Up to 80 percent of the general purpose GPIO ports support port remapping so that the pinout can be configured to a particular design.
A key factor is that GigaDevice and Nuclei provide a complete Eclipse-based tool chain support from MCU chips to software libraries and development boards. This allows the same software to be used on either RISC-V or ARM devices for embedded applications such as industrial control, consumer electronics, emerging IOT, edge computing as well as artificial intelligence and deep learning. This makes product selection and code porting flexible and simple, says Yu.
The RISC-V devices are available in 14 models, including QFN36, LQFP48, LQFP64 and LQFP100 packages and are fully compatible with existing GD32 MCUs in software development and pin packaging.
Development tools include include the GD32VF103V-EVAL full-featured evaluation board along with the GD32VF103R-START, GD32VF103C-START and GD32VF103T- TART entry-level learning boards, each one with a different chip package and number of pins. GigaDevice also provides the GD32VF103-BLDC motor control development board and GD-LINK debugging mass production tool.