Tutorial: Creating Virtual Platforms


OVP T3 Tutorial

Chapters:
1Introduction to virtual platforms and the VLNV Component Library
An introduction to creating virtual platforms using modules and components from the VLNV library.
2Creating a Virtual Platform containing Processor and Memory
Creating a hardware module definition of a simple Virtual Platform with a processor and a memory.
3Creating a Virtual Platform containing Processor, Memory and Peripherals.
Creating a hardware module definition of a simple Virtual Platform with a processor, a peripheral model of a UART and a memory.
4Creating a Virtual Platform that shows how to alias address regions.
Adding Memory Aliasing to a hardware module definition using bus bridges. A hardware module definition of a simple Virtual Platform of a processor and a memory is modified to alias memory using a bus bridge.
5Creating a Virtual Platform that supports data endian swapping on address regions.
Including memory data endian swapping between processors and other sub-system. Why this is used with OVP Peripheral models that are implemented using Host machine endian.
6Creating a Virtual Platform containing multiple processors with shared resources
A hardware module definition of a Virtual Platform with multiple processors each having a local private memory and a common shared region of memory, accessed by all processors.
7Creating a Virtual Platform containing multiple processor sub-system modules.
A hardware module definition of a Virtual Platform with multiple processors having local private memory and a common shared region of memory.
8Creating a Virtual Platform containing Hierarchical modules.
In hierarchical designs a common module may be used several times but may require that some aspects are configured, for example memory address. This example shows a module instanced twice and the address on the main bus on which the peripherals appear on the main bus configured.
9Creating a Virtual Platform containing Parameterized Hierarchical modules.
A Virtual Platform can be hierarchical. A module (defining hardware resources) can be instantiated multiple times and connected together. This examples shows a sub-system including a processor, a peripheral (UART) and memory being instanced twice. The UARTS are connected together to allow communication between the two sub-systems applications.