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Describes Real-Time System Model (RTSM) targets and also lists the models provided with DS-5.
RTSM targets enable development of software without the requirement for actual hardware. The functional behavior of the model is equivalent to real hardware from a programmers view.
Absolute timing accuracy is sacrificed to achieve fast simulated execution speed. This means that you can use a model for confirming software functionality, but you must not rely on the accuracy of cycle counts, low-level component interactions, or other hardware-specific behavior.
DS-5 provides a Cortex™-A8 and Cortex-A9 x4RTSM but you can also connect to a variety of other ARM® and third-party RTSMs.
RTSM executables are located in tools_directory. You can use them to test your applications from either the command-line or within Eclipse.