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Cycle-true simulation of the ST10 microcontroller

Author(s): L. Gauthier, A. A. Jerraya

Doc. Source: Design, Automation and Test in Europe (DATE'00)

Publisher: IEEE

Pages: 742

Doi : 10.1109/DATE.2000.840875

With the rising complexity of electronic systems, containing more and more both hardware and software parts, it becomes necessary to simulate simultaneously hardware and software parts at whatever abstraction level. These simulation techniques, called co-simulation, require fast and flexible simulators. In this paper, we introduce the elaboration of a microcontroller simulator for an accurate hardware/software co-simulation at the clock-cycle level. It is our goal to have a simulator which is fast enough to simulate a few minutes of real time execution within a reasonable laps of time. To be more precise, we deal here with the realization of a simulator for the ST10 microcontroller and its integration into a co-simulation environment.