A guiding light in the RISC-V community, SiFive was preparing to launch a new quad-core processor and evaluation board. Preorders were accumulating on Mouser and customers were eager to try out the new hardware. Normally a critical launch like this would require multiple trips to Asia to work hands-on with a CM, but this was impossible during the COVID-19 pandemic. A new path was needed.
The SiFive product team selected Blue Clover Devices as a manufacturing partner and leveraged the firm’s cloud-based tools and methods for keeping the project on track. The SiFive Unmatched board was the ideal match for Blue Clover’s newest Production Line Tool (PLT), which was built to support remote programming and testing of Linux devices.