Fujitsu Announces Fast Cycle-for-Cycle ARM CPU Simulator

The company claims it now has the world's fastest ARM core simulation technology.

Fujitsu's simulation technology is based on a JIT compiler that enables hardware designers to run cycle-level simulations of multicore ARM processors that can be executed on a "standard PC" Fujitsu says that the system runs at "more than 100 MHz" and is more than 100 times faster than previous simulators. The margin of error is +/- 5 percent in respect of the actual hardware.

Since ARM cores are widely used for smartphones, tablets and future entry-level PCs, Fujitsu believes that its simulator will result in shorter development cycles as well as a greater variety of ARM-based systems. The company said that it intends to continue its development and make its simulator both faster and more accurate.

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  • kenyee
    Dammit...I need this for the Android simulator which is slow as molasses when running AVDs....Like nowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! :-)
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  • classzero
    kenyeeDammit...I need this for the Android simulator which is slow as molasses when running AVDs....Like nowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! :-)


    Agreed, the slow Android SDK forced me to buy an Android. I only use it for developing but they got me to buy one.
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  • GreaseMonkey_62
    Sounds cool.
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