We are pleased to announce the release of the AMBA ATP Engine, an open-source implementation of AMBA ATP (Adaptive Traffic Profiles). The Engine significantly simplifies the adoption of AMBA ATP for workload modeling and accelerates the research and development of heterogeneous systems.
Computing systems are becoming increasingly complex and computationally demanding. Heterogeneous systems with accelerators and multiple computing cores are used to enable new workloads efficiently and to address increased performance requirements.
This creates challenges for workload modeling, system performance analysis, and architecture exploration of systems-on-a-chip (SoCs).
With that in mind, we developed AMBA Adaptive Traffic Profiles, or AMBA ATP. The AMBA ATP Specification defines a workload modeling framework that balances complex synthetic workload generation with ease-of-use.
AMBA ATP manages complexity by modeling the high-level memory access behavior in a concise, simple, and portable way. Traffic profiles can be used across multiple tools, design, and verification environments to assist with the design and verification of complex SoCs. Traffic profiles enable a simpler and faster simulation mechanism that is simultaneously predictable and adaptive.
AMBA ATP is gaining momentum and is adopted by our ecosystem partners in commercial products and research projects.
Following on from the successful release of the AMBA ATP Specification, we are pleased to announce the AMBA ATP Engine, to further facilitate ATP’s adoption into various platforms.
The Engine is a software module that generates synthetic traffic described using the ATP Specification. It is easily integrated into a host platform such as gem5: It defines a file format for the input and exchange of traffic profiles, exposes an event-driven C++ API and is platform-independent.
ATP Engine characteristics
The Engine is provided with an open-source license and is available on our Git repository with a comprehensive package, including drivers, adapters, documentation, and sample profiles.
It complements AMBA – the widely adopted standard for on-chip communications, building on AMBA’s long heritage of openness, collaboration, dependability, and trust.
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