This program takes a .out trace file produced by TimeMill and converts it to
a file suitable for viewing with AReview, a waveform drawing
tool developed by ARM Ltd. The largest task
involved in this is the need to recognise the
signals that constitute a bus and produce the appropriate AReview bus
- The name of trace file produced by TimeMill. The .out extension will be
added will be added if needed.
- The trace converted to AReview format. The basename
section of the filename is derived from the input filename
In the main, the format of the .out and .trc files are very similar,
so most of the information is copied directly from one file to the
When converting buses into the AReview format it is necessary to allow
for buses in which not all the signals are defined in the trace
file. AReview cannot cope with a bus definition with non-contiguous
indices. If non-contiguous indices are detected, the bus is split into
pieces with contiguous indices.
Furthermore there is a practical limit on the number of signals that
can be grouped into a single bus in AReview. As a result large buses
are split into sections of no more than 32 signals.
As well as adding appropriate bus definitions to the .trc file, the
program converts the hierarchy separator character from '.' to '_', as
required by AReview.
Perl release 5.001d or greater.
Copyright and Licence
The copyright and any intellectual property rights associated with this
work are retained by the author and the University of Manchester, but
permission is granted to freely copy, distribute, modify and use this
software under certain conditions, as described in the Artistic Licence (with the deletion of
clause 8). This licence is obtained from the Perl distribution.
Subject to the licensing arrangements described above, the source code may
be obtained from http://www.cs.man.ac.uk/amulet/projects/horn/busparse
TimeMill is a registered trademark of EPIC Design Technology
Inc, 2901 Tasman drive, Suite 212, Sata Clara, CA 95054.
This software was developed as part of the OMI HORN
project at the University
of Manchester Department of Computer Science, funded as part of
the European Union ESPRIT initiative (project number 7249).
Rhod Davies (email@example.com)
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Tue Apr 2 1996 14:07:56