Fast Models User Guide

Version 11.9

Table of Contents

About this book
Using this book
Typographic conventions
Other information
1 Introduction to Fast Models
1.1 What is Fast Models?
1.2 What does Fast Models consist of?
1.2.1 Fast Models tools
1.2.2 Fast Models portfolio
1.2.3 Other Fast Models products
1.3 Fast Models glossary
1.4 Fast Models design
1.4.1 Fast Models design flow
1.4.2 Project files
1.4.3 Repository files
1.4.4 File processing order
1.4.5 Hierarchical systems
1.5 Data collection in Fast Models
2 Installing Fast Models
2.1 Requirements for Fast Models
2.2 Installing Fast Models
2.3 Dependencies for Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2.3.1 About Red Hat Enterprise Linux dependencies
2.3.2 Dependencies for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
3 Building Fast Models
3.1 System Generator (SimGen)
3.2 SimGen command-line options
3.3 Select the build target
3.4 Building an EVS platform
3.5 Steps for building an EVS platform
3.5.1 Export the Fast Model as an EVS library
3.5.2 Define an sc_main() function to initialize and configure the simulation
3.5.3 Specify the header files and libraries for the build
3.6 Bridge between LISA+ and SystemC
3.7 Running the EVS platform
3.8 Building an SVP
3.9 Building an ISIM
4 System Canvas Tutorial
4.1 About this tutorial
4.2 Starting System Canvas
4.3 Creating a new project
4.4 Add and configure components
4.4.1 Adding the Arm® processor
4.4.2 Naming components
4.4.3 Resizing components
4.4.4 Hiding ports
4.4.5 Moving ports
4.4.6 Adding components
4.4.7 Using port arrays
4.5 Connecting components
4.6 View project properties and settings
4.6.1 Viewing the project settings
4.6.2 Specifying the Active Project Configuration
4.6.3 Selecting the top component
4.7 Changing the address mapping
4.8 Building the system
4.9 Debugging with Model Debugger
4.10 Building SystemC ISIM targets
5 System Canvas Reference
5.1 Launching System Canvas
5.2 System Canvas GUI
5.2.1 Application window
5.2.2 Menu bar
5.2.3 Toolbar
5.2.4 Workspace window
5.2.5 Component window
5.2.6 Output window
5.3 System Canvas dialogs
5.3.1 Add Existing Files and Add New File dialogs (Component window)
5.3.2 Add Files dialog (Project menu)
5.3.3 Add Connection dialog
5.3.4 Component Instance Properties dialog
5.3.5 Component Model Properties dialog for the system
5.3.6 Component Properties dialog for a library component
5.3.7 Connection Properties dialog
5.3.8 Edit Connection dialog
5.3.9 File/Path Properties dialog
5.3.10 Find and Replace dialogs
5.3.11 Label Properties dialog
5.3.12 New File dialog (File menu)
5.3.13 New project dialogs
5.3.14 Open File dialog
5.3.15 Port Properties dialog
5.3.16 Preferences dialog
5.3.17 Project Settings dialog
5.3.18 Protocol Properties dialog
5.3.19 Run dialog
5.3.20 Self Port dialog
6 SystemC Export with Multiple Instantiation
6.1 About SystemC Export with Multiple Instantiation
6.2 Auto-bridging
6.3 SystemC Export generated ports
6.3.1 Protocol definition
6.3.2 TLM 1.0 protocol for an exported SystemC component
6.3.3 TLM 2.0 bus protocol for an exported SystemC component
6.3.4 Properties for TLM 1.0 based protocols
6.3.5 Properties for TLM 2.0 based protocols
6.4 SystemC Export API
6.4.1 SystemC Export header file
6.4.2 scx::scx_initialize
6.4.3 scx::scx_load_application
6.4.4 scx::scx_load_application_all
6.4.5 scx::scx_load_data
6.4.6 scx::scx_load_data_all
6.4.7 scx::scx_set_parameter
6.4.8 scx::scx_get_parameter
6.4.9 scx::scx_get_parameter_list
6.4.10 scx::scx_set_cpi_file
6.4.11 scx::scx_cpulimit
6.4.12 scx::scx_timelimit
6.4.13 scx::scx_parse_and_configure
6.4.14 scx::scx_start_cadi_server
6.4.15 scx::scx_enable_cadi_log
6.4.16 scx::scx_prefix_appli_output
6.4.17 scx::scx_print_port_number
6.4.18 scx::scx_print_statistics
6.4.19 scx::scx_load_trace_plugin
6.4.20 scx::scx_load_plugin
6.4.21 scx::scx_get_global_interface
6.4.22 scx::scx_evs_base
6.4.23 scx::load_application
6.4.24 scx::load_data
6.4.25 scx::set_parameter
6.4.26 scx::get_parameter
6.4.27 scx::get_parameter_list
6.4.28 scx::constructor
6.4.29 scx::destructor
6.4.30 scx::before_end_of_elaboration
6.4.31 scx::end_of_elaboration
6.4.32 scx::start_of_simulation
6.4.33 scx::end_of_simulation
6.4.34 scx::scx_simcallback_if
6.4.35 scx::notify_running
6.4.36 scx::notify_stopped
6.4.37 scx::notify_debuggable
6.4.38 scx::notify_idle
6.4.39 scx::simcallback_if destructor
6.4.40 scx::scx_simcontrol_if
6.4.41 scx::get_scheduler
6.4.42 scx::get_report_handler
6.4.43 scx::run
6.4.44 scx::stop
6.4.45 scx::is_running
6.4.46 scx::stop_acknowledge
6.4.47 scx::process_debuggable
6.4.48 scx::process_idle
6.4.49 scx::shutdown
6.4.50 scx::add_callback
6.4.51 scx::remove_callback
6.4.52 scx::destructor
6.4.53 scx::scx_get_default_simcontrol
6.4.54 scx::scx_report_handler_if
6.4.55 scx::scx_get_default_report_handler
6.4.56 scx::scx_get_curr_report_handler
6.4.57 scx::scx_sync
6.4.58 scx::scx_set_min_sync_latency
6.4.59 scx::scx_get_min_sync_latency
6.4.60 scx::scx_simlimit
6.4.61 scx::scx_create_default_scheduler_mapping
6.4.62 scx::scx_get_curr_scheduler_mapping
6.4.63 scx::scx_enable_iris_server
6.4.64 scx::scx_set_iris_server_port_range
6.4.65 scx::scx_set_iris_server_port
6.4.66 scx::scx_enable_iris_log
6.4.67 scx::scx_get_iris_connection_interface
6.4.68 scx::scx_register_synchronous_thread
6.5 Scheduler API
6.5.1 Scheduler API - about
6.5.2 Scheduler API - use cases and implementation
6.5.3 sg::SchedulerInterfaceForComponents class
6.5.4 sg::SchedulerRunnable class
6.5.5 sg::SchedulerThread class
6.5.6 sg::ThreadSignal class
6.5.7 sg::Timer class
6.5.8 sg::TimerCallback class
6.5.9 sg::FrequencySource class
6.5.10 sg::FrequencyObserver class
6.5.11 sg::SchedulerObject class
6.5.12 sg::scx_create_default_scheduler_mapping
6.5.13 sg::scx_get_curr_scheduler_mapping
6.6 SystemC Export limitations
6.6.1 SystemC Export limitation on reentrancy
6.6.2 SystemC Export limitation on calling wait()
6.6.3 SystemC Export limitation on code translation support for external memory
6.6.4 SystemC Export limitation on Fast Models versions for MI platforms
7 Graphics Acceleration in Fast Models
7.1 Introduction to GGA
7.2 GGA modes
7.2.1 Using a GPU register model without GGA
7.2.2 Using GGA with a GPU register model
7.2.3 Using GGA without a GPU register model
7.3 Prerequisites
7.4 GGA contents
7.4.1 Shim directory
7.4.2 Reconciler directory
7.4.3 Examples directory
7.4.4 HAL directory
7.5 Configuration
7.6 Feedback
7.7 Enabling GGA
7.7.1 Install the Arm® Mali™ OpenGL ES Emulator
7.7.2 Preparing your image
7.7.3 Prepare an Android image
7.7.4 Prepare a Linux image
7.7.5 Choose the GGA mode
7.7.6 Boot the model with the Android or Linux image
7.7.7 Test the Android setup
7.8 Using GGA
7.8.1 Log execution of graphics APIs
7.8.2 Examine OpenGL ES execution in the graphics driver
7.8.3 Error messages from Error code check
7.8.4 Trace driver accesses to the GPU registers
8 Timing Annotation
8.1 Timing annotation
8.2 Enabling and disabling timing annotation
8.3 CPI files
8.4 CPI file syntax
8.5 BNF specification for CPI files
8.6 Instruction and data prefetching
8.6.1 Configuring instruction prefetching
8.6.2 Configuring data prefetching
8.7 Configuring cache and TLB latency
8.8 Timing annotation tutorial
8.8.1 Setting up the environment
8.8.2 Modeling Cycles Per Instruction (CPI)
8.8.3 Modeling branch prediction
A SystemC Export generated ports
A.1 About SystemC Export generated ports

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Document History
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A 31 May 2014 Non-Confidential New document for Fast Models v9.0, from DUI0370R for v8.3.
B 30 November 2014 Non-Confidential Update for v9.1.
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I 31 August 2016 Non-Confidential Update for v10.1.
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K 17 February 2017 Non-Confidential Update for v10.3.
1100-00 31 May 2017 Non-Confidential Update for v11.0. Document numbering scheme has changed.
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1102-00 17 November 2017 Non-Confidential Update for v11.2.
1103-00 23 February 2018 Non-Confidential Update for v11.3.
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