environment (IDE), Compiler and Debugger for RISC-V based development and now adds support for Andes RISC-V CPUs including the 32-bit: N22, N25F, D25F, A25, A25MP, A27, A27L2, N45, D45, A45 & A45MP and the 64-bit: NX25F, AX25, AX25MP, NX27V, AX27, AX27L2, NX45, AX45 & AX45MP.
“Ashling’s RiscFree™ with its Different Cores, One Solution feature set now brings the power of heterogeneous, multi-core debugging to Andes RISC-V CPU users allowing a single instance of RiscFree™ to debug any number of heterogeneous and homogeneous cores” said Hugh O’Keeffe, Managing Director of Ashling.

“We are delighted to have Ashling RiscFree™ support Andes RISC-V CPU cores and offer an additional choice for our customers, particularly those working on heterogeneous SoC designs utilizing AndesCore™ V5 RISC-V processors with increased performance and reduced code size” said Dr. Charlie Su, Andes Technology President and CTO.
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About Ashling
Ashling have been a leading provider of Embedded Development Tools & Services since 1982 with design centres in Limerick Ireland and Chennai India and sales and support offices in Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and America. We have over thirty years’ experience in developing tools for embedded systems engineers including high-speed Debug and Trace Probes supporting a broad range of MCUs, SoCs and Soft (FPGA) based designs. Our software tools include IDEs, Debuggers, Compilers and Simulators and we support all the main embedded architectures including ARC, Arm, MIPS, Power Architecture and RISC-V through our RiscFree™ platform. We have a particular focus on RISC-V and are the first company to bring tools to the market supporting heterogenous debug of RISC-V cores along with cores from other vendors. Visit for more details.
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About Andes Technology
Sixteen years in business and a Founding Premier member of RISC-V International, Andes is a leading supplier of high-performance/low-power 32/64-bit embedded processor IP solutions, and the driving force in taking RISC-V mainstream. Andes’ fifth-generation AndeStar™ architecture adopted the RISC-V as the base. Its V5 RISC-V CPU families range from tiny 32-bit cores to advanced 64-bit cores with DSP, FPU, Vector, Linux, superscalar, and/or multicore capabilities. The annual volume of Andes-Embedded SoCs has exceeded 2 billion since 2020 and continues to rise. At the end of Q3 2021, the cumulative volume of Andes-Embedded™ SoCs has reached 9 billion. For more information, please visit Follow Andes on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube
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About RISC-V
The RISC-V open architecture ISA is under the governance of the RISC-V International. Visit for more details