Virtual Machine Documentation

The virtual machine runs under Ubuntu and allows out-of-the-box generation and co-simulation of virtual prototypes.


The user name is TTool, the password is ttoolVM.

Pre-installed Software

SystemC, SystemC AMS as well as cross-compilers for MIPS32 and PowerPC are pre-installed (cross-compiler installation can be fastidious and time-consuming)


TTool_AMS_Doc.pdf: the main documentation (as available online)


bin contains configure the paths for SystemC and SystemC AMS cxtools contains the binutils include contains some necessary include files systemc-ams.2.1 SystemC AMS installation TTool is the TTool directory tmp is a temporary repository for soclib compilation files


The first time, or after any modifications to the TTool source code, the following two commands must be executed:

in the TTool directory

make ttool make install

Starting TTool : ./ttool.exe

ttool.exe must contain the -experimental option to allow AMS features (default)

Follow the procedure described in the main documentation.

Running the examples

TTool/modeling/SystemC-AMS contains a number of examples. There are three kinds of models : SystemC AMS only, SystemC AMS combined with software running on SoCLib MPSoC, and ELN.

0) source ~/bin/ to set up the environment

1) If the model does not contain any SoCLib components (also called standalone SystemC AMS):

scheduling and code generation phase in the SystemC AMS panel only.

In the SystemC AMS panel, click on the gear at the right of the panel's toolbar.

1.1) Validation and code generation

Validation tab: calculate a valid schedule or warn if delays must be inserted Generate code: generates SystemC AMS code from the SystemC AMS model

1.2) Compilation under SystemC AMS

Files are written in TTool/SysCAMSGenerationCode, where they can be compiled and executed.

A Makefile is generated, as well as two directories containing the code: generated_CPP and generated_H. To compile, type make. If tracing is activated, a .dat file is generated which can be viewed with gaw (gtk analog wave viewer: to download

2) If the model contains software running on a SoCLib platform (there is a GPIO component present in the SystemC AMS model and Svatar Block, state machine and Deployment Diagrams), it is destined for co-simulation. SystemC AMS simulation is combined with full-system simulation with cross-compiled software, using the MutekH micro kernel on a generic SoCLib platform.

2.1) proceed as in 1.1

2.2) Go to the Avatar Deployment Panel. Click on the Syntax Analysis icon in the main toolbar (19th from the left). The application diagram is read in and syntax-checked, the deployment diagram is read in.

2.3) Click on the Syntax Analysis icon in the main toolbar (19th from the left). The Avatar model is read in and syntax analysis of the block and state machine diagrams is performed.

Then, click on the gear rightmost in the Avatar Deployment panel's toolbar (lower toolbar). You might have to enlarge the TTool window in the Virtual Machine. A window opens. In the order of the tabs, perform the following in the left-to-right order of the tabs:

generate code: generates the application code, topcell and some auxiliary files

compile: cross-compiles the application code and links with the micro-kernel

execute: compiles the SoCLib platform and starts simulation

3) Most examples use the TDF and DE MoC. Some (pre-experimental) use the ELN MoC. For the moment ELN can be combined with TDF but not with SoCLib..

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