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

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Chapter 4

System configuration in Simics

Simics structures a virtual platform into a hierarchical structure of reusable components, with typed connectors. The components mimic the physical or logical breakdown of a system. The Simics system panel can be used to provide a visualization of a system that makes sense to the end user. Chapter 4 presents the Simics component system, as well as the system panel and script systems, which are used to build systems from individual device and processor models.

Keywords

components; scripting; system setup; system panel

I must create a system or be enslaved by another mans; I will not reason and compare: my business is to create.

—William Blake

As outlined in Chapter 2, a Simics configuration can consist of an ...

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