Imperas and OVP to be demonstrated at ARM TechCon 2012, Oct 30-Nov 1, Silicon Valley

Simon Davidmann to present and Imperas demonstrate new OVP Fast Processor Models and Imperas Professional tools

ARM TechCon is the largest conference devoted to developers of ARM-based SoCs, software and systems, bringing together users, hardware and software vendors, ARM technologists and others in the ARM ecosystem.

Imperas at ARM Techcon:  Simon Davidmann will be presenting a paper, and Imperas will have a booth in the exhibits.

OS Porting and Analysis for Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A9 Based Systems, Simon Davidmann; Wednesday October 31 10:30am

Description: Whether Linux, RTOS, or a combination, the OS and its related software are much more difficult to port, boot, and analyze in a multicore system. Using an instruction-accurate virtual platform allows use of the actual OS kernel (not a debug version), provides console messages before the console is available on hardware, and provides additional visibility into the interaction of the operating system or systems with the hardware. For example, though booting Linux on a Cortex-A9 takes hundreds of millions of instructions, it takes just hundreds of processes. When OS-aware tools enable analysis at a higher level of abstraction than just instruction tracing, the result is much more efficient bring-up of an OS. Examples of SMP and AMP systems show how virtual platforms ease OS bring-up.

Takeaway: How to simulate software on the virtual platform. OS-aware tools for virtual platforms, including process and event tracing, and analysis of context switching and scheduling.

Booth demos will focus on CPU and OS aware tools for software verification, analysis and profiling, especially for multicore SoCs and multiprocessor systems.