Fixed Virtual Platform (FVP) Support

This section lists the supported Arm FVP platforms. Please refer to the FVP documentation for a detailed description of the model parameter options.

The latest version of the AArch64 build of TF-A has been tested on the following Arm FVPs without shifted affinities, and that do not support threaded CPU cores (64-bit host machine only).


The FVP models used are Version 11.22 Build 14, unless otherwise stated.

  • FVP_Base_AEMv8A-AEMv8A-AEMv8A-AEMv8A-CCN502 (Version 11.17/21)

  • FVP_Base_AEMv8A-GIC600AE (Version 11.17/21)

  • FVP_Base_AEMvA

  • FVP_Base_AEMvA-AEMvA

  • FVP_Base_Cortex-A32x4

  • FVP_Base_Cortex-A35x4

  • FVP_Base_Cortex-A53x4

  • FVP_Base_Cortex-A55

  • FVP_Base_Cortex-A55x4+Cortex-A75x4

  • FVP_Base_Cortex-A55x4+Cortex-A76x2

  • FVP_Base_Cortex-A57x1-A53x1

  • FVP_Base_Cortex-A57x2-A53x4

  • FVP_Base_Cortex-A57x4

  • FVP_Base_Cortex-A57x4-A53x4

  • FVP_Base_Cortex-A65

  • FVP_Base_Cortex-A65AE

  • FVP_Base_Cortex-A710x4 (Version 11.17/21)

  • FVP_Base_Cortex-A72x4

  • FVP_Base_Cortex-A72x4-A53x4

  • FVP_Base_Cortex-A73x4

  • FVP_Base_Cortex-A73x4-A53x4

  • FVP_Base_Cortex-A75

  • FVP_Base_Cortex-A76

  • FVP_Base_Cortex-A76AE

  • FVP_Base_Cortex-A77

  • FVP_Base_Cortex-A78

  • FVP_Base_Cortex-A78AE

  • FVP_Base_Cortex-A78C

  • FVP_Base_Cortex-X2x4 (Version 11.17/21)

  • FVP_Base_Neoverse-E1

  • FVP_Base_Neoverse-N1

  • FVP_Base_Neoverse-V1

  • FVP_Base_RevC-2xAEMv8A

  • FVP_BaseR_AEMv8R

  • FVP_Morello (Version 0.11/33)

  • FVP_RD_V1

  • FVP_TC1

  • FVP_TC2 (Version 11.23/17)

The latest version of the AArch32 build of TF-A has been tested on the following Arm FVPs without shifted affinities, and that do not support threaded CPU cores (64-bit host machine only).

  • FVP_Base_AEMvA

  • FVP_Base_AEMvA-AEMvA

  • FVP_Base_Cortex-A32x4


The FVP_Base_RevC-2xAEMv8A FVP only supports shifted affinities, which is not compatible with legacy GIC configurations. Therefore this FVP does not support these legacy GIC configurations.

The Foundation and Base FVPs can be downloaded free of charge. See the Arm FVP website. The Cortex-A models listed above are also available to download from Arm’s website.


The build numbers quoted above are those reported by launching the FVP with the --version parameter.


Linaro provides a ramdisk image in prebuilt FVP configurations and full file systems that can be downloaded separately. To run an FVP with a virtio file system image an additional FVP configuration option -C bp.virtioblockdevice.image_path="<path-to>/<file-system-image> can be used.


The software will not work on Version 1.0 of the Foundation FVP. The commands below would report an unhandled argument error in this case.


FVPs can be launched with --cadi-server option such that a CADI-compliant debugger (for example, Arm DS-5) can connect to and control its execution.


Since FVP model Version 11.0 Build 11.0.34 and Version 8.5 Build 0.8.5202 the internal synchronisation timings changed compared to older versions of the models. The models can be launched with -Q 100 option if they are required to match the run time characteristics of the older versions.

All the above platforms have been tested with Linaro Release 20.01.

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