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RISC-V Gains a Software Development Solution from Imperas

Imperas Joins RISC-V Foundation: Virtual Platforms and Models Now Available, Demonstrations at the 6th RISC-V Workshop in Shanghai, China and the 2017 Design Automation Conference

Oxford, United Kingdom, April 27, 2017 - Imperas Software Ltd., the leader in high-performance software simulation and virtual platforms, today announced their membership in the RISC-V Foundation, along with Imperas virtual platform and model support for the RISC-V architecture, available now. Imperas will demonstrate these embedded software development solutions at the 6th RISC-V Workshop in Shanghai, China May 8-11, 2017 and also at the Design Automation Conference (DAC) 2017 in Austin, Texas June 18-22, 2017.

The RISC-V Foundation drives the adoption of the new RISC-V instruction set architecture (ISA), set to become a standard open architecture for industry implementations, and directs its future development. The RISC-V ISA was originally developed in the Computer Science Division of the EECS Department at the University of California, Berkeley.

Imperas Software Selects eSOL TRINITY for Distribution Partnership in Japan

eSOL TRINITY Partners with Imperas to Deliver Sales and Support for Imperas Virtual Platforms Accelerating Embedded Systems and Software Development, Debug and Test

Oxford, United Kingdom, April 27, 2017 - Imperas Software Ltd., the leader in high-performance software simulation and virtual platforms for embedded systems and software development, debug and test, today announced an extended sales and technical support partnership with eSOL TRINITY Co., Ltd. (TRINITY) for Imperas virtual platform solutions in Japan.

TRINITY, focusing on design and development of embedded software, will provide pre- and post-sales technical support, consulting, training, and implementation for the complete portfolio of Imperas virtual prototyping solutions.  With this new relationship, TRINITY will now handle sales of Imperas products in Japan.  TRINITY also leverages the power of their parent company eSOL Co., Ltd., the leading provider in Japan of RTOS and real-time embedded software solutions. 

TRINITY has proven expertise in embedded software technology in the Japanese market as well as in supporting customers, and will represent Imperas solutions in embedded systems markets such as automotive, industrial, consumer electronics, defense and aerospace.

Imperas Presents at the Agile for Embedded Conference

CEO Simon Davidmann Discusses Virtual Platform Based Simulation for Testing of Embedded Software in Continuous Integration Flows

Oxford, United Kingdom, April 19, 2017 - Imperas Software Ltd., the leader in high-performance software simulation and virtual platforms for embedded systems and software development, debug and test, today announced that they are sponsoring and exhibiting at the Agile for Embedded Conference, as well as presenting a technical paper. The event is May 3, 2017 at Easthampstead Park, Berkshire, UK, with details at https://www.feabhas.com/agile-for-embedded-conference.

Simon Davidmann, CEO of Imperas, will present a paper on "Virtual Platform-Based Simulation for Testing of Embedded Software in Continuous Integration Flows" by Lee Moore, Duncan Graham, Simon Davidmann, and Larry Lapides of Imperas Software at the Agile for Embedded Conference on May 3 from 12.20 to 12.50 PM.

Imperas Software Presents at Embedded World 2017

Imperas Discusses Virtual Platforms for Fast Fault Injection Testing of Embedded Systems

Oxford, United Kingdom, 1st March, 2017 - Imperas Software Ltd., the leader in high-performance software simulation and virtual platforms for embedded systems and software development, debug and test, today announced that they will participate at the Embedded World Conference, featuring several technical papers. The event is March 14 - 16 2017 at the Exhibition Centre in Nuremberg, Germany. The full program can be viewed at www.embedded-world.eu/program.html.

Technical Papers:

  •  “Fast Fault Injection to Evaluate Multicore Systems Soft Error Reliability” by Larry Lapides, Imperas, with Felipe Rosa and Ricardo Reis, UFRGS and Luciano Ost, Leicester University.  Wednesday, March 15, 16:00 - 16:30.
  •  "Using Virtual Prototypes to Improve the Traceability of Critical Embedded Systems" by Jean-Michel Fernandez, Magillem, with Larry Lapides, Imperas. Tuesday, March 14, 10:30 - 11:00.

For more information, or to set up meetings with Imperas at the show, please email sales@imperas.com.

Imperas and OFFIS Paper at ARM TechCon 2016 on Integrating Power Models into Instruction Accurate Virtual Platforms for ARM-base

<b>Abstract</b>:
In this paper the current state of embedded software development is discussed. A comparison is made between hardware-based and virtual platform-based methodologies. The management issues of software predictability and delivery risk are discussed. Software verification requirements are introduced. There are many advantages of using Virtual Platform based software development approaches and these are shown. Virtual Platforms and simulation can complement a hardware based software development approach.
<p>The Imperas tool architecture is explained and it is shown how this is used to build a virtual platform and how this enables timing based software simulation to run at upto 500 MIPS whilst using quanta of between 1,000 and 100,000. The control flow between the platform, simulator, intercept library and procesor model is shown.</p>
<p>An approach to Power Modeling with dynamic frequency and voltage scaling (DVFS) is outlined with an introduction on how the Power Model is developed. There are slides with speakers notes on Design-Time, Run-Time, and System-Level Power Analysis and parameters. </p>

Imperas and T&VS Partner to Update Software Verification and Validation Methodology for Embedded Systems

Extending Best Practices for Embedded Software Development, Debug and Test via Virtual Platforms and Expertise

Oxford, United Kingdom, 2nd November, 2016 - Imperas Software Ltd., the leader in high-performance software simulation and virtual platforms, and Test and Verification Solutions (T&VS), a leading hardware verification and software testing provider, today announced that they have partnered to promote state-of-the-art software verification and validation (SW V&V) methodologies for embedded systems.

Imperas offers virtual platform (software simulation) based tools and solutions for early software development and more comprehensive software testing.  In addition to SW V&V, use cases include porting and bring up of hypervisors and operating systems, advanced software analysis such as non-intrusive code coverage, profiling and memory monitoring, and support for advanced methodologies such as Continuous Integration (CI) and fault injection. Imperas offers a wide variety of processor models and systems architectures from a range of IP and chip vendors through Open Virtual Platforms (OVP) models and platforms.

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