North Yorkshire, U.K.Labcenter Electronics has added support for Philips Electronics' 16/32-bit ARM7-based LPC2000 family of microcontrollers to its Proteus Virtual System Modeling (VSM) cosimulation software. As a result, you can now simulate the LPC2000 MCU along with external peripherals and other electronic circuits.
Proteus combines mixed-mode SPICE circuit simulation, animated components, and microprocessor models to facilitate cosimulation of a complete microcontroller-based design, making it possible to develop and test that design before building a physical prototype.
With Proteus VSM, you can interact with the design using on-screen indicators such as LEDs, LCDs, and actuators. The simulation takes place in or close to real time. Proteus VSM also provides extensive debugging facilities including breakpoints, single stepping, and variable display for both assembly code and high-level language source.
The VSM architecture allows additional animated models to be created by anyone, including end users. While many types of animated models can be produced without resorting to coding, a documented interface lets you write your own models packaged as Windows DLLs. These models can implement purely electrical behavior or be combined with graphical behavior to simulate almost any kind of application-specific peripheral.
Proteus VSM is distributed and sold in the United States through Taylor River Real Time LLC. Proteus VSM for the LCP2000 is available now and sells for $599.
Labcenter Electronics , +44 (0)1756 753440, www.labcenter.co.uk