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Wind River Simics System Modeling

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Course Details Summary

  • Duration: 1 Days
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  • Format: Lectures and Labs
  • Type: Instructor-led
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This course provides engineers and system architects with a fast, cost-effective way to learn to use Wind River® Simics® Model Builder for modeling systems. Wind River Simics Model Builder is an add-on to the Wind River Simics system simulator that lets you create your own models, ranging from simple devices to complex, multi-component systems. The course explains how to build models of on-chip systems and boards from an existing set of devices and other components.

After this course, participants will be able to perform the following:

  • Follow the general component modeling process.
  • Create hierarchical component models in Python.
  • Compile components and test them for correct functionality, including Simics features like checkpointing and reverse execution.
  • Wind River Simics Model Builder for Simics 4.8
  • Software developers and testers

Day 1

The System Modeling Process

  • Terminology
  • Process
  • Utilities
  • Eclipse integration
  • LAB: Planning a Simics system model
  • LAB: Preparing the modeling environment

Basics, Device Information, and Attributes

  • Component basics
  • Getting device information
  • Component attributes
  • LAB: Creating a component

Handling Slots, Creating Components, and Manual Testing

  • Handling slots
  • Compiling and creating components
  • Manually testing components
  • LAB: Adding slots and testing manually


  • Connector concept
  • Connector behavior
  • Connector implementation
  • Connector slots
  • LAB: Adding and using a connector

GUI Integration and Machine Scripts

  • GUI integration
  • Machine script concept
  • Machine script creation
  • LAB: Modeling a board—the first iteration

Common Modeling Tasks

  • Configuring memory maps
  • Connecting devices
  • Debugging component code
  • LAB: Modeling a board—the second iteration

Test Automation

  • Test suites
  • Eclipse integration
  • LAB: Automating test execution

Prerequisite Courses

Prerequisite Skills

  • Some experience with embedded software development
  • Python programming experience
  • Basic understanding of simulation
  • This one-day, expert-led course consists of lectures and lab sessions.
  • Attendees use Wind River Simics Model Builder for Simics 4.8 to gain experience with the topics presented.
  • Participants write, compile, and test Python code to model custom systems.
  • Participants receive individual guidance from an expert engineer who has extensive experience with Wind River technologies.