19.3. The Base Platform FVP

Fixed Virtual Platforms (FVPs) enable you to develop software without the requirement for actual hardware. The AEMv8-A Base Platform FVP enables you to run software applications on a virtual implementation of an ARMv8 development platform and provides a standard reference platform for development, distribution, and demonstration of ARM software deliverables.

It contains two processor clusters of the fully featured ARM v8 Architecture Envelope Model (AEMv8-A) and a standard peripheral set designed to enable software development and porting. The platform is an evolution of the earlier VE Real Time System Models (RTSMs), based on the Versatile™ Express (VE) hardware development platform produced by ARM.

The AEMv8-A Base Platform FVP has:

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