About this book

This document provides a reference for signaling, clock, bus, generic peripheral, and processor components included in Fast Models.

Using this book

This book is organized into the following chapters:

Chapter 1 Introduction

This chapter introduces the document.

Chapter 2 Protocols

Components communicate through connected ports. Ports have protocols that define the function calls for different connections.

Chapter 3 Fast Models components

This chapter describes all model components in Fast Models, organized by component type.

Chapter 4 Trace components

This chapter describes the trace components that are provided by Fast Models components.

Chapter 5 Plug-ins for Fast Models

This chapter describes the plug-ins that are available for Fast Models.

Chapter 6 Fast Models examples

The following top-level example directories are installed in $PVLIB_HOME/examples.

Chapter 7 Base Platform

This chapter describes the Base Platform system model.

Chapter 8 Microcontroller Prototyping System 2

This chapter describes the MPS2 system model.

Chapter 9 Versatile Express Model

This chapter describes the components of Fast Models that are specific to the Versatile™ Express (VE) model of the hardware platform.


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