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Simulation models let you develop software for Arm IP even when you do not have access to hardware. They provide a great way to start bare metal or OS-hosted software development for Arm. This removes the problem of starting software design only after physical targets are available. Engineers can get started programming the latest Arm IP at the earliest possible stage, shortening the software development cycle.

Simulation models are developed and tested alongside Arm IP, providing highly accurate and validated virtual prototypes for software development.

Cycle Models

  • 100% cycle accurate models of Arm IP, compiled directly from RTL

  • Prove designs before manufacture

  • Develop bare metal software early

  • Accelerate system-level debugging

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Fast Models

  • Fast and functionally accurate programmers view models of Arm IP

  • Pre-hardware software development

  • Integrates with 3rd party IP models

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Fixed Virtual Platforms

  • Ready-to-use, fast and functionally accurate simulation models

  • Pre-configured virtual prototypes

  • Easy to deploy and scale

  • Fully debuggable and automatable

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AMBA TLM Library

  • AMBA Transaction-Level Modeling library

  • Model approximately-timed and cycle accurate ports

  • C++ pre-compiled binary library

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Arm Flexible Access Models

  • Select the optimum Arm IP and IP configuration

  • Evaluate and design solutions before committing to production

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The Power of Virtual Prototyping: From SoC Design to Software Development

Software-based methodologies involving virtual prototypes are helping to prove out designs earlier and enable companies to parallelize hardware and software development.

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