CoWare announced the Versatile Virtual Reference Board with access provided through Software as a Service (SaaS). The Virtual Platform is a soft emulator of the ARM RealView Versatile Platform Baseboard for ARM926-EJS provided for educational purposes only. It includes a virtualized Ethernet Controller, UARTs, keyboard and mouse interfaces, and a frame-buffer console that enables designers to interact with the platform. The packages come with a complete Linux software stack, including kernel and file-system. A comprehensive user’s guide introduces the usage of virtual platforms for embedded software development.
Versatile Virtual Reference Board Highlights
- Run a virtual version of the ARM RealView Versatile Platform Baseboard for ARM926-EJS
- Learn, execute and debug full operating systems and software stacks such as Linux and Android
- Interface with a virtual mobile device including a GPS, a realistic user interface and a virtual modem
- Evaluate power consumption
- Test and optimize your applications
Developers will learn to debug and analyze embedded software along with the underlying hardware platform. The self-study tutorial style user’s guide introduces new debugging techniques, enabled by the unique control and visibility provided by virtual platforms. Even a Linux beginner will gain a lot of insight into the operation of a complex operating system such as Linux. The user will also learn how to create custom debug and analysis solutions based on a flexible scripting framework.