Accession Number:

AD1034745

Title:

PDSparc: A Drop-In Replacement for LEON3 Written Using Synopsys Processor Designer

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

MIT Lincoln Laboratory Lexington United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2015-09-24

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

Microprocessors are the engines that drive the modern world. For decades this space has been dominated by large manufacturers, such as Intel and AMD, which design and fabricate a range of stand-alone processors. However the proliferation of small computing devices such as cellphones, laptop computers, and internet-enabled appliances has opened a significant new niche the Application Specific Standard Product ASSP microprocessor. These processors usually start out as soft-cores that are parameterized at design time to realize exclusively the specific needs of the application. The microprocessor is a small part of a working system and requires peripherals such as DRAM controllers and communication sub-systems to properly carry out its function. Therefore, creating a full system requires significant top-level integration.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE