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Soft Processor Core for Accelerated Embedded Design

  • Rajanish K. Kamat
  • Santhosh A. Shinde
  • Vinod G. Shelake
The synergy of FPGA and soft processor cores has the budding potential to allow the integration SoC into a single FPGA chip. Embedded engineers often fight with the confront of improving performance. Discrete processors a.k.a. hard processors pose the following most striking drawbacks when it comes to embedding them for a particular application:
  • Fixed selection of peripherals, most of them remain unutilized for the given application.

  • No possible customization in clock frequency, that drags the entire system slow or too fast and ends in power inefficiency.

  • Less life time of the processor family

  • Incompatibility interms of package size when a particular processor is being upgraded, posing difficulties in PCB designing.

  • Speed and interface incompatibility when multiple heterogeneous processors are required to work as coprocessors.

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rajanish K. Kamat
    • 1
  • Santhosh A. Shinde
    • 1
  • Vinod G. Shelake
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ElectronicsShivaji UniversityKolhapurIndia

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