Wind River Simics System Modeling
Learn to use Wind River® Simics® Model Builder for modeling systems.
This course provides engineers and system architects with a fast, cost-effective way to learn to use Wind River® Simics® Model Builder for modeling systems. Wind River Simics Model Builder is an add-on to the Wind River Simics system simulator that lets you create your own models, ranging from simple devices to complex, multi-component systems. The course explains how to build models of on-chip systems and boards from an existing set of devices and other components.
After this course, participants will be able to perform the following:
- Follow the general component modeling process.
- Create hierarchical component models in Python.
- Compile components and test them for correct functionality, including Simics features like checkpointing and reverse execution.
- Wind River Simics Model Builder for Simics 4.8
Who Should Attend
- Software developers and testers
- This one-day, expert-led course consists of lectures and lab sessions.
- Attendees use Wind River Simics Model Builder for Simics 4.8 to gain experience with the topics presented.
- Participants write, compile, and test Python code to model custom systems.
- Participants receive individual guidance from an expert engineer who has extensive experience with Wind River technologies.
The System Modeling Process
- Eclipse integration
- LAB: Planning a Simics system model
- LAB: Preparing the modeling environment
Basics, Device Information, and Attributes
- Component basics
- Getting device information
- Component attributes
- LAB: Creating a component
Handling Slots, Creating Components, and Manual Testing
- Handling slots
- Compiling and creating components
- Manually testing components
- LAB: Adding slots and testing manually
- Connector concept
- Connector behavior
- Connector implementation
- Connector slots
- LAB: Adding and using a connector
GUI Integration and Machine Scripts
- GUI integration
- Machine script concept
- Machine script creation
- LAB: Modeling a board—the first iteration
Common Modeling Tasks
- Configuring memory maps
- Connecting devices
- Debugging component code
- LAB: Modeling a board—the second iteration
- Test suites
- Eclipse integration
- LAB: Automating test execution
- Some experience with embedded software development
- Python programming experience
- Basic understanding of simulation
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