Bulls, Bears and Bunnies. The 6th RISC-V Workshop in Shanghai

embedded computing design

The 6th RISC-V Workshop was held May 8-11 in Shanghai.   RISC-V is, of course, the open-source processor architecture invented and introduced by the University of California, Berkeley in 2014. The previous workshop, held last November in Silicon Valley, attracted around 350 participants; this workshop about the same.

The opening statement of the Imperas presentation at the workshop was “The size of the RISC-V market share will depend more on the software ecosystem than on specifics of RISC-V implementations.”  The meat of the presentation focused on modern embedded software development methodology, specifically on Continuous Integration Continuous Test (CI / CT) subset of the Agile methodology.

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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.

Embedded systems have high reliability requirements that demand extensive software testing. Historically this testing has been done on the target hardware; however, hardware-based testing lacks controllability, observability and determinism. Virtual platform-based simulation addresses these concerns, and is easily automated for inclusion in a Continuous Integration (CI) flow.

For virtual platform-based simulation, instruction accurate models of the hardware – processor core, device, board, system – are built, and the simulation environment then enables the actual binaries, compiled with the same tool chain as for the hardware, to be executed.

Agile methods are being adopted for embedded software development, including using CI and Continuous Integration Continuous Test (CICT) methods. The lack of easily automated test environments has slowed CICT adoption, however, with the growing acceptance of virtual platform-based simulation CICT is moving more rapidly into the mainstream in embedded software development flows.

In this presentation, Imperas provides a brief introduction to virtual platform-based simulation, and demonstrate how virtual platforms can be used in a CICT environment.

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

About the Agile for Embedded Conference
Today, many organizations embrace Agile practices to deliver their software development. While some adopt the broader values and principles of Agile and others use just some of the Agile techniques such as Scrum; for both, the basic ethos is the same – self-organizing cross-functional teams using adaptive planning and continuous improvement to deliver rapid and flexible responses to change. 

When it comes to using Agile successfully in the embedded environment, there are some very specific challenges to be addressed. For example, when embedded hardware and software projects are under development at the same time, both teams may need to communicate and collaborate effectively, whilst using Agile and non-Agile approaches.  This is a challenge that can be met with virtual platforms.

About Imperas
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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.

The Embedded World Conference is the premier international gathering point for the embedded system development community. In 2017, its 15th year, is devoted to the key issue of “Securely Connecting the Embedded World”. The embedded environment, with its increasingly complex complete systems, requires a paradigm shift to comprehensive system understanding and an integrated development process for all domains. The Embedded World event once again highlights the latest developments, trends and future areas of focus for hardware, software and system development engineers; helping to turn the Internet of Things (IoT) into reality.

About Imperas
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Imperas presents Tutorial at DATE, 14th March, 2016, ICC, Dresden, Germany

As part of a tutorial at DATE (Design, Automation & Test in Europe) 2016 on Virtual Platforms in the Internet of Things Era, Imperas CEO Simon Davidmann will provide an introduction to virtual platforms. 

Simon’s topics will include 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.”

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Imperas Participates in the Embedded World Conference February 2016

Imperas Software Ltd., are participating in the popular Embedded World Conference 2016 at the Nuremberg Convention Center Ost, NürnbergMesse, 90471 Nuremberg, Germany, February 23-25, 2016.

Larry Lapides, Imperas vice president of sales, will be attending Embedded World 2016 in Nuremberg, Germany.  Please contact him at sales@imperas.com to arrange a meeting and demonstration at Embedded World.  

Also, Imperas partner eSOL will be exhibiting at Embedded World, booth 4-157.  eSOL is the leading provider of real-time embedded software solutions, and Imperas tools support the eSOL operating systems and are integrated with the eSOL IDE.  Please contact eSOL at ep-info@esol.co.jp to arrange a meeting or demonstration.

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Imperas Exhibits at the 2015 ARM TechCon

Imperas Shows Virtual Platforms for Software Development and Test

Imperas Software Ltd., the leader in high-performance software simulation, today announced their participation in the 2015 ARM TechCon and invites attendees to register for a demonstration of Imperas embedded software development, debug and test solutions for ARM-based designs.

As the chasm between hardware engineers and software developers yields to a more integrated and collaborative design environment, these communities now work synergistically to accelerate time to market and optimize their designs utilizing both hardware and software. ARM TechCon 2015 is designed to facilitate this collaboration by connecting the hardware and software communities in one event.

See Imperas virtual platform based embedded software debug, analysis and verification demos of the full line of Open Virtual Platforms (OVP) models of ARM processors, including Cortex-A, M and R families, at the Imperas booth #520 in the conference exhibition area. Expo hours are Wednesday, November 11, 2015 from 11:00am – 6:30pm, and Thursday, November 12, 2015 from 11:00am – 6:30pm.

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

When: November 10-12, 2015.

Where: Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA.

ARM TechCon 2015 delivers an at-the-forefront comprehensive forum created to ignite the development and optimization of future ARM-based embedded products. By offering three full days of technical tracks, demonstrations, and industry insight from broad and deep levels of industry-leading companies and innovative start-ups, ARM TechCon is a comprehensive learning environment for the entire embedded community, uniting the software and hardware communities.

About Imperas
For more information about Imperas, please see www.imperas.com.

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Imperas to Exhibit at Renesas DevCon 2015

Imperas Demonstrates Renesas-Based Virtual Platforms for Software Development and Testing

Renesas

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.

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

Renesas DevCon 2015 is an intensive four-day event filled with over 200 hours of lectures and labs, a solutions filled exhibit hall, and free development tools. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn from Renesas’ best and brightest during the one-on-one ‘Ask the Experts’ sessions. This is an exciting time to be part of this rapidly growing industry.

Why Attend:

  • Informative courses and labs
  • Demonstrations
  • Inspirational speakers
  • Access to Renesas engineering experts

When: October 12-15, 2015.

Where: Hyatt Regency Orange County, CA.

We look forward to seeing you at this year’s DevCon!

About Imperas
For more information about Imperas, please see www.imperas.com.

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Imperas Exhibits at the Design Automation Conference 2015

Imperas shows Virtual Platforms for Software Development and Testing across Multiple IP Vendors and Applications

Oxford, United KingdomImperas Software Ltd., the leader in high-performance software simulation, today announced their participation at  the Design Automation Conference (DAC) 2015 and invites attendees to register for a demonstration of Imperas embedded software development, debug and test solutions at the Imperas booth in the exhibition area.  Attendees can also register for the tutorial on embedded Linux being delivered by Imperas. 

DAC is recognized as the premier conference for Electronic Design Automation (EDA), offering outstanding training, education, exhibits and networking opportunities for designers, researchers, tool developers and vendors. DAC attracts a worldwide community of more than 1,000 organizations, represented by system designers and architects, logic and circuit designers, validation engineers, software development engineers, CAD managers, senior managers and executives, and academicians.

When: June 7-11, 2015.

Where: Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA.

Highlights:

  • TUTORIALS: Imperas, in partnership with Altera and Posedge, will deliver two tutorials on “Linux Porting and Bring Up, and Linux Driver Development” featuring virtual platforms, as part of the Embedded Software topic in the DAC Embedded Systems track.
    • Date: Monday, Jun 8, 2015
    • Times: 10:30am to 12:00pm and again at 4:30pm to 6:00pm
    • Location: Room 303
  • DEMOS: See Imperas virtual platform based embedded software debug, analysis and verification demos at the ARM Connected Community booth, #2414 in 3B.
    • Imperas demos will show the full line of Open Virtual Platforms (OVP) models of ARM processors, including Cortex-A, Cortex-R and Cortex-M families
  • TALKS: Imperas will deliver two talks on virtual platform based methodology for embedded software development on the show floor in the ARM Connected Community booth theater.
    • Times: Monday, June 8 at 2:15pm and Tuesday, June 9 at 1:45pm

For more information, or to set up meetings with Imperas at DAC, please email sales@imperas.com
The DAC conference is sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Electronic Design Automation Consortium (EDA Consortium), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and is supported by ACM’s Special Interest Group on Design Automation (SIGDA).

About Imperas
Imperas Software is revolutionizing the development of embedded software and systems. Its portfolio of virtual platform solutions enable the efficient development of embedded software through high-level modeling, high-performance simulation and advanced debugging. Imperas’ virtual platform technology compresses software engineering schedules, while improving code quality, and is used at leading communications, automotive, consumer electronics and embedded processor companies worldwide. Imperas was founded in 2008, also founding the Open Virtual Platforms (OVP) consortium to promote open model library availability. It has corporate headquarters near Oxford, UK, with support and sales organizations in Silicon Valley, California and Tokyo, Japan. For more information, see www.imperas.com.

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Imperas at the Imagination Summit Silicon Valley May 2015

Learn More about Imperas MIPS CPU Virtual Platforms for Software Development and Testing

Oxford, United KingdomImperas Software Ltd., the leader in high-performance software simulation, today announced their participation at the Imagination Summit Silicon Valley 2015 and invites attendees to meet for a demonstration of Imperas™ virtual platform based software development, debug and verification tools.

Imagination Summit Silicon Valley – “Securing the Future” – is a day-long series of presentations, demonstrations and detailed technical sessions with top executives and experts from Imagination Technologies and their partners. Attendees can explore the ultra-low power architectures in Imagination’s SoC processor IP cores and discover security solutions for IoT and other markets.

Imagination will feature their new generation of MIPS Warrior CPUs, which are already supported by Imperas Open Virtual Platforms (OVP) models.  Imperas also supports MIPS-based SoC software development through its Extendable Platform Kits (EPKs), which help users to get a quick start with virtual platform methodology, and with tools for software debug, analysis and verification.  Imperas will have demos of the full line of MIPS models, as well as the EPKs and the Imperas embedded software tools. 

The efforts of the new Security working group in the prpl Foundation will be discussed, and is gaining industry momentum fast, thanks to members such as Imperas.
For more information, or to set up meetings with Imperas, please email larryl@imperas.com

When: May 21 2015
Where: Hyatt Regency, Santa Clara, CA.

About Imperas
Imperas Software is revolutionizing the development of embedded software and systems. Its portfolio of virtual platform solutions enable the efficient development of embedded software through high-level modeling, high-performance simulation and advanced debugging. Imperas’ virtual platform technology compresses software engineering schedules, while improving code quality, and is used at leading communications, automotive, consumer electronics and embedded processor companies worldwide. Imperas was founded in 2008, also founding the Open Virtual Platforms (OVP) consortium to promote open model library availability. It has corporate headquarters near Oxford, UK, with support and sales organizations in Silicon Valley, California and Tokyo, Japan. For more information, see www.imperas.com.

All trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

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Imperas Participates in the Embedded World Conference February 2015

Imperas Software Ltd., are participating in the popular Embedded World Conference 2015 at the Nuremberg Convention Center Ost, NürnbergMesse, 90471 Nuremberg, Germany, February 24.-26, 2015.

The embedded world Exhibition and Conference is the world’s largest platform for embedded-system technologies and the “knowledge tank” of one of the most innovative sectors. With its slogan “We are the Internet of Things”, the Embedded World Conference 2015 sends out a clear signal that the embedded sector has been paving the way to the Internet of Things (IoT) for quite some time, because the IoT is about the mass interconnectedness of embedded systems.

Larry Lapides, Vice President of Sales for Imperas, will speak on QuantumLeap and multicore software development, debug and test, emphasizing new parallelized virtual platform acceleration technology. Session 3/II, 16:00 Tuesday.

See Imperas demos in the Imagination Technologies Ltd. booth, hall 4 / 4-671.
 

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