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Enabling Software-Hardware Co-Design to Accelerate IoT and ML Development

Arm Virtual Hardware (AVH) provides a step change in the evolution of Arm’s modeling technology. Arm Virtual Hardware delivers test platforms for developers to verify and validate embedded and IoT applications during the complete software design cycle. Multiple modeling technologies are provided that remove the complexity of building and configuring board farms. This enables modern, agile, cloud native software development practices, such as continuous integration and continuous development CI/CD (DevOps) and MLOps workflows.

Arm Virtual Hardware is available across the following mediums

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Arm Virtual Hardware Corstone and Cortex CPUs

Arm Virtual Hardware Fast Model technology was developed by Arm alongside Arm’s processor IP and verified with the same test coverage as the physical processor.

These models precisely simulate instruction and exception behaviors, offer test interfaces for the Open-CMSIS-CDI standard, and run on local hosted development systems as well as cloud-based CI/CD configurations.

Modelling interfaces and flexible debug tool connections fulfill the test and validation requirements of industry standard development processes while providing a scalable and extensible platform through SystemC. All Cortex-M CPUs and Corstone subsystems leverage Arm Virtual Hardware Fast Models. For users inside mainland China, please access Arm Virtual Hardware through AWS China marketplace for a better user experience.

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Arm Virtual Hardware 3rd Party Hardware

Arm Virtual Hardware hypervisor technology runs on Arm-based Neoverse datacenter CPUs and executes most instructions natively at a much higher speed than is possible with traditional modeling technologies.

These models virtualize the functional behavior of complete SoCs and development kits, including peripherals, sensors, and other board components. This technology executes the same binaries as on real hardware and leverages the board manufacturers’ or Arm silicon partners’ SDKs and software code examples.

This vital replacement of board farms utilize cloud-based servers and avoids the complexity and cost of maintaining physical hardware installations, and provides a natural and easy to use API for today’s software developers.

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i.MX 8M Arm Cortex Complex

STM32U5 IoT Discovery Kit

AVH model for STM32U5 Discovery

Raspberry Pi 4

Raspberry Pi Model 4

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Arm Virtual Hardware (AVH) Service and Partner Integration

The ecosystem for Arm Virtual Hardware is growing rapidly. Partners are both integrating Arm Virtual Hardware into service offerings as well as making Arm Virtual Hardware an integral part of their product offerings through various levels of integration and support.

Interested in integrating Arm Virtual Hardware into your service or adding support for Arm Virtual Hardware to your product? Contact us to become part of the Arm Virtual Hardware ecosystem.

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