SiFive’s Core Designer allows our customers to customize our broad portfolio of RISC-V Core IP for their particular application. The donation of a robust, commercial-quality simulator such as riscvOVPsim™ will enable them to adopt RISC-V even faster. This is the level of close industry collaboration that will drive the successful adoption of RISC-V.

RISC-V has made the successful transition from an academic project to achieve commercial adoption. We see a universal need for quality and design assurance that can be supported by riscvOVPsim across all projects as PULP RI5CY cores are increasingly implemented in commercial SoC development.

As one of the first IP providers for RISC-V cores, we see the importance of compliance as the RISC-V ecosystem develops. riscvOVPsim is a solid starting point for developers looking for a RISC V ISS (Instruction Set Simulator) for test and verification.

As RISC-V adoption grows throughout the industry in a variety of application areas, so does the need for robust simulation support from both commercial and open source suppliers. We welcome Imperas' contributions to the rapidly accelerating RISC-V ecosystem.

In commercial semiconductor IP, quality is perhaps the highest priority for successful customer engagements, the extensive test and verification process is best achieved with extensive simulator-based testing. We have already certified the Imperas RISC-V model and simulation technology for Andes N25 and NX25 processors so expect that riscvOVPsim will quickly be adopted as an industry standard reference simulator.