Imperas, which through Open Virtual Platforms™ (OVP™) is the de facto
source for fast processor core models, announced today the OVP virtual
platform of the Renesas Electronics V850E PHO3 device. This virtual
platform is available today from Imperas, and will soon be available
from the OVP website (www.OVPworld.org).
As with all OVP models, the V850E PHO3 virtual platform is available as
an open source platform, but requires the OVPsim™ simulator to run.
Imperas will be demonstrating the V850E PHO3 at Embedded
Technology 2012, November 14-16 in Yokohama, Japan.
Imperas will also be demonstrating the Multiprocessor/Multicore Software
Development Kit (M*SDK™) at Embedded Technology 2012. M*SDK includes
advanced tools for multicore software debug, test and analysis such as
OS and CPU-aware tracing (instruction, function, OS task, OS event), hot
spot profiling, code coverage and memory and cache analysis. These
Verification, Analysis and Profiling (M*VAP™) tools utilize the patent
pending binary interception technology, SlipStreamer™, which enables
these analytical tools to operate without any modification or
instrumentation of the software source code, i.e., the tools are
completely non-intrusive. The M*VAP toolsrequire only that the OVP fast
processor model be used in the virtual platform. Since OVP fast
processor models work in SystemC/TLM-2.0 virtual platforms as well as
OVP virtual platforms, the M*SDK tools work in both virtual platform
environments. Imperas users have applied M*SDK tools in SystemC/TLM-2.0
virtual platforms with SystemC simulators from all the major simulator
vendors plus the OSCI SystemC simulator.
In addition to the M*VAP tools, users of M*SDK can define their own
custom tools using SlipStreamer. Imperas has been helping customers by
developing templates for tools to do fault injection, protocol
verification, exception analysis and functional coverage. These
templates are available at no charge to M*SDK users.
"Software testing is a huge issue in automotive electronics. By
providing simulation-based tools focused on software test and
development, Imperas is improving the user experience and results for
Renesas processors," said Martin Baker, senior manager, ecosystem and
business management for the Automotive Business Unit of Renesas
Electronics America. "By continuing to support the V850 processor core
family and V850 devices, Imperas and OVP are helping expand the toolkit
available to the Renesas automotive user community."
"Renesas users recognize the importance of virtual platforms to provide
more comprehensive testing of software for embedded systems," said Simon
Davidmann, Imperas CEO, and OVP founding director. "The combination of
Imperas' advanced tools, and user-defined tools, with OVP fast processor
models helps users take the next step in embedded system development."
About Imperas (www.Imperas.com)
For more information about Imperas, please go to the Imperas website.
About the Open Virtual Platforms Initiative (www.OVPworld.org)
For more information about OVP, please go to the About OVP page on the
Detailed quotations regarding OVP are available from http://www.ovpworld.org/quotes.
Open Virtual Platforms, OVP, OVPsim, SlipStreamer, M*SDK and M*VAP
are trademarks of Imperas Software Limited. Imperas acknowledges
trademarks or registered trademarks of other organizations for their
respective products and services.
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