ARM Cortex Synthesizable Virtual Platform (SVP)

Key Features Include:

  • Early firmware development with new IP blocks and models, at high-speeds
  • IP integration testing using application-level processor testing
  • Bluespec SVP accuracy and speed: run your virtual platform at MHz speeds even when integrated with RTL IP
  • Co-emulation: easily leverage your simulation-based verification environments and software-based virtual platforms

Firmware Development

Based on Bluespec’s powerful Synthesizable Virtual Platform (SVP) technology and Processor System Models, our Firmware Development Solution brings true accuracy and performance to the front end of the design cycle. Bluespec’s Firmware Development solution enables working and tested Firmware in time for first silicon arrival. Currently Bluespec is delivering an ARM9 v5 based complete solution. Additional models and capabilities are under development.

IP Integration Into ARM SOCs

With the Bluespec ARM Synthesizable Virtual Platform, you can integrate and run your ARM IP in an ARM SOC model, including Linux at MHz speeds. Explore and validate architectures early. Develop firmware that works with your ARM IP model. And, if you start with a model of your ARM-based IP developed using BSV, you can easily and quickly refine your ARM IP model into a high-quality implementation.

SVP Infrastructure Foundation

ARM Cortex v7 System Models

Bluespec is currently delivering an ARM Cortex v7-based complete solution. If you are interested in supporting another processor or if you have synthesizable RTL for your processor, please contact Bluespec sales.

Linux Software Stack

Linux comes pre-ported and boots in seconds. Programs can be quickly developed for the ARM and integrated to access AMBA and memory resources for software-based verification.

Third Party Tools

Works with traditional SW Development Tools and Host Tools such as GDB for debugging.