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An example of CPU for FPGAs

August 11, 2012

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Zero Characters Left: XENTRAL: A Simple FPGA CPU. The Xentral is an open source example of a CPU that can be synthesized into an inexpensive Spartan FPGA. The HDL source code (written in VHDL) and Xilinx ISE files are here. The project is still at the beginning, the CPU is very simple (e.g. no pipeline) […]

ZPUino open source processor

March 6, 2011

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ZPUino is a project that offers a microprocessor that can be put on FPGA, and that can be programmed with a simple IDE. Everything is open source: the toolchain, the IDE and the VHDL code; and it can be downloaded freely. The hardware architecture is based on the ZPU (Zylin CPU), which is a processor […]

New OpenRISC: academic work helps open source hardware

July 1, 2010

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OpenCores delivered a new version of OpenRISC, an open source processor hosted together with many open source hardware projects; more information on their current news page. What is special about this version is that the major driver for the code development has been an academic thesis on verification. Waqas Ahmed of the Royal Institute of […]

MyHDL on Ubuntu

February 23, 2010

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The MyHDL Python modules can now be installed on Ubuntu using a convenient Launchpad PPA repository.

Languages for hardware development

January 14, 2010

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A subjective view on some hardware description languages.