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Wave Computing and Imperas Introduce New MIPS Open Simulator - MIPSOpenOVPsim

Wave Computing

New MIPS Open Partner Offering Helps System-on-Chip (SoC) Developers Run Design Verification in Record Time Using MIPSOpenOVPsim

CAMPBELL, Calif. and OXFORD, England – May 30, 2019 —  Wave Computing® Inc., the Silicon Valley company accelerating artificial intelligence (AI) from the data center to the edge, and Imperas Software Ltd., the leader in virtual platforms and software simulation, introduced a new Instruction Set Simulator (ISS) for the MIPS Open™ community of SoC designers and processor architects, called MIPSOpenOVPsim™.  MIPSOpenOVPsim will be made available for download through the MIPS Open program on June 3, 2019 at https://www.mipsopen.com.

IP Requires System Context At 6/5/3nm

semiengineering.com

At each new process node, gates are free. That opens the door to a lot more IP blocks, and a lot of new challenges.

Driven by each successive generation of semiconductor manufacturing technology, complexity has reached dizzying levels. Every part of the design, verification and manufacturing is more complicated and intense the more transistors are able to be packed onto a die. For these reasons, the entire system must be taken into consideration as a whole…..

To read the article by Ann Mutschler, click here.

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8 RISC-V Companies to Watch

 

These eight companies are developing their own RISC-V technologies and are committing to helping third parties do the same to help push adoption of the open-source chip architecture.

     Design News            The RISC-V Foundation

 

RISC-V (pronounced “risk five”), the open-source architecture for chip design, has been making a lot of noise in the past few years. The open source nature of RISC-V promises to enable companies to create custom chip hardware specifically tailored to their products and devices. 

Now, thanks much in part to the efforts of the RISC-V Foundation, an entire ecosystem of companies has sprung up…

To read the Design News article featuring Imperas Software, click here.

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Optimization Challenges For Safety And Security

semiengineering.com

The road to optimized tradeoff automation is long. Changing attributes along the way can make it even more difficult.

Complexity challenges long-held assumptions. In the past, the semiconductor industry thought it understood performance/area tradeoffs, but over time it became clear this is not so simple. Measuring performance is no longer an absolute. Power has many dimensions including peak, average, total energy and heat, and power and function are tied together.

Design teams are now dealing with the implication of safety and security, which have considerable impact on power/performance/area (PPA) considerations. We are far from understanding the tradeoffs ….

To read the article by Brian Bailey, click here.

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Verification 3.0: Grab Your Surfboards, the Next Big Wave is Coming

Highlights of the inaugural Verification 3.0 Innovation Summit in Silicon Valley March 2019.

Verification 3.0 Innovation Summit        Verification 3.0: Grab Your Surfboards, the Next Big Wave is Coming

I’m that rare person, a native (even second generation) Californian, and grew up going to the Southern California beaches during the summers. I earned my Red Cross lifeguarding certificates, and was a pretty good bodysurfer in my youth.  The greatest adrenaline rush I’ve ever had is catching a wave so perfectly that I was in the pipeline, not on a surfboard, but just my body half in, half out of the wave.  

The Challenge Of RISC-V Compliance

semiengineering.com

Showing that a processor core adheres to a specification becomes more difficult when the specification is extensible.

https://semiengineering.com/toward-risc-v-compliance/

The open-standard RISC-V instruction set architecture (ISA) continues to gain momentum, but the flexibility of RISC-V creates a problem—how do you know if a RISC-V implementation fits basic standards and can play well with other implementations so they all can run the same ecosystem? In addition, how do you ensure...

An interesting article by Brian Bailey. To read the article with comments by Simon Davidmann and Kevin McDermott of Imperas Software, click here.

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IoT Device Security Makes Slow Progress

semiengineering.com

Experts at the Table: While attention is being paid to security in IoT devices, still more must be done.

 

Semiconductor Engineering sat down with Chris Jones, vice president of marketing at Codasip; Martin Croome, vice president of business development at GreenWaves Technologies; Kevin McDermott, vice president of marketing at Imperas; Scot Morrison, general manager, embedded platform technology at Mentor, a Siemens Business; Lauri Koskinen, CTO at Minima; and Mike Borza, principal security technologist at Synopsys. What follows are excerpts of that discussion…..

To read the article by Ann Mutschler, click here.

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Imperas and RISC-V

SemiWiki.com

Bernard Murphy of SemiWiki is becoming more interested in developments in the RISC-V industry and has talked with Krste Asanovic of UCB and SiFive and with Imperas.

SemiWiki.com

Compliance to the open-ISA standard is a big issue and Bernard talked with Kevin McDermott (VP Marketing at Imperas) to explore what is needed. Imperas' new free ISS, riscvOVPsim, a RISC-V compliance simulator is discussed.

To read the article, click here.

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Imperas expands commercial operations with Quantum Leap Sales for US market growth

Quantum Leap Sales

Imperas’ leading virtual platform simulation technology and embedded software analysis tools address the growth in new and emerging applications and increasing RISC-V adoption.

RISC-V Summit, Santa Clara, Calif., December 4, 2018 — Imperas Software Ltd., the leader in virtual platforms and high-performance software simulation, today announced it is expanding its commercial channels to address the growth opportunities in the US market with Quantum Leap Sales (QLS) as its US representative. QLS is a leader in Semiconductor IP and EDA tool sales, which is an ideal alignment with the Imperas virtual platforms, simulation and software development tools for SoC and complex system development.

The market growth in SoC and system designs in emerging market applications such as IoT (Internet of Things), AI (Artificial Intelligence), Safety Critical, and Automotive represent significant growth opportunities, at the same time RISC-V is gaining momentum in multiple new and established market segments.

Imperas and Valtrix announce partnership for RISC-V Processor Verification

Valtrix

Imperas leading virtual platform simulation technology combined with Valtrix leading verification technology for rigorous RISC-V Processor test developments, verification and compliance.

RISC-V Summit, Santa Clara, Calif., December 3, 2018 — Imperas Software Ltd., the leader in virtual platforms and high-performance software simulation, today announced the partnership with Valtrix Systems for advanced RISC-V Processor test and validation. STING, the flagship product of Valtrix Systems, is a highly versatile bare-metal software tool for design verification of SoC implementations. Implemented in an architecture agnostic manner, it supports generation of constrained random, directed or graph-based portable stimulus for multiple IPs. Valtrix have integrated STING with riscvOVPsim, the free RISC-V ISS (Instruction Set Simulator) Imperas has launched to support RISC-V software and tools ecosystem development, and to validate and test RISC-V open ISA (Instruction Set Architecture) implementations. With this partnership Valtrix can configure virtual platforms as a verification reference as well as extending the RISC-V envelope model with custom instructions.

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