With modern vehicles using many embedded processors, some for safety critical applications, absolutely reliable embedded software is a must. However, ensuring failsafe operation in complex embedded subsystems requires extensive test systems that stress the design with many different scenarios.
Imperas’ processor models, including simulation and software design kit ToolMorphing™ technology, not only provides advanced capability with high-performance, but is an effective mechanism for the rapid integration of both model and tools into 3rd party platform realizations. This allows companies to perform all manner of integrations to suit end-user design scenarios.
The cost of creating custom hardware for electronic products has escalated to a level out of proportion to the returns on many applications. Embedded software running on efficient, low power processors not only provides a viable alternative, but presents significant functionality and development advantages to the design team. The advent of multicore devices has further improved the performance characteristics of this solution.
OVP is addressing key issues in software development for embedded systems. By supporting the creation of virtual platforms, OVP is enabling early software development and helping expand the ARM user community.
Noel Hurley, VP Business Development
We are delighted to be working with Imperas to deliver the fastest Instruction Accurate (IA) simulation solution for our many MIPS partners. We have been impressed how Imperas’ simulation technology significantly outperforms other commonly-used solutions. Faster simulation results in more tests being run, and therefore higher quality software being developed - and that is good news for our extensive MIPS ecosystem community. Since acquiring MIPS, Imagination has committed to working more closely with innovative partners like Imperas to deliver superior CPU modelling solutions. As a result, we are confident our MIPS licensees and many software ecosystem partners will have access to the best tools in the industry, enabling them to create the best possible software and products.