Chuanhua Chang, Chair of RISC-V International P Extension Task Group
Andes Technology Corp.
Flexibility within a framework of compatibility is the essential foundation of the RISC-V ISA.
The RISC-V P extension defines a rich set of integer SIMD/DSP instructions operating on existing integer registers to support complex data processing within the constraints of real-time applications. However, the hardware specification is just the start - adoption and success depend on the software ecosystem, which is supported with the reference models and test suites from Imperas.
Bill McSpadden, Principal VLSI Verification Engineer
The Imperas Golden RISC-V Reference Model helped us find many bugs in our cores.
However, the RISC-V architectural tests yielded no bugs, which is expected since the architectural tests are a subset of full verification.