Fast Models

Software development cycles for embedded systems can be delayed waiting for expensive development hardware. Remaining competitive in today’s market requires fast turn-around of fully-featured software that has been developed on a fully validated system.


Solution: Early access to a Virtual Prototype (VP) for accelerated software development

With ARM Fast Models, software development can begin prior to silicon availability. These extensively validated programmer’s view models provide access to ARM-based systems suitable for early software development. Used in conjunction with ARM DS-5 Development Studio, the Fast Models can help developers debug, analyze, and optimize their applications throughout the development cycle.

Fast Models are delivered as either Fixed Virtual Platforms (FVP) or a library of models for building virtual prototypes tailored to specific SoCs and embedded systems.

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Development of Virtual Prototypes

The Virtual Prototype will typically consist of models of ARM IP, models of 3rd party IP and custom hardware. ARM provides solutions for assembling and building sub-systems with ARM Fast Models. The sub-system is then extended via export to SystemC and connection to 3rd party models via standardised TLM 2.0 interfaces for AMBA. The VP can then be simulated with the Accellera SystemC reference simulator or with the solutions from EDA partners such as Synopsys and Cadence with whom we work closely.

These virtual platforms can then be conveniently distributed to software developers for early software development without the need for expensive, hard to maintain development boards.


  • 実際のハードウェア相当の、最大250 MIPSでARM命令を実行
  • 早期ドライバ開発に加え、アプリケーションおよびファームウェアに対してパフォーマンスおよび精度をカスタマイズ
  • Linux、Android™、Windows Embedded CE、Symbianなどの任意のOSを数秒で起動
  • ARMプロセッサ ベースのサブシステムのSystemC TLM 2.0エクスポート
  • ARMプロセッサ設計に対して完全に検証されている、機能的に正確なARM命令セット モデル
  • 高度なARMテクノロジ(キャッシュ、MMU、LPAE、仮想化、TrustZone、およびVFP)をモデル化
  • 仮想化コンポーネント(イーサネット、LCD、キーボード、マウス)を装備


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