Fast Models User Guide

Version 9.5

Table of Contents

About this book
Using this book
Typographic conventions
Other information
1 Introduction to Fast Models
1.1 About Fast Models
1.2 Fast Models design
1.2.1 Fast Models design flow
1.2.2 Project files
1.2.3 Repository files
1.2.4 File processing order
1.2.5 Hierarchical systems
2 Getting Started with Fast Models
2.1 Requirements, installation, and uninstallation
2.1.1 Requirements for Fast Models
2.1.2 Installing Fast Models
2.1.3 Uninstalling Fast Models
2.1.4 Setting up a network connection and configuring the networking environment for Linux
2.1.5 Setting up a network connection and configuring the networking environment for Microsoft Windows
2.1.6 Networking gateways
2.2 About Getting Started with Fast Models
2.3 System Canvas
2.3.1 Starting System Canvas
2.3.2 Setting up the Fast Model Portfolio
2.4 Creating a sample system
2.5 Add and configure components
2.5.1 Adding the ARM processor
2.5.2 Naming components
2.5.3 Resizing components
2.5.4 Hiding ports
2.5.5 Moving ports
2.5.6 Adding components
2.5.7 Using port arrays
2.6 Connecting components
2.7 Fast Models files
2.7.1 LISA source
2.7.2 System Canvas file
2.7.3 Fast Models project file
2.8 View project properties and settings
2.8.1 Viewing the project settings
2.8.2 Specifying the Project Active Configuration
2.8.3 Viewing the top component properties
2.9 Changing the address mapping
2.10 Building the system
2.11 Build an ISIM target
2.11.1 Building ISIM targets
2.11.2 Overloading the main function in the target
2.11.3 Command-line switches for the executable target
3 Debugging Fast Models
3.1 Debugging with Model Debugger
3.2 Debugging with other debuggers
3.2.1 Building a debuggable model
3.2.2 Debugging with GDB at the source level
3.2.3 GDB remote connection plug-in - limitations
3.2.4 Debugging with Microsoft Visual Studio at the source level
3.2.5 Attaching Microsoft Visual Studio to a simulator process
4 System Canvas Reference
4.1 Launching System Canvas
4.2 Overview of System Canvas
4.2.1 Application window
4.2.2 Menu bar
4.2.3 Toolbar
4.2.4 Workspace window
4.2.5 Component window
4.2.6 Output window
4.3 System Canvas dialogs
4.3.1 Add Existing Files and Add New File dialogs (Component window)
4.3.2 Add Files dialog (Project menu)
4.3.3 Add Connection dialog
4.3.4 Component Instance Properties dialog
4.3.5 Component Model Properties dialog for the system
4.3.6 Component Properties dialog for a library component
4.3.7 Connection Properties dialog
4.3.8 Edit Connection dialog
4.3.9 File/Path Properties dialog
4.3.10 Find and Replace dialogs
4.3.11 Label Properties dialog
4.3.12 New File dialog (File menu)
4.3.13 New project dialogs
4.3.14 Open File dialog
4.3.15 Port Properties dialog
4.3.16 Preferences dialog
4.3.17 Project Settings dialog
4.3.18 Protocol Properties dialog
4.3.19 Run dialog
4.3.20 Self Port dialog
5 SystemC Export with Multiple Instantiation
5.1 About SystemC Export with Multiple Instantiation
5.2 Building a SystemC subsystem with System Canvas
5.2.1 Installing the TPIP package
5.2.2 License implications
5.2.3 Building the EVS
5.2.4 Header files and libraries for Linux export
5.2.5 Header files and libraries for Microsoft Windows export
5.3 Adding a SystemC subsystem to a SystemC system
5.4 SystemC Export generated ports
5.4.1 About SystemC Export generated ports
5.4.2 Protocol definition
5.4.3 TLM 1.0 protocol for an exported SystemC component
5.4.4 TLM 2.0 bus protocol for an exported SystemC component
5.4.5 Properties for TLM 1.0 based protocols
5.4.6 Properties for TLM 2.0 based protocols
5.5 Example systems
5.5.1 About example systems
5.5.2 Building the examples
5.5.3 Running the examples
5.5.4 Instantiating a big.LITTLE™ example
5.5.5 Instantiating a CustomScheduler example
5.5.6 Instantiating a Dhrystone example
5.5.7 Instantiating a DMA example
5.5.8 Instantiating a DMADhrystone example
5.5.9 Instantiating a DualDhrystone example
5.5.10 Instantiating a GlobalInterface example
5.5.11 Instantiating a LinuxBoot example
5.6 SystemC Export API
5.6.1 SystemC Export header file
5.6.2 scx::scx_initialize
5.6.3 scx::scx_load_application
5.6.4 scx::scx_load_application_all
5.6.5 scx::scx_load_data
5.6.6 scx::scx_load_data_all
5.6.7 scx::scx_set_parameter
5.6.8 scx::scx_get_parameter
5.6.9 scx::scx_get_parameter_list
5.6.10 scx::scx_parse_and_configure
5.6.11 scx::scx_start_cadi_server
5.6.12 scx::scx_enable_cadi_log
5.6.13 scx::scx_prefix_appli_output
5.6.14 scx::scx_print_port_number
5.6.15 scx::scx_print_statistics
5.6.16 scx::scx_load_trace_plugin
5.6.17 scx::scx_load_plugin
5.6.18 scx::scx_get_global_interface
5.6.19 scx::scx_evs_base
5.6.20 scx::load_application
5.6.21 scx::load_data
5.6.22 scx::set_parameter
5.6.23 scx::get_parameter
5.6.24 scx::get_parameter_list
5.6.25 scx::constructor
5.6.26 scx::destructor
5.6.27 scx::before_end_of_elaboration
5.6.28 scx::end_of_elaboration
5.6.29 scx::start_of_simulation
5.6.30 scx::end_of_simulation
5.6.31 scx::scx_simcallback_if
5.6.32 scx::notify_running
5.6.33 scx::notify_stopped
5.6.34 scx::notify_idle
5.6.35 scx::simcallback_if destructor
5.6.36 scx::scx_simcontrol_if
5.6.37 scx::get_scheduler
5.6.38 scx::get_report_handler
5.6.39 scx::run
5.6.40 scx::stop
5.6.41 scx::is_running
5.6.42 scx::stop_acknowledge
5.6.43 scx::process_idle
5.6.44 scx::shutdown
5.6.45 scx::add_callback
5.6.46 scx::remove_callback
5.6.47 scx::destructor
5.6.48 scx::scx_get_default_simcontrol
5.6.49 scx::scx_report_handler_if
5.6.50 scx::scx_get_default_report_handler
5.6.51 scx::scx_get_curr_report_handler
5.6.52 scx::scx_sync
5.7 Scheduler API
5.7.1 Scheduler API - about
5.7.2 Scheduler API - use cases and implementation
5.7.3 sg::SchedulerInterfaceForComponents class
5.7.4 sg::SchedulerRunnable class
5.7.5 sg::SchedulerThread class
5.7.6 sg::ThreadSignal class
5.7.7 sg::Timer class
5.7.8 sg::TimerCallback class
5.7.9 sg::FrequencySource class
5.7.10 sg::FrequencyObserver class
5.7.11 sg::SchedulerObject class
5.7.12 sg::scx_create_default_scheduler_mapping
5.7.13 sg::scx_get_curr_scheduler_mapping
5.7.14 Scheduler API - changes
5.8 SystemC Export limitations
5.8.1 SystemC Export limitation on re-entrancy
5.8.2 SystemC Export limitation on calling wait()
5.8.3 SystemC Export limitation on code translation support for external memory
5.8.4 SystemC Export limitation on Fast Models versions for MI platforms
A Linux Dependencies of Fast Models
A.1 Dependencies for Red Hat Enterprise Linux
A.1.1 About Red Hat Enterprise Linux dependencies
A.1.2 Dependencies for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
A.2 Dependencies for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
B Building System Models in Batch Mode
B.1 About System Generator
B.2 SimGen command-line options
B.3 Decreasing compilation time with num-comps-file and num-build-cpus
B.4 Setting command-line options from System Canvas

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A 31 May 2014 Non-Confidential New document for Fast Models v9.0, from DUI0370R for v8.3.
B 30 November 2014 Non-Confidential Update for v9.1.
C 28 February 2015 Non-Confidential Update for v9.2.
D 31 May 2015 Non-Confidential Update for v9.3.
E 31 August 2015 Non-Confidential Update for v9.4.
F 30 November 2015 Non-Confidential Update for v9.5.

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