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Imperas at Embedded World Exhibition and Conference, February 25-27 2020

Imperas Processor Models, Virtual Platforms, Verification and Development Tools at the Embedded World Exhibition & Conference – February 25-27, 2020

Embedded World 2020

Imperas Software Ltd., the leader in high-performance software simulation and virtual platforms, today announced their participation at Embedded World 2020 in Nuremberg, Germany. Imperas will demonstrate solutions for RISC-V processor verification and extensions with custom instructions at the Embedded World Exhibition & Conference 2020, in conjunctions with tools and solutions to accelerate embedded software development.

Imperas are co-sponsors of the RISC-V Foundation booth located in Hall 3A location 3A-536.

The Embedded World Conference will also feature two technical papers by Imperas:


Track Paper: Impact of RISC-V Adaptability on SoC Verification Methods

Abstract: As the RISC-V instruction set architecture (ISA) matures, and SoCs are developed using RISC-V, there is a need to address the new verification challenges of RISC-V based SoCs. For SoCs built using traditional processor cores, the verification tasks are well known, as the starting point is based on the assumption of “known good IP.” The new verification challenges include verification of the RISC-V processor IP; verification of the processing element (PE) containing the RISC-V core(s) (especially relevant in SoCs with a fabric designed for AI processing); connection of the processor itself or the PE to the network on chip (NoC) and multiple PEs communicating through the NoC to each other. In this paper the verification challenges for RISC-V SoCs are presented. Specific verification flows including new test and instruction stream generators, reference models and metrics are presented in detail including the results of using these flows on real processor IP and SoCs.

  • Speaker:          Simon Davidmann – Imperas Software
  • Co-Author:      Lee Moore - Imperas Software
  • When:              Tuesday February 25, track session #10.3: 3:00pm – 5:00pm


Track Paper: Virtual Platform Based Development Environments for Low Power, Mixed Level Safety Critical Systems

Abstract: Critical Real-Time Embedded Systems for industries such as railway, aerospace, automotive and energy face multiple challenges including a growing need to support mixed-criticality applications, power and timing restrictions and a need to develop and test these complex devices and the accompanying software. The approach adopted by the SAFEPOWER project, an EU Horizon 2020 program, was to develop a SoC architecture including a NoC plus the hypervisor to support spatial and/or temporal isolation of the various functional units. Advantages of this hardware/software architecture include the increased isolation provided by using both spatial and temporal isolation and the adaptability of this architecture to changing conditions. This paper discusses the virtual platform methodology employed by SAFEPOWER. Unique tools developed to provide observability into the hypervisor-based system are described, as well as the methods for providing timing and power estimation with sufficient accuracy.

  • Speaker:          Simon Davidmann – Imperas Software
  • Co-Author:      Lee Moore - Imperas Software
  • When:              Wednesday February 26, track session #4.3 I: 3:00pm – 5:00pm


Exhibit: Stop by the Imperas booth on stand #3A-536 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 Embedded Word 2020, please contact


About Embedded World 2020

View the complete Embedded World 2020 programme and agenda at:

When: February 25 - 27, 2020.

Where: Nuremberg Exhibition Centre, Nuremberg, Germany.

For more information on Embedded Word 2020 see


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