Imperas from Today to Tomorrow with Intent

The challenge yesterday, today and tomorrow in technology is for people to move more towards the software and away from a strictly hardware-centric point of view

Peggy Aycinena is a freelance journalist and Editor of EDA Confidential at www.aycinena.com. She can be reached at peggy at aycinena dot com. In December Peggy interviewed Simon Davidmann, Imperas CEO, on his views for an article on EDACafe.

Simon Davidmann and the Imperas team are based near Oxford in the UK. Nonetheless, Davidmann is a regular at Silicon Valley events throughout the year.

I spoke with Davidmann during one of his recent visits to Northern California. Per usual, the conversation was unscripted and informative; I asked for an update on Imperas, and Davidmann started at 35,000 feet.

“Let’s start with a bigger picture than just the…”

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Software and Memory Footprint Challenge Traditional EDA

Software running close to the silicon hardware still presents many challenges for designs in terms of memory footprint optimization and security vulnerability

John Blyler, Editorial Director, of JB Systems wrote an interesting article on the challenges of embedded software.

Many former semiconductor chip tool vendors no longer frequent board-level embedded software shows. Instead, these companies are returning to conferences where the software lies closer to the silicon hardware. These companies – often in the simulation space – have found they have more in common with the chip industry than the embedded systems market and are returning to shows like ARM Techcon, Renesas Devcon and the like.

It’s no secret that the EDA tool vendors and semiconductor chip companies can no longer ship just the bare metal platform. They must include…

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