Have you ever needed a fast and easy way to test your new FPGA board?
You know you have all the interfaces but it will take time to finish the software or the verification just to start debugging.
This core might be what you are looking for.
The UART to Bus IP Core is a simple command parser that can be used to access an internal bus via a UART interface. The parser supports two modes of operation: text mode commands and binary mode commands. Text mode commands are designed to be used with a hyper terminal software and enable easy access to the internal bus. Binary mode commands are more efficient and also support buffered read & write operations with or without automatic address increment.
VHDL version now available
|Manufacturer||Family||Device||Device Utilization||Elements Utilization||Fmax|
|Xilinx||Spartan 3||xc3s50-5pq208||25%||195 Slices||>150MHz|
|Xilinx||Virtex 5||xc5vlx30-3ff324||2%||99 Slices||>200MHz|
|Altera||Cyclone III||ep3c5f256c6||5%||235 LEs||>200MHz|
|Altera||Startix III||ep3sl50f484c2||165 Registers, 186 ALUTs||>200MHz|