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Software and System Development using Virtual Platforms by Jakob Engblom, Daniel Aarno

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Chapter 2

Simics fundamentals

Chapter 2 defines the basic terminology used throughout the book and introduces the reader to the Simics architecture, design, interface, and execution model. It describes how Simics works and why it works the way it does.

Keywords

Simics architecture; user interface; transaction-level modeling; full-system simulation; fast simulation

We may change the name of things; but their nature and their operation on the understanding never change.

—David Hume

This chapter defines the basic terminology used throughout the book and introduces the reader to the Simics architecture, design, interface, and execution model. It describes how Simics works, and why it works the way it does.

Simics Architecture and Terminology

Simics is ...

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