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Mark
post May 15 2005, 02:54 PM
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Virtera has released version 1.0.0 of its Zaurus emulation software. You can get the demo version from http://www.virtera.com for free! The software is called VirtualMHz for ARM and the Zaurus emulation is only one part of it. In general, it's a general-purpose simulator of the ARM architecture and implements the SA-1100 as its first micro-processor and Zaurus SL-5500 as its first platform. It uses dynamic instruction translation so performance is pretty good - on a fast enough PC, you can emulate an SL-5500 in real-time!

Previous versions were available as beta tests for 30 days. The demo version is now time unlimited and fully featured. In fact the demo version only lacks some of the debug and developer mechanisms of the full product (which has not been released yet), but everything else is included. This is a proprietary product and not based on open source. The software only runs on Linux on a PC. Sorry, no Windows version yet.

If you're interested, check it out at:

http://www.virtera.com

Follow the link for Software Download. You need to fill in the download form to access the software. There are also various documents and the whitepaper available for download, plus a FAQ and bulletin board.

Cheers,

Mark.
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post May 15 2005, 03:05 PM
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PLease post when you have the full version for the 6k. This is really cool stuff, but I don't have a 5500. a virtual 6k, however..... I'd at least find people to help buy 'em for the developers smile.gif
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post May 15 2005, 03:35 PM
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QUOTE(adf @ May 15 2005, 04:05 PM)
PLease post when you have the full version for the 6k. This is really cool stuff, but I don't have a 5500. a virtual 6k, however.....  I'd at least find people to help buy 'em for the developers smile.gif
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We're working on it, but it'll take a while. The first part is upgrading the micro-processor model from the obsolete StrongARM series to the PXA XScale series. The instruction set side isn't too hard (at least assuming that Thumb isn't being used), and at first glance I thought the peripheral set was pretty similar. However, when you look into the details the memory map is completely different and every on-chip peripheral that was re-used from the SA-1100 has changes, sometimes minor but sometimes major extensions. Then there are the new peripherals (though perhaps not many of these are used) and the Sharp custom ASICs ... I'll certainly post when there's more to report on this activity, lots of people are interested in it.

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Mark.
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post May 31 2005, 09:26 AM
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I'd try it (and possibly buy it) if it is licensed morally-- something like GPL or along those lines.
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