Epiphany drivers released as open source
We are pleased to announce that we have now published the driver and library sources for the Epiphany SDK to go with the GNU tool chain that Embecosm published previously. Here is a post by Yaniv at parallella.org describing the new software source repositories. The repositories can be found at: http://github.com/adapteva
Releasing drivers in open source form shouldn't be a big deal, but unfortunately it is..For a variety of reasons, many semiconductor companies keep their drivers as proprietary binary blobs. As shown by the response to the tweet we sent out yesterday, this is the source of a lot of frustration! From a chip design standpoint, I can tell you that releasing driver source code is scary. Publishing the driver source code implies that any bugs, changes, and architecture peculiarity is made public. We hope that the relative cleanliness of the Epiphany driver and library code will convince you that the Epiphany-III and Epiphany-IV chips are in pretty good shape.