Fast Models Tools 7.0 Release Notes
(version 7.0.17 dated 2011/11/24 13:11:46 GMT)

Introduction

Detailed documentation can be found in the doc subfolder for Fast Models Tools and the Docs subfolder for the Fast Models Portfolio.

A significant number of the examples in the Fast Models Portfolio 7.0 documentation make use of images containing third-party IP. These have been split out into a separate 'Third Party IP' package that can be downloaded from:

Not installing these images will mean that any examples that require dhrystone.axf, dhrystone_v7m.axf or the Linux images will not be functional, as well as any example using OSCI System C 2.2 and TLM 2.0.

Enhancements and changes in the Fast Models Tools 7.0 release

Fast Models 7.0 includes the following enhancements/changes:

SystemGenerator

SystemGenerator on Linux no longer requires makedepend.

ModelDebugger

The ModelDebugger MxScript Sleep(n) function was waiting for n milliseconds instead of n seconds on Windows. This has been corrected to match the manual.

Deprecated in the Fast Models Tools 7.0 Release

The following are deprecated in Fast Models Tools 7.0:

Removed from the Fast Models Tools 7.0 Release

No features have been removed from the Fast Models Tools 7.0 Release.

Platform requirements for Microsoft Windows

When running Microsoft Windows XP or Microsoft Windows 7 it is recommended to use machines with at least 2GB RAM, and preferably at least 4GB for best performance. To use audio a 2GHz, or faster, Intel Core2Duo, or similar-performing, processor is recommended.

Operating system:

Compiler:

Runtime Libraries:

Please email support-esl@arm.com with any comments

To view the documentation, Adobe Acrobat reader (Version 8 or higher) needs to be installed on the system.

Platform requirements for Linux

When running on Linux it is recommended to use machines with at least 2GB RAM, and preferably at least 4GB for best performance. To use audio a 2GHz, or faster, Intel Core2Duo, or similar-performing, processor is recommended.

Operating system:

Compiler:

When building models for 32-bit hosts, Fast Models 7.0 for Linux supports the following compilers:

When building models for 64-bit hosts, Fast Models 7.0 for Linux supports the following compiler:

Notes:

For machines supplying a different compiler a separate GNU tool chain package can be downloaded from the esl-support ftp server: To view the documentation, Adobe Acrobat reader (Version 8 or higher) needs to be installed on the system.

Licence management utilities

If you are using floating licenses, you must use FLEXnet license management utilities version 9.2 or higher. FLEXnet 10.8 license management utilities are available as an optional installable component in the product installer.

Use the highest version of the license management utilities provided with any ARM tools you are using. It is recommended to set up the user environment running applications of the Fast Models product only for one armlmd license server, because spreading Fast Models license features over different servers could result in license denials for certain features.

For more instructions on installing licenses, please consult the ARM online documentation:

Using the ARM Profiler with Fast Models 7.0

Fast Models version 7.0 supports ARM Profiler version 2.1, as shipped in ARM RealView Development Studio 4.0 SP2, and later. It does not support the use of ARM Profiler 2.0 or earlier, which was shipped in ARM RealView Development Studio 4.0 and 4.0 SP1.

If you currently have ARM Profiler 2.0 and wish to use the ARM Profiler with Fast Models 7.0, it will be necessary to upgrade to ARM RVDS 4.0 SP2. Please contact ARM Support for further details.

Outstanding issues

The following known issues and limitations exist in this release:

Installation

The installation issues are as follows:

GUI

There are the following known limitations:

Model generation

There are the following known limitations:

LISA language

The following parameters of the PL011 UART are being deprecated in the next release of the product (TA-641768/SDDKW-4497):

Debugging

SystemC export

Port arrays are not supported when exported to SystemC (TA-633766/SDDKW-4336).

Support

For support requests, including defect notifications, enhancement requests and other feedback, please contact us at support-esl@arm.com.