SiFive HiFive1


The HiFive1 is an Arduino-compatible development board with an FE310 RISC-V SoC. More information can be found on SiFive’s website.

Programming and debugging


Applications for the HiFive1 board configuration can be built as usual (see Build an Application). In order to build the application for HiFive1, set the BOARD variable to hifive1.

export BOARD="hifive1"


In order to upload the application to the device, you’ll need OpenOCD with RISC-V support. Download the tarball for your OS from the SiFive website and extract it.

The Zephyr SDK uses a bundled version of OpenOCD by default. You can overwrite that behavior by adding the OPENOCD parameter to the cmake command:

# run from your build folder
cmake -GNinja -DBOARD=hifive1 -DOPENOCD=path/to/riscv-openocd/bin/openocd ..

When using a custom toolchain it should be enough to have the downloaded version of the binary in your PATH.

Now you can flash the application as usual (see Build an Application and Run an Application for more details):

ninja flash

Depending on your OS you might have to run the flash command as superuser.


Refer to the detailed overview about Custom Board and SOC Definitions.