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Test and verification of RISC-V open ISA cores is the most demanding challenge for processor developers today. By partnering with Imperas and using the OVP virtual library of platforms we can offer customers a complete solution across all aspects of RISC-V processor verification, test and compliance.

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.

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.

The work of the RISC-V Compliance Task Group is vital to the success of RISC-V and anyone trying to design or sell RISC-V based products. We welcome the contributions of Imperas and believe that using riscvOVPsim as one of the reference simulators could be highly valuable in the overall compliance effort.

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