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Imperas at 3rd Annual RISC-V Summit, December 8-10 2020

Imperas supporting the online virtual event with the latest updates for RISC-V Processor Verification and Architecture Exploration for AI with virtual platforms.

RISC-V Summit 2020


Imperas Software Ltd., the leader in high-performance software simulation and virtual platforms, today announced their participation at the RISC-V International 3rd Annual RISC-V Summit 2020 including talks, keynote panel, tutorial and virtual booth with demonstrations and live Q&A discussions with the Imperas team. See below for event highlights and registration discount code!


Technical TalkGetting started with RISC-V Verification
•    Speaker:    Lee MooreImperas Software
•    When:        Tuesday, December 8th 3:30pm PST
For SoC designers adopting RISC-V, the prospects of tackling the processor DV tasks may be a new challenge. The established SoC flows have a couple of standard assumptions – test benches written for UVM SystemVerilog flows and known good processor IP from a mainstream supplier. Now with RISC-V, processor IP cores can be from a variety of sources, including commercial, open source and internally developed. In addition, options to extend or modify a processor make the processor DV task something for all adopters will need to consider. Based on working with some popular open-source cores this talk highlights the experiences of working with flows, test benches and methodologies with SoC DV teams exploring the full flexibility of RISC-V. 

Keynote PanelIs the RISC-V Verification Ecosystem Ready for the Coming Innovation Tsunami?
•    Moderator:     Ann Mutschler, Executive Editor/EDA, Semiconductor Engineering
    •    Panelist:      Mike Thompson, Director of Verification Engineering, OpenHW Group
    •    Panelist:      Simon Davidmann, President & CEO, Imperas Software, Ltd.
    •    Panelist:      Nasr Ullah, Senior Director of Performance Architecture, SiFive, Inc.
    •    Panelist:      Steve Richmond, Verification Manager, Silicon Laboratories, Inc.
•    When:              Wednesday, December 9th 9:35am PST
RISC-V offers all SoC developers the opportunity to optimize a processor design, either as a new implementation or modification of an open source or commercial core. How will the SoC design verification (DV) teams address these new freedoms on the design side without compromising the project schedule or quality? Can processor DV become mainstream and routine for all SoC teams?

Technical TalkVirtual platforms for AI and ML architecture exploration
•    Speaker:             Simon DavidmannImperas Software
•    Co-Presenter:    Duncan GrahamImperas Software
•    When:                 Wednesday, December 9th 11:00am PST
Using virtual platforms allows system designers to explore various configurations and arrangements of processors and test these with the full application workloads and real-world datasets. Given the broad range of target markets looking at AI solutions, RISC-V is uniquely positioned to scale across all the compute requirements.

TutorialGetting Started with RISC-V Verification what’s next after compliance testing
•    Speaker:            Simon DavidmannImperas Software
•    Co-Presenter:   Lee MooreImperas Software
•    When:                Thursday, December 10th 9:00am PST
Using SystemVerilog UVM test benches with an encapsulated RISC-V reference model helps support a step-and-compare methodology. This tutorial highlights the experience with both identifying potential issues and also the flows for analysis, resolution and ultimately coverage driven metrics for DV plan progress. 


Virtual Exhibit: Stop by the Imperas virtual booth and see all the latest demonstrations and virtual platform technology for RISC-V based designs, including Verification and custom instruction, plus support for the latest RISC-V specifications for Vectors and Bit Manipulation. For more information, or to set up meetings with Imperas at the RISC-V Summit 2020, please contact


Register for a Free Expo/Keynote pass or the Full Conference Package Now with Special Discount Promotion!
Register at this link with discount code IMPERAS to receive a 25% discount!


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