Myth, anecdotes, tips, and opinions around the creation and use of virtual prototypes for embedded software development. Achim Nohl is a solution architect from Synopsys. He also writes the blog “A View from the Top: A System-Level Blog” on Synopsys' web site. Victor Reyes is currently a technical marketing manager in the System Level Solutions group at Synopsys. His responsibilities are in the area of virtual prototyping technology and tools with special focus on automotive.