Imperas Software Ltd., the leader in RISC-V simulation solutions, today announced a strategic alliance with Intel® regarding Intel® Pathfinder for RISC-V1. Imperas has designed an integrated reference model and simulator as a fixed platform kit to support the growing ecosystem of RISC V. Imperas models are the established reference for RISC V and are now included as a fixed virtual platform as part of the Intel Pathfinder for RISC-V Professional Edition.
RISC-V is an open standard ISA (Instruction Set Architecture) that offers designers new freedoms to configure a custom processor with standard extensions and configuration options plus custom instructions. Imperas simulation and reference model technology supports the latest RISC-V ratified and close to ratified draft specifications as a full configurable envelope model. The high quality and dependable reference model was developed for use in hardware verification use cases such as compliance, verification and test development, plus as software development targets for firmware, drivers, OS porting and application development.
The Imperas simulator with proprietary just-in-time code-morphing simulation technology can be integrated within other standard EDA environments such as SystemC, SystemVerilog, and well-known simulation/emulation tools from Cadence, Siemens EDA, and Synopsys plus the cloud-based offering from Metrics Technologies. Imperas RISC-V reference models of many commercial RISC V processor cores are also available via approved EDA distribution partners. To explore this option in more detail, please contact Imperas or your preferred EDA supplier.