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Re: [Qemu-ppc] Emulation of Virtex 5 FX100T running two embedded PPC440

From: Edgar E. Iglesias
Subject: Re: [Qemu-ppc] Emulation of Virtex 5 FX100T running two embedded PPC440
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2014 12:30:01 +1000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21+155 (d3096e8796e7) (2012-12-30)

On Sat, Apr 19, 2014 at 10:31:39AM +0200, Pierre Mallard wrote:
> Hello,


> I am looking for possibility to emulates a Virtex-5-FX100T with two PPC-440
> board.
> One of my main concern is to be able to develop and test software level (i.e.
> executable C code on a given OS on the dual PPC 440), without the real 
> hardware
> or evaluation board to speed up final integration step. 
> I would therefore like to know what are the possibility to emulate hw platform
> and what would be the OS supported.
> Since I am pretty new to those techno. I may need some help  to have a 
> clearer
> understanding on what I shall pay attention and what I should expect from
> emulation compare to real hardware.
> I've seen that xilinx supports qemu for some platform ( Zynq and Microblaze )
> and that qemu seems to have an ML507 PPC 440 emulated board working with linux
> OS.
> As a start I'm wondering whether the ML507 PPC 440 emulation board can be
> configured to run two embedded processors ?

No, the model is single core at the moment.

You will likely need to do a bit of QEMU hacking to get multiple cores
in there.

> I would also need UART for RS422 communication and being able to develop a 
> stub
> for FPGA bitstream that will be implemented in final board. Again I might
> forgot important keypoint in my requirements, please correct me if possible. 

In the QEMU board there is a UART16550, You can instantiate other UARTs
by editing the machine description if needed.


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