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Imperas Presents at the Agile for Embedded Conference

CEO Simon Davidmann Discusses Virtual Platform Based Simulation for Testing of Embedded Software in Continuous Integration Flows

Oxford, United Kingdom, April 19, 2017 - Imperas Software Ltd., the leader in high-performance software simulation and virtual platforms for embedded systems and software development, debug and test, today announced that they are sponsoring and exhibiting at the Agile for Embedded Conference, as well as presenting a technical paper. The event is May 3, 2017 at Easthampstead Park, Berkshire, UK, with details at

Simon Davidmann, CEO of Imperas, will present a paper on "Virtual Platform-Based Simulation for Testing of Embedded Software in Continuous Integration Flows" by Lee Moore, Duncan Graham, Simon Davidmann, and Larry Lapides of Imperas Software at the Agile for Embedded Conference on May 3 from 12.20 to 12.50 PM.

Embedded systems have high reliability requirements that demand extensive software testing. Historically this testing has been done on the target hardware; however, hardware-based testing lacks controllability, observability and determinism. Virtual platform-based simulation addresses these concerns, and is easily automated for inclusion in a Continuous Integration (CI) flow.

For virtual platform-based simulation, instruction accurate models of the hardware - processor core, device, board, system - are built, and the simulation environment then enables the actual binaries, compiled with the same tool chain as for the hardware, to be executed.

Agile methods are being adopted for embedded software development, including using CI and Continuous Integration Continuous Test (CICT) methods. The lack of easily automated test environments has slowed CICT adoption, however, with the growing acceptance of virtual platform-based simulation CICT is moving more rapidly into the mainstream in embedded software development flows.

In this presentation, Imperas provides a brief introduction to virtual platform-based simulation, and demonstrate how virtual platforms can be used in a CICT environment.

For more information, or to set up meetings with Imperas at the show, please email

About the Agile for Embedded Conference
Today, many organizations embrace Agile practices to deliver their software development. While some adopt the broader values and principles of Agile and others use just some of the Agile techniques such as Scrum; for both, the basic ethos is the same - self-organizing cross-functional teams using adaptive planning and continuous improvement to deliver rapid and flexible responses to change. 

When it comes to using Agile successfully in the embedded environment, there are some very specific challenges to be addressed. For example, when embedded hardware and software projects are under development at the same time, both teams may need to communicate and collaborate effectively, whilst using Agile and non-Agile approaches.  This is a challenge that can be met with virtual platforms.

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