Imperas Will Demo New Renesas V850E PHO3 Virtual Platform at Embedded Technology 2012

  Imperas Will Demo New Renesas V850E PHO3 Virtual Platform at Embedded
  Technology 2012

           Embedded Software Test and Development Tools Also Shown

Business Wire

OXFORD, England -- November 13, 2012

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
( 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 tools require 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.”

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Larry Lapides
Vice President of Sales
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