SimpCon - a Simple SoC Interconnect :: Overview

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Name: simpcon
Created: Nov 28, 2005
Updated: Nov 13, 2007
SVN Updated: Jun 1, 2009
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Category: System on Chip
Development status: Stable
Additional info: FPGA proven
WishBone compliant: No
WishBone version: n/a
License: LGPL


SimpCon is a specification for a simple and efficient system-on-chip (SoC) interconnect. SimpCon provides single cycle commands and provisions for pipelining of read and write connections. SimpCon is public domain and freely available.

Translation to and from Wishbone, the opencores standard interface, are provided.

Documentation is in the CVS at

A paper published at the Austrochip on SimpCon is available from:


- Synchronous interface
- Master/Slave connection
- Piplined transactions
- Low resource usage
- Simple to implement


- First draft document written
- Master implemented for JOP in Cyclone and Spartan-3
- Slave for SRAM access (read pipeline level 2)
- JOP IO devices connected as SimpCon slaves
- Wishbone/SimpCon bridge available

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