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Daniel Nenni

Staff member
Munich, Germany and Ottawa, Canada – August 5 th 2020 – Codasip, the leading supplier of
customizable RISC-V embedded processor IP, and Metrics Design Automation, providers of the
only True Cloud EDA solution, today jointly announced the integration of the Metrics SystemVerilog
RTL Simulation Platform within Codasip’s Pro SweRV Core ™ Support Package. This integration
provides a very easy-to-use and inexpensive way for ASIC designers to verify modifications and
enhancements they make to the SweRV embedded processor IP.

One of the major benefits of the open source RISC-V ISA is that it allows users to customize their
processor IP for optimal implementation in domain-specific applications. With this valuable benefit
however comes the responsibility to verify any changes made to the processor IP for functional
accuracy. Codasip and Metrics have teamed together to address this requirement by making RTL
verification available in the Cloud directly from the Codasip SweRV Core Support Package.

SweRV and the Support Package users thus do not have to install and license any EDA software,
do not have to make any expensive purchases of RTL simulation software, and have all the
SweRV and verification IP required all preloaded in a Cloud cluster for immediate use.

“Codasip continues to expand its ecosystem for RISC-V embedded processor IP for the benefit of
our customers,” says Karel Masařík, CEO of Codasip. “This integration of the Metrics Cloud
Simulator in our SweRV Core Support Package is an example of making RTL verification easier
and more affordable for Codasip customers and SweRV users.”

The Metric Cloud Simulator is a fully compliant SystemVerilog simulator and is the only RTL
simulator available with a SaaS business model—users simply pay for use as a service. The
implementation of Metrics simulator in the Cloud provides massive scalability so regression tests
can run in parallel to complete in hours, not days.

“The popularity of RISC-V and in particular the SweRV open source processor IP has been
impressive,” noted Doug Letcher, CEO of Metrics. “We are excited to partner with a leading
RISC-V embedded processor IP vendor such as Codasip to deliver better usability, accelerated
verification, and much more affordability of RTL simulation tools to the ASIC and SoC design
community.” |
The SweRV Core Support Package with Metrics Cloud Simulation
integration is available now. For further information, use the contact form at or get in touch directly via

About Codasip
Codasip delivers leading-edge processor IP and high-level processor design tools, providing ASIC
designers with all the advantages of the RISC-V open ISA, along with the unique ability to
automatically optimize the processor IP. As founding member of the RISC-V Foundation and a
long-time supplier of LLVM and GNU-based processor solutions, Codasip is committed to open
standards for embedded processors. Formed in 2014 and headquartered in Munich, Germany,
Codasip currently has offices in Europe and China, with sales representatives worldwide. For more
information about our products and services, please visit

About Metrics Design Automation
Metrics is the first true cloud-based platform for ASIC and complex FPGA design verification,
uniquely providing massively scalable computing, elastic storage, and a SaaS business model.
Established in 2017, Metrics is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, and has offices throughout the
United States and sales representatives worldwide. For more information, visit

Media Contacts
Roddy Urquhart, Senior Marketing Director, Codasip
Dan Ganousis, VP of Sales and Marketing, Metrics Design Automation