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28 1) Period calculations through 1/freq on testbench use now a numerator definition in order to extract nano seconds of the divisions. Previously the number 1e9 was being repeatedly typed as numerator, now FREQ_NUM_FOR_NS is used.

2) There is a possibility of enabling the GENERIC_CLOCK_DIVISION for the testbench, so that you can test the outcome of different system clock inputs and internal clock adjustments. To do so, NO_CLOCK_DIVISION definition of minsoc_bench_defines.v has to be commented out.
-This also requested the initialization of the internal registers clk_int and clock_divisor of the minsoc_clock_manager.v, this is made by the testbench in case the NO_CLOCK_DIVISION definition is NOT defined.

3) Howto part of implementing Ethernet for the Spartan3E Starter Kit has been completely described. (Chapter 7, subitem 3)
rfajardo 4599d 23h /minsoc/trunk/doc/
25 Updated the howto document to adapt minsoc to a new update of the Advanced Debug System.
-Compilation of adv_jtag_bridge needs a Makefile adjustment.
-Simulation and Implementation have to remove a definition on the adbg_defines.v file.

Both adjustments simply removes the new JSP (JTAG Serial Port), which has been included in the new release of the Advanced Debug System.
rfajardo 4629d 04h /minsoc/trunk/doc/
24 E-mail in the documentation has been corrected. rfajardo 4692d 16h /minsoc/trunk/doc/
23 Paragraph minor changes, used in announcement and double checked. rfajardo 4696d 21h /minsoc/trunk/doc/
22 Status progress and howto pdf documents were not commited, there now. rfajardo 4696d 22h /minsoc/trunk/doc/
21 Including the first draft project documentation. How to and status progress docs are now separate from documentation. rfajardo 4696d 23h /minsoc/trunk/doc/
20 minsoc_defines.v had a semicolon at the end of the two reset polarity definitions.

minsoc_top had a signal array for two different signals which was for backward compatibility. The compatible debugging module is so old that there is no reason for keeping it.

Documentation has been updated to better explain how to use the definitions files, minsoc_defines.v and or1200_defines.v. An example for Altera devices has been added too.
rfajardo 4704d 00h /minsoc/trunk/doc/
19 Documentation update. How To: 7) Examples:
-Spartan 3E Starter Kit no Ethernet has been already tested and is known to work.
-Spartan 3E Starter Kit with Ethernet not yet.
-change of sw/support/orp.ld cannot be done by only commenting and uncommenting line, the instruction, documentation line, which said so has been removed.
-Further possibilities -> Further area optimization possibilities.
rfajardo 4735d 04h /minsoc/trunk/doc/
17 Ethernet testbench speed penalty solved. Now Ethernet of testbench and minsoc can be enabled by only uncommenting `define ETHERNET on minsoc_defines.v.

send_mac, get_mac and uart_send tasks have been included/improved. Also a testbench, which works for both included firmwares is added. (eth and uart)

If ETHERNET is defined for the SoC, both firmwares will complete successfully. If not, the eth firmware will stall when trying to access the Ethernet module.
rfajardo 4768d 23h /minsoc/trunk/doc/
12 1) spi_top.v:
-TX_NEGEDGE bug reported and recommended solution by Blaise Gassend. (Thank you)
2) minsoc howto extended to:
-synthesis of minsoc for Spartan3E Starter Kit with Ethernet
3) spartan3e_starter_kit.ucf changed:
-it had problems regarding pin definitions and IO logic types for mapping and place&route. Working flawless now.
rfajardo 4786d 19h /minsoc/trunk/doc/
6 No implementation relevant changes.

Testbench used generic memory from minsoc_onchip_ram.v has been changed to reflect the correct model of the FPGA's onchip rams: address register and write accesses are sensitive to rising clock edge.

Documentation updated to reflect another trial and next steps to speed up the memory access from 2 clocks to 1. The negated clock approach is not standard. The right way to do it would be to use the wishbone signals cti and bte and change the minsoc_onchip_ram_top.v.
rfajardo 4819d 04h /minsoc/trunk/doc/
5 vpi path corrected in how to. rfajardo 4825d 03h /minsoc/trunk/doc/
4 minsoc_bench.v had a big memory declaration to load the firmware, which was not necessary.

jp-io-vpi.vpi has to be compiled for different systems so removed from the project. Documentation now explains how to do it.

Documentation now includes:
-vpi module compilation
-gdb patch for adv_jtag_bridge
-ideas for future work on minsoc (To Do v.2)
rfajardo 4825d 03h /minsoc/trunk/doc/
3 Changed documentation
-advice to compile sw/utils before compiling target software
rfajardo 4829d 01h /minsoc/trunk/doc/
2 First commit of project. Beta status:
-testbench: working
-firmware: working
-RTL: Working for: Xilinx Spartan-3A DSP Development Kit
rfajardo 4829d 02h /minsoc/trunk/doc/

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