We chose Imperas and the Open Virtual Platform technology because of the quality of the models and technology.  We see the positive momentum and leadership position of OVP, and believe this is the best technology for instruction accurate simulation of processor core models.

We are delighted to be working with Imperas to deliver a high-performance Instruction Accurate (IA) simulation solution for our many MIPS partners. The performance and capability of the system enables our customers to rapidly produce high-quality code, using features such as Imperas' OVP processor models and M*SDK. This is a clear benefit when facing tight production schedules.

Given the wide variety of customer applications for our SoC FPGAs, our software stacks require rigorous and comprehensive testing.  Imperas' M*SDK has proven to be an outstanding environment for the validation and analysis of operating systems, drivers and firmware. Verification using the Imperas solution not only accelerates software bug discovery, but also provides a rapid understanding of the root cause of problems.

Imperas is launching some very interesting approaches to processor modeling and software testing.  Historically processor models have been used in relatively small numbers, despite their enormous benefits. The Imperas business model has the potential to make processor modeling an affordable approach used widely across the industry.

Embedded software and systems are getting more complex, while at the same time schedules are getting shorter and test requirements larger. Imperas’ virtual platform based products have demonstrated both technical and business success in Japan, and we are excited to help accelerate that growth.  In particular, M*SDK, with its advance tools for embedded software verification, analysis and debug, including CPU- and OS-aware capabilities, brings significant value to developers in Japan.