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prpl Foundation Publish First Newsletter

The prpl Foundation recently published its first newsletter, as a way of extending communications with the embedded systems community. 

Imperas CEO and Open Virtual Platforms™ (OVP™) founder Simon Davidmann wrote an article for the newsletter, titled “prpl Security Group and Imperas Address IoT Security Challenges via Multi-Domain Virtualization.”  That’s quite the long title.  What was Simon saying?

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Imperas CEO Simon Davidmann Speaks at DATE 2016 in Germany

DATE 2016 Tutorial: Virtual Platforms in the Internet of Things (IoT) Era

OXFORD, United Kingdom, February 16, 2016 -- Imperas Software Ltd., leader in high-performance software simulation and virtual prototyping, today announced that CEO Simon Davidmann will give a tutorial at DATE (Design, Automation & Test in Europe) 2016. DATE is a leading international event for design and engineering of systems-on-chip, systems-on-board and embedded systems software. Imperas CEO Simon Davidmann will provide an introduction to virtual platforms, speaking on embedded software development, debugging, analysis, and verification with virtual platforms supporting today's multiprocessor SoCs, as part of the tutorial “Internet-of-Things: Virtual Platforms in the Internet-of-Things Era – State of the art and perspectives.” 

Imperas CEO Simon Davidmann Speaks at DVCon 2016

DVCon 2016 Panel Addresses Redefining ESL

OXFORD, United Kingdom, February 9, 2016 -- Imperas Software Ltd., leader in high-performance software simulation and virtual prototyping, today announced that its CEO, Simon Davidmann, will speak on an Electronic System Level (ESL) panel at DVCon 2016. DVCon is the premier conference for discussion of the functional design and verification of electronic systems. 

This DVCon panel, “Redefining ESL”, is moderated by Brian Bailey of Semiconductor Engineering, who recently wrote an article titled, “What ESL Is Really About.” There are many views on the role of ESL (Electronic System Level) in design and verification, so panelists will have plenty to consider as they discuss raising the level of abstraction from the Register Transfer Level (RTL) to ESL for both hardware and software.

DVCon attendees are invited to join Brian Bailey, Simon Davidmann, and other distinguished experts who will attempt to define ESL verification, from tools to flows. Specifically, Simon will address where ESL and verification needs to go, virtual platforms, embedded software development, debugging, analysis, and verification.

Panelists include:

eSOL TRINITY Signed by Imperas as Technical Partner and Distributor for Japan

eSOL TRINITY to Provide Technical Support and Distribute the Imperas Products to Automotive Customers

OXFORD, United Kingdom and TOKYO, Japan, November 18, 2015 -- Imperas Software Ltd., leader in high-performance software simulation and virtual prototyping, and eSOL TRINITY Co., Ltd. (TRINITY), a premier solutions provider for the design and development of embedded software, today announced that they have agreed TRINITY becomes a new technical partner and distributor for Japan. TRINITY will provide pre- and post-sales technical support, consulting, training, delivery and implementation for the complete portfolio of Imperas virtual prototyping solutions.  TRINITY is a wholly owned subsidiary of eSOL Co., Ltd., the leading provider of real-time embedded software solutions.

Imperas and SELTECH Collaborate on Hypervisor Development and Deployment

Imperas Partners with SELTECH, Provider of Hypervisor and Other Embedded Software Solutions

Oxford, United Kingdom, November 9, 2015 -- Imperas Software Ltd., leader in high-performance software simulation and virtual prototyping, today announced a collaboration with SELTECH Corporation for the development and deployment of the SELTECH FEXER OX hypervisor.  FEXER OX has been ported to the MIPS M-class M5150 CPU, and runs on both actual hardware and Imperas virtual platforms.  Imperas and SELTECH are also working together on tools in the Imperas M*SDK product for the bring up of guest operating systems and bare metal applications. In addition, as members of the prpl Foundation Security Working Group, Imperas and SELTECH are collaborating on testing of security in the hypervisor-based software stack.

The FEXER OX hypervisor takes advantage of the hardware virtualization features in the MIPS Warrior CPUs from Imagination Technologies such as the MIPS M-class M5150, to enable a high performance, low overhead virtualized environment for embedded systems.  This capability is key for systems with significant security and reliability requirements. 

Imperas to Demonstrate Renesas Device Virtual Platforms at Renesas DevCon 2015

Embedded Software Development, Debug and Test Solutions to be Shown

Oxford, United Kingdom, September 22, 2015 -- Imperas Software Ltd., the leader in high-performance software simulation and virtual platforms, today announced their participation at Renesas DevCon 2015. Highlights will include demonstrations of Imperas embedded software development, debug and test solutions at the Imperas booth in the exhibition area.  The demos will feature virtual platforms for the latest and most popular Renesas devices, including those based on both Renesas proprietary processor cores and those devices based on ARM cores, such as the RCar family and the recently announced Synergy family.

Imperas Releases Second Generation of Open Virtual Platforms APIs and Adds to Free Model Libraries

Over 150 Fast Processor Models Now Available from the OVP Website

Oxford, United Kingdom, September 9th 2015 - Imperas today announces the release of the second generation of the Open Virtual Platforms™ (OVP™) APIs for building virtual platforms, additional Fast Processor Models, new models for popular peripherals and new Extendable Platform Kits™ (EPKs™).  Open Virtual Platforms is a website for the OVP APIs, for the OVP models and platforms, for the OVPsim simulator and for community discussion of virtual platforms on the OVP Forum.  The OVP APIs are publicly available and not proprietary, and the models and platforms are available under the Apache Open Source License.

New to OVP:

Universities Use Imperas Tools to Address Embedded Systems Research and Teaching Needs

Imperas Provides Free Access to Open Virtual Platforms Models and Imperas Software Development, Debug and Test Tools

Oxford, United Kingdom, August 20, 2015 - Imperas today announced the latest results and participation in the Imperas University Program.  The worldwide Imperas University Program was created to inspire and support the next generation of technologists and innovators. It grants academic and research institutions access to the tools and technology needed to prepare students to meet difficult challenges across embedded software, from development and test, to quality and standards compliance, to security and IoT. Through this program, Imperas software reaches thousands of students and professors worldwide every year. Benefits of membership in the program include access to Imperas virtual platform software, technical support, and more.

The Imperas University Program encourages participation in the embedded systems community in three ways:  use on research projects, use in the classroom, and sharing of virtual platform models through the Open Virtual Platforms (OVP) Library. 

Recent projects, presentations and publications by research groups include:

Fast Processor Models of ARM Cores Released by Imperas with Changes to OVP ARM Core Model Licensing Terms

Imperas Open Virtual Platforms Accelerate Embedded Software Development for Multi-Core ARM-based Designs

Oxford, United Kingdom, June 8th 2015 - Imperas™ today announces the release of Open Virtual Platforms™ (OVP™) Fast Processor Models for popular ARM® cores: Cortex®-A17, Cortex®-M0, Cortex®-M0+, and Cortex®-M1. Also announced are changes to the terms of licensing of the OVP ARM Models.

New Extendable Platform Kits™ (EPKs™) of ARM-based devices are available from Imperas, working together with the M*SDK™ tools, to help accelerate embedded software development, debug and test.  EPKs are virtual platforms (simulation models), including processor models plus peripheral models necessary to boot an operating system (OS) or run bare metal applications.  The platform and peripheral models included in the EPKs are open source, so that users can easily add new models to the platform as well as modify the existing peripheral models.  The example OS and/or applications are also included.

FlexTiles Adaptive Multicore SoC Virtual Platform Now Available from Imperas

Imperas Technologies Used for FlexTiles Program

Oxford, United Kingdom, 2 June 2015 - Imperas Software Ltd. (www.imperas.com), the leader in high-performance software simulation, today announced that a virtual platform for the FlexTiles platform is now available, based on Imperas™ and Open Virtual Platforms™ (OVP™) simulators and models. 

The FlexTiles platform is a self-adaptive heterogeneous multicore 3D System-on-Chip (SoC) architecture developed by a consortium of universities, research institutes and commercial companies, with funding from the European Union under the Seventh Framework Programme. A major challenge in computing is to leverage multicore technology to develop energy-efficient high-performance systems. This is critical for embedded systems with a very limited energy budget, as well as for supercomputers in terms of sustainability. Moreover, the efficient programming of multicore architectures is critical, especially with more than a thousand cores per SoC predicted by 2020.  These challenges were the drivers for the FlexTiles project.

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