ARM.SoC.Architecture

At its simplest the armulator allows an arm program

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Unformatted text preview: ement functions added, running an operating system. In between these two extremes the ARMulator comes with a set of model prototyping modules including a rapid prototype memory model and coprocessor interfacing support. (There is more detail on this in Section 8.5 on page 225.) The ARMulator can also be used as the core of a timing-accurate ARM behavioural model in a hardware simulation environment based around a language such as VHDL. (VHDL is a standard, widely supported hardware description language.) A VHDL 'wrapper' must be generated to interface the ARMulator C code to the VHDL environment. ARM The ARM Development Board is a circuit board incorporating a range of components and interfaces to support the development of ARM-based systems. It includes an ARM core (for example, an ARM7TDMI), memory components which can be configured to match the performance and bus-width of the memory in the target system, and electrically programmable devices which can be configured to emulate application-specific peripherals. It can support both hardware and software development before the final application-specific hardware is available. ARM Limited supplies the complete set of tools described above, with some support utility programs and documentation, as the 'ARM Software Development Toolkit'. The Toolkit CD-ROM includes a PC version of the toolset that runs under most versions of the Windows operating system and includes a full Windows-based project manager. The toolkit is updated as new versions of the ARM become available. The ARM Project Manager is a graphical front-end for the tools described above. It supports the building of a single library or executable image from a list of files that make up a particular project. These files may be: development board Software Toolkit exercises 47 source files (C, assembler, and so on); object files; library files. The source files may be edited within the Project Manager, a dependency list created and the output library or executable image built. There are many opti...
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