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Imperas capabilities to enable both hardware and software development for multi-core designs are impressive, and allow my students to graduate with confidence that they can utilize advanced technologies essential to their future endeavors.

We’re excited to see Xilinx FPGAs, including the MicroBlaze cores, used in a project with such far-reaching impact.  High performance processor models, virtual platforms and software development tools, such as are available from Imperas and OVP, are critical to the quality and success of embedded software projects.

M*SDK, the OVP APIs and the OVP library of models have been a great asset to the FlexTiles project, enabling us to quickly create a virtual platform for our advanced architecture. We were able to use the Imperas technology and tools to develop multiple demonstrations of the FlexTiles architecture, including multiple hardware configurations, the Network on Chip (NoC) developed in this project and the operating system and software tools for FlexTiles.

Imperas allowed us to quickly add our own components and build the topologies which we wanted to test. We had our first demo up and running in 20 minutes, and it took us just a few days to build a reference hardware architecture based on components in the Extendable Platform Kit (EPK). Last but not least, after just a few months we could start playing with our own many-core operating system on our many-core hardware design. The ease of use of the EPK, together with excellent Imperas documentation and support, have kick-started our FlexaWare platform development.

MIPS Warrior CPUs provide industry leading feature sets, performance, area and power consumption.  Partnering with Imperas to provide models in their innovative virtual platform tools provides a huge advantage to MIPS users. These models, together with Imperas’ new Extendable Platform Kits (EPKs) that let users run high-speed simulations of MIPS-based SoCs on any suitable PC - can benefit MIPS customers and anyone developing software for MIPS platforms. It is an additional benefit to our users to enable them to use the Codescape debugger for software development on both virtual platforms and hardware platforms.

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