32-Bit Emulator Chip for High Throughput Processing.
Final rept. 30 Nov 95-11 Jun 96
SYSTEMS AND PROCESSES ENGINEERING CORP AUSTIN TX
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Systems and Processes Engineering Corporation SPEC has developed a high throughput emulator chip which provides direct execution of existing ANAYK-14 standard code on the commercially available PowerPC microprocessor. The SPEC emulator chip allows legacy and PowerPC code to be executed simultaneously, supporting an easy migration path to a full PowerPC code implementation. The SPEC emulator chip has better performance than a traditional software emulation or ROM based design. The SPEC emulator chip has lower fabrication and maintenance cost than using a multiple parallel processor approach. In summary, the SPEC emulator chip has the following features 1 Full ANAYK-14 emulation, 2 Simultaneously integrates legacy and new native PowerPC code, 3 Requires no software modifications, 4 Direct replacement of the ANAYK-14 processor card, 5 Ease in performance validation, and 6 Low cost and maintenance. SPEC can develop drop in replacement circuit cards to meet specific user applications based on its ASIC design implementation. Emulator ASICs can either be implemented in CMOS or GaAs providing up to 500 MHz operation.
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