Silver integrates Infineon's TriCore simulator
April 20, 2012.
Silver 2.4 includes Infineon's instruction set simulator TSIM for the TriCore processor family.
TriCore processors are frequently used in automotive ECUs.
Developers are now able to run functions compiled for TriCore directly on Windows PC in Silver. Execution time in Silver is up to 50 million instructions per second (50 MIPS) on a PC with 2.4 GHz Pentium 5. This is fast enough to run complex functions in Silver, much faster than real time, and to optimize their calibration parameters. All you need in order to use this feature is:
- Silver 2.4 with TriCore option
- a HEX file with the TriCore functions and the data to run
- an A2L file that describes the interface (measurements and characteristics) of the functions
- start addresses (entry points) of the functions to run, as listed in the MAP file generated by the TriCore compiler
- PDF, 358 KB Jakob Mauss, Matthias Simons: Chip simulation of automotive ECUs. 9th Symposium Automotive Powertrain Control Systems, 20.-21.09.2012, Berlin. In: Nietschke und Predelli (Eds.): Steuerungssysteme für Automobile Antriebe, expert Verlag, Renningen, 2012.
- PDF, 618 KB Slides of the above presentation