Imperas supplies virtualized software development environments for embedded software developers that includes debug, verification, and simulation tools. Developers of software targeting multi-core platforms and SoCs are finding that using hardware prototypes do not help them find difficult problems and complex bugs. They need the observability and controllability of a software simulation/emulation of their platform. Imperas with the support of over 20 companies established the Open Virtual Platforms initiative (http://www.OVPworld.org) where the industry is developing fast, free, open source models of processors, peripherals, and platforms. MIPS Technologies recently announced a relationship with Imperas making all Imperas/OVP MIPS processor models MIPS-Verified(tm) thus ensuring their quality and accuracy.
Imperas Homepage visit http://www.imperas.com/
OVP Homepage visit http://www.OVPworld.org
MIPS emulators/simulators http://www.OVPworld.org/mips
MIPS certified OVP models http://www.mips.com/news-events/newsroom/index.cfm?i=4047&y=2008