Sorgelig wrote:I think even MPFE is not required for simulation. VIP uses AvalonMM interface to access the memory.
I'm not familiar with simulation, but i believe AvalonMM should be an essential part of simulation components.
It depends on what he wants to simulate and for what purpose. It is really not clear at all what he wants to do.
You can't simulate just the Avalon MM interface by itself. The interface is just a set of signals. You have to simulate an Avalon MM slave if you want a simulation model to drive the interface. But yes, depending on the type of simulation you want, the slave doesn't have to be an MPFE model.