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An evening with the RISC-V Community at the Cambridge Meetup

Highlights of the second RISC-V Meetup in Cambridge, June 2019 co-hosted by UltraSoC & Imperas.

RISC-V Meetup

At our second Cambridge RISC-V Meetup recently, around 60 delegates joined UltraSoC and Imperas Software, to discuss the latest updates on the RISC-V architecture and ecosystem.

In keeping with the theme of previous events, the talks were short and crisp to act as a catalyst for more in-depth conversations during the main social and networking activities over light refreshments. The engaging presentations covered a wide range of topics and touched on open source and commercial projects, hardware and software aspects, plus some activities within academia focused on RISC-V…..

To read the UltraSoC Guest blog by Kevin McDermott, click here.

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Open Source Processors: Fact Or Fiction?

semiengineering.com

Calling an open-source processor free isn’t quite accurate.

The RISC-V Foundation               MIPS Open

 

Open source processors are rapidly gaining mindshare, fueled in part by early successes of RISC-V, but that interest frequently is accompanied by misinformation based on wishful thinking and a lack of understanding about what exactly open source entails.

Nearly every recent conference has some mention of RISC-V in particular, and open source processors in general, whether that includes keynote speeches, technical sessions, and panels. What’s less obvious is that open ISAs are not a new phenomenon, and neither are free, open .......

To read the article by Brian Bailey, click here.

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Imperas to present on Virtual Platforms for Mixed criticality systems at Embedded Technologies Expo & Conference (ETC) 2019 June 25-27 2019

Imperas to present on Virtual Platforms for Mixed criticality systems at Embedded Technologies Expo & Conference (ETC) 2019 June 25-27 2019

ETC 2019

Imperas Software Ltd., the leader in high-performance software simulation and virtual platforms, today announced their presentation at Embedded Technologies Expo & Conference (ETC) in San Jose, CA.

Presentation “Using a Virtual Platform for Bringing Up of a Hypervisor-Based Transportation System with Mixed Level Safety Critical Requirements.”

Imperas co-hosting RISC-V Cambridge Meetup with UltraSoC June 19, 2019

Simon Davidmann, CEO of Imperas to Discuss Virtual Platform, Tools and Models for RISC-V Compliance, Verification and extensions with custom instructions

Cambridge RISC-V Meetup

Announcing the second Cambridge RISC-V Meetup co-hosted by UltraSoC and Imperas, June 19 2019, and we hope to see you there!  

Following a networking session, the agenda will include speakers from Imperas and UltraSoC, and will end with a demo session.


WHEN:             Wednesday‎, ‎June‎ 19‎, ‎2019, 6:00 pm-8:30 pm.

WHERE:           Westminster College, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0AA 

Please visit the Cambridge RISC-V Meetup Group page to register for this event.

This event is hosted by UltraSoC and Imperas.

CHIPS Alliance Builds Momentum and Community with Newest Members Imperas Software and Metrics

Imperas and Metrics joining CHIPS Alliance to help drive the verification of RISC-V Open ISA implementations

SAN FRANCISCO – June 18, 2019 CHIPS Alliance, the leading consortium advancing common, open hardware for interfaces, processors and systems, today announced Imperas and Metrics are joining the organization and the Verification Working Group. Imperas is an independent provider of processor simulation technology and tools for virtual platforms and analysis tools for multicore SoC software development. Metrics leads the cloud-based solutions for SoC designers with hardware simulation for both design management flexibility and on-demand capacity. The CHIPS Alliance welcomes Imperas and Metrics among its current members Antmicro, Esperanto Technologies, Google, SiFive, and Western Digital.

CHIPS Alliance is a project hosted by the Linux Foundation to foster a collaborative environment to accelerate the creation and deployment of open SoCs, peripherals and software tools for use in mobile, computing, consumer electronics, and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The CHIPS Alliance project hosts and curates high-quality open source Register Transfer Level (RTL) code relevant to the design of open source CPUs, RISC-V-based SoCs, and complex peripherals for Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) and custom silicon.

RISC-V Moving Beyond Academia New Group offers Hardened SoCs

EETimes

 

Zurich – Over the last year or so, we’ve heard many times that ‘this is the moment for RISC-V’. So, this week, I attended the RISC-V workshop in Zurich to get an idea of where it really is at right now. The conclusion: while there is still a lot of background work to be done for RISC-V to go mainstream, the signs are that all the triggers to make it happen are now gradually being released.

The biggest challenge is that RISC-V is still perceived as a hobbyist architecture, and this makes it difficult for mainstream companies to adopt, unless it has deep ecosystem support. It’s not enough to have a cool or disruptive technology. Designers need to provide assurances to their customers that a chip or system fits into their existing design flow and toolchains and can be supported, wherever in the world it may be…….

To read the EETimes article by Nitin Dahad, click here.

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Imperas demonstrates RISC-V Virtual Platforms and Tools the RISC-V Workshop Zurich June 11-13 2019

Imperas demonstrates RISC-V Virtual Platforms and Tools the RISC-V Workshop Zurich June 11-13 2019

riscv workshop

Imperas is exhibiting and co-sponsor of the RISC-V Workshop Zurich, and invites developers of embedded software and SoC’s to visit us there!

Please email info@imperas.com to set up a meeting or register for a demonstration of Imperas virtual platforms for embedded software and systems development, debug and test.

DEMO HIGHLIGHTS: See Imperas virtual platforms and Open Virtual Platforms (OVP) models for embedded software development, debug, analysis, and verification, featuring RISC-V example implementations.

Imperas and Metrics Collaborate to Jump Start RISC-V Core Design Verification Using Open Source Instruction Stream Generator

Imperas leading commercial simulation technology combined with Metrics’ cloud-based verification platform is forming the basis for a new hardware design verification framework for RISC-V Cores

 

Imperas Metrics

Zurich, Switzerland, June 10, 2019Imperas Software Ltd., the leader in virtual platforms and high-performance software simulation, today announced the collaboration with Metrics, working on the verification challenges required for RISC-V cores to achieve the required tape-out-ready quality for broad adoption by silicon designers. Imperas and Metrics will be demonstrating the early stages of this framework using the Google open source Instruction Stream Generator (https://github.com/google/riscv-dv) for RISC-V processors and Google cloud services at the RISC-V Workshop Zurich this week. 

Imperas delivers first RISC-V Simulator for new Vector and Bit Manipulation specifications to Lead Customers

Imperas leading simulation technology updated to include the latest ratified RISC-V specifications and new Vector and Bit Manipulation standard extensions. Used for RISC-V software development, compliance, and DV test developments

Oxford, United Kingdom, June 6, 2019 — Imperas Software Ltd., the leader in virtual platforms and high-performance software simulation, today announced the delivery of its updated simulator for the RISC-V Vector and Bit Manipulation Extensions to lead customers. In addition, the ratified RISC-V Specification is now available in the free RISC-V Open Virtual Platform Simulator (riscvOVPsim™) as a reference Instruction Set Simulator (ISS) for software developers, implementers, and early adopters.

OpenHW Group Created and Announces CORE-V Family of Open-source Cores for Use in High Volume Production SoCs

Wave Computing

OTTAWA, Ontario and ZURICH, June 6, 2019 – The OpenHW Group, a new not-for-profit global organization aims to boost the adoption of open-source processors by providing a platform for collaboration, creating a focal point for ecosystem development, and offering open-source IP for processor cores.iew photos

Headed by Founder and CEO, Rick O'Connor, the OpenHW Group has already recruited 13 sponsor organizations and expects this to grow to 25 by the end of 2019. OpenHW Group is a member of the RISC-V Foundation of which O'Connor was Executive Director until May this year, and has entered into a strategic partnership with the Eclipse Foundation, a global community for open-source software collaboration and innovation.

Inaugural OpenHW sponsors include Alibaba, Bluespec, CMC Microsystems, Embecosm, ETH Zurich (University), GreenWaves, Imperas, Metrics, Mythic AI, NXP, Onespin, Silicon Labs and Thales.

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