Imperas Names Upwind Technology as Technical Support Provider in Japan

Growing User Base in Japan Necessitates Local, High Quality Support

OXFORD, United Kingdom, April 16, 2013 - Imperas today announced that it has named Upwind Technology as its technical support provider in Japan.  Upwind will provide both pre- and post-sales support to the growing number of Imperas customers in Japan, spanning markets from automotive to industrial controls and consumer electronics.  Tokyo NanoFarm will continue to be the sales channel for the Imperas software development and test products.

Upwind Technology was founded in 2002, and its president, Kenichi Nakamura, is well known in the embedded electronics industry in Japan.  Nakamura regularly writes articles for embedded journals, participates in industry committees and conferences, and drives embedded software technology development in Japan.  Upwind’s software engineers provide services for the development and test of embedded software, including GNU software and GNU/Linux systems.

“Embedded software and systems are getting more complex, while at the same time schedules are getting shorter and test requirements larger,” said Kenichi Nakamura, founder and president of Upwind Technology.  “Imperas’ virtual platform based products have demonstrated both technical and business success in Japan, and we are excited to help accelerate that growth.  In particular, M*SDK, with its advance tools for embedded software verification, analysis and debug, including CPU- and OS-aware capabilities, brings significant value to developers in Japan.”

“Japan represents a large market for embedded systems and software, and is a region where the use of Imperas’ products has exhibited rapid growth,”said Larry Lapides, vice president of sales for Imperas.  “We have had Imperas users in Japan in both the industrial and academic worlds since the launch of Open Virtual Platforms (  We are excited to have an organization of the quality and breadth of experience of Upwind Technology supporting Imperas customers in Japan.

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Imperas Delivers ARM Cortex-A7 MPCore High-Performance Processor Model with Integrated Software Development Environment

Company’s Range of ARM Cortex Models, Including Cortex-A15 with TrustZone® and Virtualization, will be Demonstrated at the Multicore Developers Conference in May 2013

OXFORD, United Kingdom, April 9th, 2013 - Imperas has today released its latest software model, the ARM Cortex-A7 MPCore, to complement its existing range of ARM Cortex models.

The model uses Imperas high performance code morphing technology to allow software engineers to execute development code at hundreds of million of instructions per second. Incorporated within the model is Imperas range of advanced development tools for efficient software analysis and debug.

“The ARM Cortex processors include capabilities, such as TrustZone and Virtualization, that must be modeled accurately to ensure absolutely reliable software execution during the verification process,” highlighted Simon Davidmann, CEO of Imperas. “Our library is unusual in that it includes fully featured models, which operate at the highest available performance, and include a powerful software development environment.”

Imperas, a member of the ARM Connected Community®, includes in its library a full range of ARM processor models, including the ARM7, ARM9, ARM10, ARM11 and Cortex-A, Cortex-R, and Cortex-M families. The models include support for both the 32 and 16-bit instruction sets, as well as the MMU, MPU, TCM, VFP, NEON, TrustZone, Virtualization and Large Physical Address Extension (LPAE) capabilities, where appropriate for the specific processor.

The models, together with example platforms, are available from the Open Virtual Platforms (OVP™) website, The models can be utilized within OVP based components, or integrated into SystemC/TLM-2.0 based virtual platforms using the native TLM-2.0 interface included with each processor model.

Imperas ARM Core Model Availability

The following specific models are available from Imperas: ARM7TDMI™, ARM720T™, ARM7EJ-S™, ARM920T™, ARM922T™, ARM926EJ-S™, ARM940T™, ARM946E™, ARM966E-S™, ARM968E-S™, ARM1020E™, ARM1022E™, ARM1026EJ-S™, ARM1136J-S™, ARM1156T2-S™, ARM1176JZ-S™, Cortex-A7, Cortex-A5, Cortex-A8, Cortex-A9, Cortex-A15, Cortex-M3, Cortex-M4, Cortex-M4F, Cortex-R4, Cortex-R4F.

Imperas, Open Virtual Platforms, OVP, OVPsim, M*SDK, M*VAP and SlipStreamer are trademarks of Imperas Software Limited. ARM, the ARM Logo, Cortex, MPCore, TrustZone and any other trademark found on the ARM trademarks list that are referred to or displayed in the document are trademarks or registered trademarks of ARM Ltd or its subsidiaries. Imperas acknowledge trademarks or registered trademarks of other organizations for their respective products and services.