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2   Simics/Ebony Overview

Simics/Ebony models the IBM/AMCC PPC440GP Evaluation Board often refered to as Ebony reference board . The Ebony board includes a PowerPC PPC440GP processor, memory, flash memory, four PCI slots, two ethernet interfaces, two serial ports, a real-time-clock and two i2c busses.

Linux, VxWorks and OSE are known to work on Simics/Ebony. Only files needed to boot Linux are availble from Virtutech. Scripts used to boot VxWorks are also included as examples, but not the VxWorks binaries.

The flashes on the Ebony board are setup according to Configuration 3 in the PPC440GP Evaluation Board User's Manual. Two large flashes are mapped at 0xFFC0_0000 - 0xFFFF_FFFF. Two small flashes are mapped at 0xFF80_0000 - 0xFF8F_FFFF.

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