Introduction to Freedom Metal¶
What is Freedom Metal?¶
Freedom Metal enables portable, bare-metal application development for all of SiFive’s RISC-V IP, FPGA evaluation targets, and development boards.
- Freedom Metal provides:
A bare-metal C application environment
An API for controlling CPU features and peripherals
The ability to retarget to any SiFive RISC-V product
- This makes Freedom Metal suitable for:
Writing portable hardware tests
Bootstrapping bare metal application development
A RISC-V hardware abstraction layer
How Do I Use Freedom Metal?¶
The best way to get started writing applications with Freedom Metal is to use the SiFive Freedom E SDK which bundles the build scripts and configuration necessary to use Freedom Metal with SiFive’s standard evaluation products.
If you prefer working with an Integrated Development Environment (IDE), SiFive Freedom Studio comes packaged with a prebuilt toolchain and the same Freedom Metal examples from Freedom E SDK.