1.2. Introduction to the VE RTSM

Versatile™ Express (VE) is a hardware development platform produced by ARM. The Motherboard Express µAdvanced Technology Extended (ATX) V2M-P1 is the basis for a highly-integrated software and hardware development system based on the ARM Symmetric Multiprocessor System (SMP) architecture.

The motherboard provides the following features:

For more information, see the Motherboard Express µATX V2M-P1 Technical Reference Manual.

The VE RTSM is a system model implemented in software. The model contains virtual implementations of a motherboard, a single daughterboard containing a specific ARM processor, and associated interconnections.


The model is based on the VE platform memory map, but is not intended to be an accurate representation of a specific VE hardware revision. The VE RTSM supports selected peripherals as described in this book. The supplied model is sufficiently complete and accurate to boot the same operating system images as for the VE hardware.

The model has been developed using the ARM Fast Models™ Portfolio product.

The RTSMs provided in this release are:

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