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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.

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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…

Tutorial to address RISC-V compliance and verification techniques for processor cores including optional custom extensions

 

Imperas Google Metrics DV Flow

Oxford, United Kingdom, October 21, 2019 — Imperas Software Ltd., the leader in virtual platforms and high-performance software simulation, will co-present a tutorial at the 2019 Design and Verification Conference and Exhibition (DVCon Europe) on the latest development in verification and compliance…

Emphasis on flexibility, time to market and heterogeneity requires more processing options.

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Open instruction set architectures are starting to gain a foothold, often in combination with other processors, as chipmakers begin to add more specialized compute elements and more flexibility into their designs.

There are a number of these open ISAs available today, including Power, MIPS, and RISC-V, and there are a number of permutations and tools available for sale based on those architectures. What has opened the door to making these more acceptable in designs is that one or more of these…

There may be a second chance for co-design, but the same barriers also may get in the way.

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The core concepts in hardware-software co-design are getting another look, nearly two decades after this approach was first introduced and failed to catch on.

What’s different this time around is the growing complexity and an emphasis on architectural improvements, as well as device scaling, particularly for AI/ML applications. Software is a critical component, and the more tightly integrated the software, the better the power and performance. Software also adds an element of flexibility, which is…

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Complex chips require a multitude of verification platforms working in sync, and that’s where the challenges begin.

Types of Hybrid configurations

From mobile to networking to AI applications, system complexity shows no sign of slowing. These designs, which may contain multiple billion gates, must be validated, verified and tested, and it’s no longer possible to just throw the…

Highlights of the second RISC-V Meetup in Cambridge, June 2019 co-hosted by UltraSoC & Imperas.

RISC-V Meetup

At our second Cambridge RISC-V Meetup recently, around 60 delegates joined UltraSoC and Imperas Software, to discuss the latest updates on the RISC-V architecture and ecosystem.

In keeping with the theme of previous events, the talks were short and crisp to act as a catalyst for more in-depth conversations during the main social and networking activities over light refreshments. The engaging presentations covered a wide…

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Calling an open-source processor free isn’t quite accurate.

The RISC-V Foundation               MIPS Open

 

Open source processors are rapidly gaining mindshare, fueled in part by early successes of RISC-V, but that interest frequently is accompanied by misinformation based on wishful…