3 Replies Latest reply: Jul 26, 2010 6:40 PM by 807576 RSS

    Beginner question

    807576
      Hi all:

      I'm a university student working on soft-core processors for a course project and I was wondering is there any starter document on how to get the OpenSparc processor on to the Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA (or any other FPGA)?

      Sorry if my question is quite basic, I really don't have any FPGA experience (my background is mostly in firmware development), so I'm trying my best to get up to speed with the FPGA design flow.

      In addition if there is any documentation on how to download an executable on the OpenSparc processor please let me know.

      Any help is much appreciated.

      Thanks in advance,
        • 1. Re: Beginner question
          807576
          senbonzakura1000 wrote:
          ...
          I'm a university student working on soft-core processors for a course project and I was wondering is there any starter document on how to get the OpenSparc processor on to the Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA (or any other FPGA)?
          ...
          In addition if there is any documentation on how to download an executable on the OpenSparc processor please let me know. One source of lots of that kind of information is the OpenSPARC Internals book.
          To get a hardcopy, go to either:
          http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/opensparc-internals/3772198
          or: http://www.amazon.com/OpenSPARC-Internals-David-L-Weaver/dp/0557019745/

          Or, if you only need a soft (PDF) copy, you can download the contents from:
          http://www.opensparc.net/publications/books/opensparc-internals.html
          • 2. Re: Beginner question
            807576
            Thank you so much, I really appreciate your help. I'll give the book a read.

            Best regards,
            • 3. Re: Beginner question
              807576
              The following link has some good information on how to create a Xilinx ISE project for the OpenSparc processor.


              [http://192.9.162.102/thread.jspa?threadID=5326761]