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Designing SOCs with Configured Cores by Steve Leibson

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Chapter 8. The Diamond 212GP Controller Core

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The Diamond 212GP controller core is a general-purpose, 32-bit RISC processor core. Like the Diamond 108Mini core, the Diamond 212GP controller has interfaces for local instruction and data memories but it also includes a cache controller that operates 8-Kbyte, 2-way set-associative instruction and data caches for efficient execution of large programs. Even with the addition of a cache controller, the processor consumes 0.7 mm2 of silicon and 195 W/MHz when implemented with a 130 nm, G-type (general-purpose) process technology. The Diamond 212GP controller core brings many performance benefits of a 32-bit ...

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