I am a brand new (novice) user of Design start platform.
Downloaded the Cortex-Me IP file, installed the 7-Zip to open it, but nothing happens.
What am I doing wrong?
If you could provide more information, Maybe I can help you. Can you tell me what do you want? setup simulation platform, downloading bin/hex file to FPGA or other things?
I am not sure what does the "nothing" mean.
Thank you for trying to help.
"Nothing" means that, when tried to extract or decompress the file with Zip 7 (click on the file name in Zip 7 window), "nothing happens".
Note: Like I said, I am a novice trying to get some "proof of concept" for my early stage startup, where the base product will be an SOC. I intend to use ARM as processor but I am having trouble getting any traction. I can use any help, in any form, from an ARM expert.
Thank you again.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY- v1b.pdfLAN of Things - Product Brief.doc
So, Can I understand it in this way, you meet some problems when you tried to uzip the file downloaded from web-site?
Firstly, make sure you download the correct files. The follow link is web site of the version Cortex-M3 Eval. https://connect.arm.com/browse/AT421-MN-80001
Secondly, the total size of the file (xxx.tgz) is about 15.7 MB.
Thirdly, unzip the file with the tools 7-zip.
Fourth, you can find verilog code file and documents in the file.
you can find the integration level of the processor cortex-M3 in the corresponding file.
(1) These documents path described in section 2.3 of the document "ARM_Cortex_M3_DesignStart_Eval_r0p0-02rel0_Release_Note" :
(2) your work platform is windows 7? However, the simulation environment provided by Arm are all on linux OS.
you can find the simulation testbench in the following directory:
if you want to simulate on the windows platform, you have to build your own simulation environment.
You need simulation tools : Modelsim
C code compiler: kiel
FPGA synthesis tools: Xilinx or Quartus II
Maybe you also need a verdi/Novas to check RTL code Structure.
the path of simulation scripts as follow:
you can find the file "README". If your work platform is linux OS, it's easy to run simulation according to the step in the file.