Carbon Design Systems announced a TLM-2.0 solution for the AMBA protocol. The solution enables modeling the AMBA protocols with SystemC TLM2-0. The TLM-2.0 for the AMBA protocol solution will execute in any SystemC environment and contains no runtime licensing. Engineers can create models representing AMBA intellectual property (IP) blocks at any level of abstraction. The TLM-2.0 for the AMBA protocol solution is available for free from Carbon’s IP Exchange.
Through a TLM-2.0 transactor adapter, EVE’s ZeBu fast emulation platforms now support the Transaction-Level Modeling Standard (TLM)-2.0, the Open SystemC Initiative (OSCI) interface standard for SystemC model interoperability and reuse. TLM-2.0 support gives software developers and hardware verification teams an interoperable way to map their SoC development environments to EVE’s emulators. It ties both ESL virtual platforms and simulation environments more closely to ZeBu and to each other, providing a standards-based methodology to reuse components for software development, hardware verification and hardware/software co-verification.
Carbon Design Systems unveiled virtual models for ARM Mali Graphic Processor Units (GPUs). The new Mali models represent the first in a new generation of ARM models from Carbon Design Systems. The built-in TLM-2.0 interface gives each model the flexibility for architectural exploration, firmware development and application software development. Mali models are available now from Carbon Design Systems.
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.