Embedded and moving the wind river of application software manufacturer Wind River Claim to put out the whole system emulation tool Simics 4.6 of redaction today, the function characteristic through the artificial goal hardware, let developer come, carry on research and development, debug and test job of electronic system with brand-new thinking and method, and no matter the large-scale even network electronic system of single processor or high complexity is totally applicable. The latest edition Simics released this time is offered the debugging ability of application software of systems of multiplate clamping of support, having strengthened the function that the project group develops and debugs in coordination, in addition newly-increased ones that direct against the hardware system of the goal are visual Visualization And monitor Surveillance Function.
In recent years, the complexity of the electronic system is nearly increasing at the rate of geometric progression, the increasingly many systems all include many kinds of isomerism Heterogeneous Processor and polykaryon processor, operate multiple software protocol stack and operating system at the same time. More severe, these complicated electronic systems are usually still only a part of a certain large-scale networking system, also pass local bus, framework, local area network or Internet,etc. and large-scale network system link. Because these all linked with one another electronic system complexity and even forming increase by a wide margin, if still adopt traditional developing instrument and mode of operation to carry on intact design debugging, system integration and testing the homework to these systems, the deadlock that will often make the developer fall into and is too tired to deal with, will give a great discount too in operating efficiency.
Wind River Simics has broken the traditional embedded product development fixed mode, can offer the general development environment for an intact system, even if this system is formed by many kinds of different hardware plate cards, and adopted different processors and operating systems. It is one of platforms fictitiouses, the platforms fictitious in fact development environment in what has been offered Simics can emulation their hardwares actuals correspondentses complete. As the developer operates the unnecessary modified goal software on this fictitious platform, such as the firmware Firmware , operating system, middleware Middleware At the application software, can obtain like run these goal the intersection of software and uniform result at actual hardware.
Main function and characteristic of Simics 4.6 of the new edition are sketched as follows:
l Further expand its unique the whole system simulation ability, debug the function in including integration Eclipse true code. This new function has fully utilized the opposite direction of Simics to carry out Reverse Execution And the perception of the operating system, can include system level and advanced application.
l The event group of ruggedization in coordination with the homework function, can let group members share intact electronic system content and all states together, not only help to promote operating efficiency, can also accelerate development and test duration of the software. In addition brand-new to strengthen function, still can live in geographic location and their duty speciality in coordination with homework according to group members, the division basis of dividing into groups as the task, have efficiency in carrying out actually even more in coordination with the homework.
l The ones that support to direct against the hardware system of the goal are visual Visualization With monitoringSurveillance Function. The Video Out allowed to customize, can use Israel Virtual The way presents terminal system interface and visual running status, can thus understand the key function of every system easily, also can early one let terminal user go ahead, know future actual the intersection of hardware and one kind of lookses of system. To developer, this function contributes to controlling and knowing behaviors of various fields of the goal software.
l Can support to operate various goal software, including any commercial operating system, or any set of closing type operating systems researched and developed by manufacturer. So long as the mark software that can be operated as the artificial target’s real hardware is fitted, can run and not have a bit difference on Simics fictitious platform too.
l Can support the key framework of diversified hardwares, such as ARM of the mainstream, Intel, MIPS and Power Architecture framework on the market.
Wind River Simics products tactics and marketing executive vice president Michel Genard are represented: “Wind River Simics has solved the most complicated part in the development process of traditional embedded application, and offer intact support, including system definition and even subsequent products support service from the beginning to the life cycle of the products. The strong function of Simics can assist developers to improve the development, debugging of the electronic system and test the homework, and then accelerate the listing time course of the products, reduce the whole cost and guarantee the quality of the end product reaches the best level, promote the commercial competitiveness of the company on the market effectively. ”
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