Simics virtual platforms for IA are available with leading BIOSes.
ALAMEDA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
River®, a world leader in embedded and mobile software, has expanded
Wind River Simics® support for the latest Intel® processors.
Additionally, the Simics source code debugger now supports the Unified
Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) specification. Wind River is
collaborating with leading independent BIOS vendors (IBVs) to include
BIOSes with Simics virtual platforms for Intel architectures.
Wind River has developed Simics virtual platforms for the new Intel
Atom™ C2000 processor family as well as support for future releases of:
Intel Atom processor for embedded applications
Intel Xeon-EP™ based server platform
Intel Platform for Communications Infrastructure
4th generation Intel Core™ i7 processor
Simics also now provides a UEFI BIOS-aware source code debugger, making
it easier for teams to debug BIOSes and firmware. Using Simics, teams
can start development, testing, and debugging of BIOSes well in advance
of hardware availability. The combination of early availability of
Simics virtual platforms and UEFI debugging support enables IBV—or any
customer writing their own BIOS—to significantly accelerate BIOS
development time. By starting early and working more efficiently, teams
can create a fully developed and tested BIOS that is ready to be up and
running within hours of receiving silicon.
Additionally, Wind River is collaborating with leading IBVs, including
American Megatrends Inc., Byosoft, Insyde Software, and Phoenix
Technologies, to provide access to their BIOSes for use with Simics. The
combined offering allows customers to jump directly to OS and
application development, avoiding the complexity of BIOS bring-up.
Customers can now receive Simics software, a Simics virtual platform of
specific hardware, a binary version of a BIOS that brings up the virtual
hardware, and a UEFI BIOS-aware debugger.