Imperas offers Arm processor simulation and reference models in Tessy

Simulation technology and reference models within the Tessy environment are offered by Razorcat Developments for the automation of embedded software testing and regression management.

The software testing tool provider has integrated the Imperas fast processor reference models into the Tessy environment for embedded software testing. Embedded software development requires rigorous testing not just during the initial development phase but over the complete product lifecycle, explains the company. Continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) flows are established best practices for software testing, and automation and are required to ensure consistency across regression testing and hardware variants. The flexibility of the Imperas reference models and virtual platforms allows developers to cover all of the hardware required configurations and variants as a virtual test farm.

Razorcat Development develops software testing tools for safety-critical embedded applications requiring standards for functional safety (IEC 61508, IEC 62304, ISO 26262 and EN 50128). Target application areas include automotive, industrial controls, medical, military and aeronautical.

From initial delivery through to maintenance updates and migration to new hardware configuration, today’s software testing platforms need to cover current and future devices, configuration options and software revisions.

“The Tessy tool together with the Imperas virtual platform simulators and Open Virtual Platforms (OVP) models of Arm processors, are a quality combination that we use as a foundation of our software test and maintenance process,” said “Hermann Haslauer, head of embedded software support engineering at crane and lifting specialist, Palfinger Europe.

“In supporting the Imperas reference models and virtual platforms, our customers benefit from the quality reference models and flexibility to cover the configurations supported in deployed devices and plan for the next generation of hardware enhancements,” added Michael Wittner, managing director of Razorcat Development.

Imperas is an independent provider of processor models and virtual prototype solutions. Imperas, with Open Virtual Platforms (OVP), promotes open source model availability for a spectrum of processors, IP vendors, CPU architectures, system IP and reference platform models of processors and systems ranging from simple single core bare metal platforms to full heterogeneous multi-core systems booting SMP Linux.

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