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New Imperas Virtual Platform Software Delivers Performance and Models for Automotive, IoT and Security

New Release Doubles Performance, Adds ARM, Imagination Technologies, RISC-V and Renesas Models, Features Virtual Prototype Modeling Tool

Oxford, United Kingdom, May 23, 2017 - Imperas Software Ltd., the leader in high-performance software simulation, today announced a new software release, focused on enhanced solutions across automotive, IoT, security and other markets, and extending Imperas’ leadership in virtual prototyping.

Highlights include:

  • 2x performance improvement in simulation, for fast virtual platform execution to help embedded software developers run more tests in less time.
  • New Open Virtual Platforms (OVP) models for ARM (ARMv8.1), Imagination Technologies (MIPS I6400), RISC-V (32 bit and 64 bit) and Renesas (RH850) processors, all popular and widely-adopted in these markets.
  • A new iGen modeling productivity tool, for accelerated peripheral and platform development and customization.

"The automotive, IoT and security markets are expanding rapidly, and deserve specific solutions to address them. Focus on performance, models, and productivity are critical areas of investment for Imperas, to help developers accelerate development and test and improve quality in the embedded software world," said Simon Davidmann, president and CEO of Imperas.

Rick O’Connor, Executive Director, RISC-V Foundation commented: "Imperas virtual platforms and models for the open RISC-V architecture will enable early software development, long before hardware is available… lower software development costs, increase quality, improve time to market, and reduce software development risks."

"We are delighted to be working with Imperas to deliver the fastest Instruction Accurate (IA) simulation solution for our many MIPS partners," said Imagination Technologies. "We’ve 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’s good news for our extensive MIPS ecosystem community." 

"The Imperas virtual platform environment is amazingly easy to use," said Masaki Gondo, CTO of eSOL. "Starting with the RH850F1H EPK, we were able to get eMCOS running in our custom RH850 virtual platform in only 2 weeks.  Also, the simulation performance is even faster than real time."

Art Swift, President of the prpl Foundation, commented, "We are all aware of the importance of security, especially in the IoT. Imperas, with their participation in the prpl Foundation, support for the prpl platform, and this new high-performance release, is making important contributions in this arena."

"Virtual platforms are moving into the mainstream of embedded software flows.  Imperas tools and models lead the market (with) complete and comprehensive solutions," said Shuzo Tanaka, Vice President of eSOL TRINITY.

Virtual platforms lower embedded software development costs, increase quality, improve time to market, and reduce the risks involved in software development for advanced electronic systems.  The new release and processor models are available now.

Imperas virtual prototyping solutions support over 170 processor models, including ARM, Altera, Synopsys (ARC), Imagination Technologies (MIPS), Renesas, RISC-V and Xilinx cores. For the latest list of Imperas models, please see  Follow Imperas on Linked In and twitter @ImperasSoftware.

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