Cocotbext Pcie

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Cocotbext Pcie

PCI express simulation framework for Cocotb

Overview

The PCI express simulation framework for Cocotb is a versatile tool that offers comprehensive event-driven simulation of a complete PCI express system. It includes support for various PCIe IP core models such as Xilinx UltraScale, UltraScale+, Intel Stratix 10 H-Tile/L-Tile, and Intel P-Tile. This framework enables thorough testing of PCIe designs, communication between devices, and host-device interactions.

Features

  • Core PCIe Simulation Framework: Implements an extensive event-driven simulation of a complete PCI express system, including root complex, switches, devices, and functions.
  • PCIe IP Core Models: Includes models for Xilinx UltraScale, UltraScale+, Intel Stratix 10 H-Tile/L-Tile, and Intel P-Tile PCIe hard cores.
  • Host-Device Communication: Supports communication between host devices, DMA operations, message passing, and message signaled interrupts.

Installation

Installation from pip (release version, stable):

pip install cocotbext-pcie

Installation from git (latest development version, potentially unstable):

git clone https://github.com/alexforencich/cocotbext-pcie
cd cocotbext-pcie
pip install .

Installation for active development:

git clone https://github.com/alexforencich/cocotbext-pcie
cd cocotbext-pcie
pip install -e .

Summary

The PCI express simulation framework for Cocotb offers a powerful solution for testing and simulating PCIe designs. With support for various PCIe IP core models and host-device communication capabilities, it provides a robust environment for validating PCIe systems and components. Whether for isolated component testing, DMA operations, or device-to-device communication, this framework proves to be a valuable asset in PCIe simulation and verification.