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A Fixed Virtual Platform (FVP) is a software model of a development platform, including processors and peripherals.
FVPs are provided as executables, and some are included in DS-5.
Depending on your requirements, you can:
FVPs not provided with DS-5 installation must be defined in the
PATH environment variable of your OS to be
available for DS-5.
You must add the
DS-5_install_directory/bin directory to your
PATH environment variable and restart Eclipse.
To ensure that the modified path is available in future sessions:
PATHvariable with the value
<your model path>\bin, or else append
;<your model path>\binto any existing
PATHin the appropriate shell configuration file. For example, in .bashrc, add the line
export PATH=<your model path>/bin:$PATH