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In commercial semiconductor IP, quality is perhaps the highest priority for successful customer engagements, the extensive test and verification process is best achieved with extensive simulator-based testing. We have already certified the Imperas RISC-V model and simulation technology for Andes N25 and NX25 processors so expect that riscvOVPsim will quickly be adopted as an industry standard reference simulator.

The work of the RISC-V Compliance Task Group is vital to the success of RISC-V and anyone trying to design or sell RISC-V based products. We welcome the contributions of Imperas and believe that using riscvOVPsim as one of the reference simulators could be highly valuable in the overall compliance effort.

The RISC-V ISA Formal Spec Task Group will produce a Formal Specification for the RISC-V ISA. We see the introduction of riscvOVPsim as an excellent reference platform to test and verify with.

RISC-V momentum and interest is wide-ranging across academic and industry. In providing support for the IIT Madras Shakti processors, InCore sees an increasing attention to test and verification that will be supported with riscvOVPsim.

RISC-V has made the successful transition from an academic project to achieve commercial adoption. We see a universal need for quality and design assurance that can be supported by riscvOVPsim across all projects as PULP RI5CY cores are increasingly implemented in commercial SoC development.

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