Hello HiFive Unmatched development system fans and followers,
Like many of you, we were impacted by COVID-related supply chain issues for some of the components on the HiFive Unmatched board board. We’re really sorry about the delay, but we’ve been able to overcome those issues, and we’re happy to report that the first batch of SiFive HiFive Unmatched boards are currently en route to our distributor Mouser Electronics. (Mouser is also the fulfillment partner for Crowd Supply.) By mid-June, 2021, we anticipate shipping to Mouser enough boards to more than cover initial orders.
We’re also happy to report that there are not any problems with FU740 SoC that powers the Unmatched development system board, nor have we had to do any chip spins. Recipients of early boards have made some great progress; here are a few examples:
Kubernetes running on Unmatched - Carlos Eduardo de Paula
Demonstration of AWS Greengrass running on HiFive Unmatched - aicas GmbH demo at Embedded World DIGITAL 2021
SiFive update on HiFive Unmatched software and hardware - by Keith Packard, Principal Engineer at a recent Linux conference
If and when there are any additional updates on Unmatched shipments, we’ll post them here.
We are so excited to see what you’ll do with your HiFive Unmatched development systems!