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Recent article in The Register on the impact of RISC-V, a decade on, expanding open ecosystem highlights limits of monolithic approach to CPU design

The Register

 

How well does Intel sleep? It's just rounded off a record year with a record quarter, turning silicon into greenbacks more efficiently than ever, redeeming recent wobbles in the data centre market and missteps in fabrication with double-digit growth.
The company should be slumbering with all the unworried ease of Scrooge McDuck on a mattress stuffed with thousand…

Imperas RISC-V reference models now available with SystemVerilog UVM side-by-side step and compare verification testbenches for RTL processor cores in leading commercial Design Verification (DV) environments

RISC-V Verification - UVM Step and Compare flow using Imperas Reference Model

 

Oxford, United Kingdom, February 24th, 2020 — Imperas Software Ltd.the leader in virtual platforms and high-performance software…

Leading commercial simulation technology from Imperas combined with Mentor’s Questa SystemVerilog RTL verification platform extends the hardware design verification of RISC-V cores with industrial quality coverage methodologies

Design Verification Comparing Reference Model with RTL

Oxford, United Kingdom, February 21st, 2020 — Imperas Software Ltd., the leader in virtual platforms and high-performance software simulation, today …

Recently Kevin McDermott, Imperas VP Marketing, was invited to share some views for the year ahead

EDACafe 2020

The Lost Art of Microprocessor Verification & Virtual Platforms Announce a Comeback Tour

Microprocessors have been a disruptive force within the electronics industry since the 1970’s, bringing compute resources to new levels of devices and breaking barriers as innovation based on the key specification of ISA (Instruction Set Architecture), which allows…

How close can we get to automated system optimization from a software function? The target keeps moving but the tools keep becoming more capable

Semiconductor Engineering

Building an optimal implementation of a system using a functional description has been an industry goal for a long time, but it has proven to be much more difficult than it sounds.
The general idea is to take software designed to run on a processor and to improve performance using various types of alternative hardware. That performance can be specified in…

Tools and methodologies exist, but who will actually do the verification is unclear.

Semiconductor Engineering

While the promised flexibility of open source could have advantages and possibilities for processors and SoCs, where does the industry stand on verification approaches and methodologies from here? Single-source ISAs of the past relied on general industry verification technologies and methodologies, but open-source ISA-based processor users and adopters will need to review the verification flows of the processor and SoC.

Imperas code morphing simulation technology, virtual platforms and tools used by lead customers for early software development and high-level architectural exploration

Andes Technology Corp

Oxford, United Kingdom, December 4th, 2019 — Imperas Software Ltd., the leader in virtual platforms and high-performance software simulation, today announced with Andes Technology Corporation, the close collaboration with lead customers for the latest…

Imperas developed compliance tests quantified by open source collaboration of verification coverage tools developed by Google Cloud

RISC-V Foundation

Oxford, United Kingdom, November 26, 2019 — Imperas Software Ltd., the leader in virtual platforms and high-performance software simulation, today announced the release of the latest update to the RISC-V compliance test suite for RV32I base RISC-V configuration. Developed in conjunction with the RISC-V Foundation's Technical Committee task group…

While many companies do have verification plans, demands on those plans are changing faster than most companies can evolve.

semiengineering.com

Verification plans are rapidly evolving from mechanisms to track verification progress into multi-faceted coordination vehicles for several teams with disparate goals, using complex resource management spread across multiple abstractions and tools.

New system demands from industries such as automotive are forcing tighter integration of those plans with requirements management and product lifecycle development. As a result, today’s verification plan must encapsulate the…