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84 Minor updates. dgisselq 2417d 20h /zipcpu/trunk/rtl/
83 Added a flag to indicate whether an exception took place on the first
or second half of a VLIW instruction--will be zero in non-VLIW mode,
equivalent to the second half of the instruction having caused the
exception. (Expect these flags to be reordered some time in the future into
a less haphazard ordering ...)

Vastly simplified the pipeline logic, primarily for op_stall, but also touched
opA and opB. (Trying to fit within timing on Spartan 6 ...)

Changed division instruction to include a reset on clear_pipeline, to make
certain [BC $addr; DIV Rx,Ry ] works regardless of whether the condition is
true.
dgisselq 2417d 20h /zipcpu/trunk/rtl/
82 Found and (I hope) fixed a nasty bug that would send the prefetch into an
endless loop whenever you jumped to an instruction at the last location
in an unloaded cache line.
dgisselq 2417d 20h /zipcpu/trunk/rtl/
81 Trying to clean up ISE generated warnings. dgisselq 2417d 20h /zipcpu/trunk/rtl/
80 Bug fix: declared the (combined) multiply to be signed again. Also
changed the name of the generate'd for block, to keep ISE from complaining.
dgisselq 2417d 20h /zipcpu/trunk/rtl/
71 This contains a bunch of bug fixes. (A lot ...) For example, the pipeline
stall code has also seriously changed, to fixed the pipeline memory load/op
stage conflict, while maintaining no-stall operation for operands that don't
need an offset. This had a cascading effect, however, so that the multiply
could no longer complete in a single cycle. Therefore, the timing on the
multiplies was slowed down to two cycles from a single cycle. (It's the
only two-cycle ALU operation ...) The illegal instruction code has also been
fixed, so that illegal instructions no longer stalls the prefetch bus.
dgisselq 2422d 23h /zipcpu/trunk/rtl/
69 This implements the "new Instruction Set" architecture for the Zip CPU. It's
a massive change set, that touches just about everything but probably not
enough of everything. Please see the spec.pdf for a description of this
new architecture.
dgisselq 2429d 03h /zipcpu/trunk/rtl/
66 Adjusted the support for the DEBUG_SCOPE within these so that it can be
compiled in, or not, based upon an external build configuration file: cpudefs.v.
That allows me to make that file project specific, while the rest of the CPU
is shared among all projects.
dgisselq 2490d 03h /zipcpu/trunk/rtl/
65 Lots of logic simplifications to the core, in addition to better support for
illegal instruction detection and bus error detection. The biggest change
had to deal with pushing the debug write interface into the ALU write
processing path. This simplifies the logic of adjusting the PC and CC
registers primarily, but also any writes to other registers. It also delays
these register writes by a clock, but since the debug interface is already
ridiculously slow I doubt that matters any.
dgisselq 2490d 03h /zipcpu/trunk/rtl/
64 Shuffled some comments into here from elsewhere. dgisselq 2490d 04h /zipcpu/trunk/rtl/
63 Simplified bus interactions, and added support for detecting illegal
instructions (i.e. bus errors) in the pipefetch routine.
dgisselq 2490d 04h /zipcpu/trunk/rtl/
62 Simplified the subtraction logic, so the carry bit no longer depends on
a separate 32-bit operation but becomes part of the subtract operation.
dgisselq 2490d 04h /zipcpu/trunk/rtl/
61 Simplified the bus delay logic. Depends upon the stall line being irrelevant
outside of a bus cycle.
dgisselq 2490d 04h /zipcpu/trunk/rtl/
56 Here's a bit of work in progress for getting the Zip CPU working on a XuLA2
board. Many changes include: the existence of a cpudefs.v file to control
what "options" are included in the ZipCPU build. This allows build control
to be separated from the project directory (one build for a XuLA2 board,
another for a Basys-3 development board). Other changes have made things
perhaps harder to read, but they get rid of warnings from XST.

A big change was the addition of the (* ram_style="distributed" *) comment
for the register set. This was necessary to keep XST from inferring a block
RAM and breaking the logic that was supposed to take place between a register
read and when it was used.
dgisselq 2500d 06h /zipcpu/trunk/rtl/
49 Final set of changes finishing the Dhrystone package. Dhrystone, as
implemented by hand in assembly, now works.
dgisselq 2509d 22h /zipcpu/trunk/rtl/
48 Files added/updated to get Dhrystone benchmark to work. Several fixes
to the CPU in the process, 'cause it wasn't working. Stall-less ALU
ops now work better, to include grabbing the memory result as it comes out
of the memory unit and placing it straight into either ALU or memory unit
for the next instruction.
dgisselq 2509d 22h /zipcpu/trunk/rtl/
38 A couple of quick updates:

- The Zip CPU now supports pipelined memory access at one clock per
instruction (assuming all the instructions are in the cache)
- There is now a 'zipbones' module to build a Zip System without peripherals.
Any peripherals would then need to be external to the CPU.
- Some bug fixes.

Documentation changes coming shortly.
dgisselq 2513d 03h /zipcpu/trunk/rtl/
36 *Lots* of changes to increase processing speed and remove pipeline stalls.

Removed the useless flash cache, replacing it with a proper DMA controller.

"make test" in the main directory now runs a test program in Verilator and
reports on the results.
dgisselq 2522d 06h /zipcpu/trunk/rtl/
34 Bunches of changes, although very little changed with the core itself.

Regarding the core, some bugs were fixed within zipcpu.v (the CPU part of the
core), so that the debugger can change the program counter. The debugger
can now halt the CPU and then view, examine, and modify registers to include
the program counter, although live changes to the CC register have not been
tested.

There was also a bug in the stall handling of the wishbone bus delay line. This
has now been fixed.

Moving outwards to the system, some parameters have been added to zipsystem
to make it more configurable for whatever environment you might wish to place
it within. Other minor clean ups have taken place, mostly to the internal
documentation.

Lots of changes, though, to the assembler. The big one is the implementation
of #define macros, C style. Several buggy macros were in sys.i. These have
been fixed. The Makefile has been adjusted so that the build of test.S, which
depends upon sys.i, is now properly dependent upon sys.i for make purposes.
Further, not only will zpp, the assembler preprocessor, handle #define macros,
it will also recursive #defines. The assembler expression evaluator has also
been updated to properly handle both operator precedence, as well as modulo
arithmetic.

The master system test file, test.S, found in the sw/zasm directory has been
updated to reflect these new capabilities. (I really need to move it to the
bench/asm directory, so you may expect that change sometime later.)
dgisselq 2548d 01h /zipcpu/trunk/rtl/
30 Here's a 20% increase in performance: We've gone from 0.44 clocks per
instruction up to 0.53 clocks per instruction on the test.S testset. The
cost? Oh, only about 300 slices.

Not bad.

The specification document will also soon be updated with a list of
conditions that create stalls, as eliminating stalls was how I managed to get
the performance up like I did.
dgisselq 2551d 09h /zipcpu/trunk/rtl/

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