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Re: [Qemu-devel] CMSIS SVD based peripheral definitions

From: Peter Maydell
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] CMSIS SVD based peripheral definitions
Date: Mon, 9 Jan 2017 16:16:05 +0000

On 28 December 2016 at 18:49, Liviu Ionescu <address@hidden> wrote:
> The latest release of GNU ARM Eclipse QEMU (2.8.0-20161227) introduced
> a new technology for implementing peripherals, based on standard
> CMSIS SVD definitions
> (http://www.keil.com/pack/doc/CMSIS/SVD/html/index.html).
> The SVD files are large XML files produced by the silicon vendors,
> and generally are considered the final hardware reference for
> the Cortex-M devices, so they are expected to provide the most
> accurate peripheral emulation.

This certainly seems like a good idea in principle, if there's
enough information in the SVD files to reliably create a
complete board model. The obvious issue that comes to mind
is licensing, though -- what licenses are the SVD files under,
and would those be compatible with QEMU's GPLv2 ?

-- PMM

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