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
Imperas is launching some very interesting approaches to processor modeling and software testing. Historically processor models have been used in relatively small numbers, despite their enormous benefits. The Imperas business model has the potential to make processor modeling an affordable approach used widely across the industry.
Martin Baker, Senior Manager
Automotive Business Unit of Renesas Electronics America.