Downloading QSPI memory models
If you want to simulate the example design, then the testbench can also simulate the Quad Serial Port Interface (QSPI) devices that are fitted to the Arty Artix 7 (A7) baseboard (a Micron device) and the V2C-DAPLink board (a Cypress device).
NoteIt is only necessary to download the QSPI memory models if you want to simulate the example design when you are operating on the Arty A7 board, and optionally, with the V2C-DAPLink board fitted. If you do not want to simulate the design, you can ignore this section.
CautionIf you do not download the QSPI memory models, then you get warnings every time you open the Vivado project. The following figure shows these warnings. If you do not intend to simulate the QSPI models, then these warnings can be ignored.
Figure 2-4 Critical warning messages
You must complete the steps in:
- Installing board files.
- Setting local drive for Windows.
- Installing Arm IP repository.
- Installing Arm software repository.
- To simulate the QSPI devices that are fitted, you must download the appropriate models from Micron and Cypress websites.
When the QSPI memory models are correctly installed, you can enable using the Verilog define at the top of