EE Times: Imperas donation forms open-source virtual platform initiative

Peter Clarke, EE TImes Europe,

LONDON — Imperas Ltd., a young company developing multiprocessing development tools, has announced that it has donated technology for an open-source infrastructure to support developers who want to simulate software running on system-on-chip designs. Imperas (Thame, England) is providing some high-level processor models, APIs for building platform verification infrastructure and developing behavioral and processor models, and OVPSim, a reference simulator. These will be downloadable for free from an OVP website or from SourceForge, an open-source code repository. The company has also been pitching its approach around the semiconductor and EDA industries and an initial list of about 20 supporters includes...

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