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Ensuring that your product contains the best RISC-V processor core is not an easy decision, and current tools are not up to the task.

Semiconductor Engineering


With an increasing number of companies interested in devices based on the RISC-V ISA, and a growing number of cores, accelerators, and infrastructure components being made available, either commercially or in open-source form, end users face an increasingly difficult challenge of ensuring they make…

As chips become more complex, existing tools and methodologies are stretched to the breaking point.

Semiconductor Engineering


Tools, methodologies and flows that have been in place since the dawn of semiconductor design are breaking down, but this time there isn’t a large pool of researchers coming up with potential solutions. The industry is on its own to formulate those ideas, and that will take a lot of cooperation between EDA…



In a recent guest editorial here on EE Times, legendary professor David Patterson wrote about busting the five myths around the RISC-V instruction set architecture (ISA). At the recent RISC-V Summit organized by RISC-V International, the consortium that manages and promotes the RISC-V Instruction Set Architecture (ISA), its president, Calista Redmond, had a far more blunt message: RISC-V is inevitable.
In fact, she said, RISC-V will eventually have the best CPUs, the best software running on them and the best ecosystem of any microprocessor…

Open-source processor cores are beginning to show up in heterogeneous SoCs and packages.

Semiconductor Engineering


RISC-V cores are beginning to show up in heterogeneous SoCs and packages, shifting from one-off standalone designs toward mainstream applications where they are used for everything from accelerators and extra processing cores to security applications.
These changes are subtle but significant. They point to a growing acceptance that chips or chiplets based on an…

Every year holds a number of surprises, and change provides an opportunity to innovate and gain advantage over those who are slower to adapt.

Semiconductor Engineering


Change creates opportunity, but not every company is able to respond quickly enough to take advantage of those opportunities. Others may respond too quickly, before they properly understand the implications.
At the start of a typical year, optimism is in plentiful supply. Any…

Embedded Computing Design



Imperas Software Ltd. revised its ImperasDV for maintaining the expansion of RISC-V verification supporting both RTL bug detection and analysis while collaborating with design flow implementation in EDA SystemVerilog environments with Cadence, Siemens EDA, and Synopsys. Imperas leverages RISC-V for its ability to be customized for specific industry needs. “…

At this year’s RISC-V Summit, stakeholders rolled out solutions revolving around verification, security, and software-defined SoCs.

All About Circuits


This week is the annual RISC-V Summit in San Jose, CA, where many of the major players in the industry get together to share technology and discuss the future of the RISC-V industry. Building off of the moment of the numerous RISC-V announcements in 2022, this…

Electronic Specifier



Imperas Software announced the latest updates to ImperasDV to support the rapid growth in RISC-V verification as developers extend into established and emerging applications with new design innovations based on the flexibility of RISC-V. ImperasDV is the integrated solution for RISC-V processor verification that supports both RTL bug detection and analysis, when combined with design flow integration for the leading EDA…

These latest models support the NS family of standard processors in safety critical and next-generation embedded systems, for developers using Imperas and other leading EDA tools

NSITEXE Qualifies Imperas RISC-V Reference Models for Aquaria Processors

Oxford, United Kingdom – December 13th, 2022 – Imperas Software Ltd.,the leader in RISC-V simulation solutions, today announced that NSITEXE, Inc., a group company of the DENSO Corporation that develops processor IP for functional safety and…