The Open Virtual Platforms (OVP) initiative released a reference virtual platform of the ARM Integrator development board using OSCI SystemC TLM-2.0 C++. The virtual platform includes all the models needed for the virtual platform to enable users to run Linux. The virtual platform can be executed either in the OVP simulator (OVPsim), or in a SystemC/TLM-2.0 simulation environment using any of the industry SystemC/TLM-2.0 simulators. The virtual platform and all models are free and available as open source.
The Open Virtual Platforms (OVP) initiative has released new models of ARM processor cores. The new models work with the OVP simulator, OVPsim, and can perform at hundreds of millions of instructions per second (MIPS). The ARM models released are for the v4 and v5 instruction sets from ARM, supporting 13 processor cores across the ARM7, ARM9 and ARM10 families of processor cores. This includes the ARM926E processor core, the most popular core developed by ARM. In addition to making the models for ARM processors available as free and open source, OVP offers free, open source example virtual platforms for OVP users.