Appendix A. Getting the Most Out of Embedded FPGA Processors

Bryan H. FletcherTechnical Program ManagerMemecSan Diego, Californiawww.memec.com

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Note: This appendix is adapted from a paper titled “FPGA Embedded Processors: Revealing True System Performance,” which was presented by Bryan Fletcher at the Embedded Systems Conference in San Francisco in March of 2005.

This book has included multiple examples that combine embedded FPGA “soft” processors with custom-designed FPGA logic to create a mixed hardware/software system, primarily for the creation of embedded, software-driven test benches. For larger-scale systems design, embedding a processor inside an FPGA has many advantages. Specific peripherals can be chosen ...

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