About this book

This document describes how to get started with Fast Models, and describes some key tools and features.

Using this book

This book is organized into the following chapters:

Chapter 1 Introduction to Fast Models

This chapter provides a general introduction to Fast Models.

Chapter 2 Installing Fast Models

This chapter describes the system requirements for Fast Models and how to install and uninstall Fast Models.

Chapter 3 System Canvas Tutorial

This chapter describes using System Canvas to build a system model.

Chapter 4 Debugging LISA+ components

This chapter describes how to use GDB on Linux or Microsoft Visual Studio on Microsoft Windows to debug the LISA source code of models.

Chapter 5 System Canvas Reference

This chapter describes the windows, menus, dialogs, and controls in System Canvas.

Chapter 6 System Generator Reference

This chapter describes System Generator (SimGen).

Chapter 7 SystemC Export with Multiple Instantiation

This chapter describes the Fast Models SystemC Export feature with Multiple Instantiation (MI) support.

Chapter 8 Generic Graphics Accelerator

This chapter describes the Generic Graphics Accelerator (GGA) feature in Fast Models.

Chapter 9 Timing Annotation

This chapter describes timing annotation. You can use this set of Fast Models features to estimate the time spent on various operations, for example instruction execution and prefetch. It allows the model to be used for basic benchmarking.

Appendix A SystemC Export generated ports

This appendix describes Fast Models SystemC Export generated ports.


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