McAdam's RISC Computer Architecture :: Overview

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Name: marca
Created: Feb 1, 2007
Updated: Feb 2, 2007
SVN Updated: Mar 10, 2009
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Other project properties

Category: Processor
Language: VHDL
Development status: Stable
Additional info: FPGA proven
WishBone compliant: No
WishBone version: n/a
License: GPL


McAdam's RISC Computer Architecture (marca) is a simple 16-bit microprocessor, implementing a load/store instruction set architecture and featuring a 4-stage pipeline.


- 16 16-bit registers
- Harvard architecture
- all memories on-chip
- 16KB instruction ROM
- 8KB data RAM
- 256 byte data ROM
- load/store instruction set architecture
- 75 instructions
- 16 interrupt vectors
- 4-stage pipeline


- running on an Altera Cyclone FPGA

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