Select IP with confidence

In order to realize and maximize the benefits of developing a custom SoC, selecting the optimum IP and IP configuration is essential. The Arm Flexible Access Model package empowers SoC architects with the data required to make a well-informed decision on what Arm IP and IP configuration to choose for their next project.

Compare IP with ease

Arm Flexible Access Models are virtual representations of Arm IP-based systems. Each system has two representations, one based on Arm Cycle Models and the other based on Arm Fast Models. The Fast Models system enables you to quickly develop and debug software and the Cycle Models system enables accurate IP selection decisions. 

Simulating these evaluation system models delivers 100% cycle-accurate metrics that detail Arm IP performance using well-known software benchmarks. This enables direct correlation of changing Arm IP and Arm IP parameters to software benchmark performance. Flexible Access Models enable easy analysis of the performance impact of changing cache size or other parameters and increase confidence in design choices.

Start designing now

Arm Flexible Access gives you quick and easy access to this IP, relevant tools and models, and valuable support. You can evaluate and design solutions before committing to production, and only pay when you’re ready to manufacture.

Comparing is as easy as 1, 2, 3

The provided GUI is designed to deliver powerful IP comparison insights in a easily digestible format, with the option to run simulations from the command line as well. The process to compare different IP and IP parameters with the GUI is straightforward:

1 - Select

Select the software and IP configuration to simulate. A matrix of the selected software and IP will dynamically appear displaying the selections.

If desired, custom software can be added and selected as well.

2 - Simulate

Start the simulation and go grab a cup of coffee.

3 - Analyze

View a summary comparing all the simulations, then dive into the individual simulation reports.

The high-level summary and detailed reports allow for direct comparisons of IP performance using different configurations and software.