EUROPRACTICE is a European Commission initiative which aims to stimulate the wider adoption of state-of-the-art microelectronics design. The organization provides easy access to a wide range of cost-effective and leading-edge electronic system design tools, with routes to IC fabrication for non-commercial teaching and research in academic institutions in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Russia.
Currently 630 academic institutions (470 universities and 160 research institutes) in 42 countries have contracts with EUROPRACTICE for design tools, including those that are necessary to embed a MIPS core in a SOC.
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To find out more: http://www.europractice.stfc.ac.uk/software/imagination.html