Actel Cortex

Started by John Aderseen in comp.arch.fpga9 years ago 1 reply

Hey, Does anybody know if there is a port of Linux on the ARM-Cortex on Actel ? Thanks, John

Hey, Does anybody know if there is a port of Linux on the ARM-Cortex on Actel ? Thanks, John


Actel Cortex M1, any info on license fee?

Started by Antti in comp.arch.fpga10 years ago 2 replies

Actel is known lying before, they namly claimed that the use of ARM7 in Actel FPGA is free, actually the FPGA with AES128 that allows the use of...

Actel is known lying before, they namly claimed that the use of ARM7 in Actel FPGA is free, actually the FPGA with AES128 that allows the use of ARM7 costs 100 USD more then FPGA without the key, and well I would not call 100USD "free" Now Actel is about to release the smaller Cortex based FPGA (eg another key for cortex-enable), again Actel claim its "Free" - I hope they are not lying thi...


ARM Cortex for Altera available

Started by Antti in comp.arch.fpga9 years ago 2 replies

Hi looks like ARM is easing up Cortex licensing, so it is no only available for M1 enabled Actel but pretty much ALL FPGA vendors, available...

Hi looks like ARM is easing up Cortex licensing, so it is no only available for M1 enabled Actel but pretty much ALL FPGA vendors, available at the moment however seems to be only Altera Cyclone III version distributed by Arrow for 2500 for the devkit 1 year license and license to distribute 1000 copies Antti


Cortex M1 and GUI

Started by RonGr in comp.arch.fpga8 years ago 1 reply

Hi NG. Have anyone worked with the Cortex M1 Softcore processor and some kind of graphical user interface? Does the processor have enough...

Hi NG. Have anyone worked with the Cortex M1 Softcore processor and some kind of graphical user interface? Does the processor have enough processing power to control such a GUI (for example on a touch display) and still have enough power to address other computations? Kind Regards


Cortex-M1 in Actel in strait VHDL?

Started by self in comp.arch.fpga7 years ago 2 replies

Hello All, I have a requirement to build a SOC design with two Arm cores along with some standard and custom peripherals. The Actel...

Hello All, I have a requirement to build a SOC design with two Arm cores along with some standard and custom peripherals. The Actel Cortex-M1 enabled FPGA's appear to be ideal for my application because the licensing fee is included in the price of the processor. I have started playing around with the Libero tools to see how processor development is done with them. The Libero environme...


Idea Hunt, FPGA + ARM Cortex-M3

Started by Shanjit Singh in comp.arch.fpga5 years ago 3 replies

I aim to demonstrate the need for FPGAs as compared to MPUs like (e.g. ARM = Cortex-M3 based from TI/ST) in doing processing intensive stuff. I...

I aim to demonstrate the need for FPGAs as compared to MPUs like (e.g. ARM = Cortex-M3 based from TI/ST) in doing processing intensive stuff. I am looki= ng for some help in this regard. I want to show that a design based on MPUs= + FPGA will be more faster (feasible?). The following is what i have come up with till now, Comparing N-Point FFTs Compare designs based on Cordic Huge Calcu...


arm cortex M0 ds and legacy spartan 3E 3A 3ADSP starter kits

Started by rp p in comp.arch.fpga5 years ago 1 reply

hi folks, I am investigating for edu. purposes arm cortex M0 "design start edition" in legacy spartan3E1600 or 3adsp1800. Labs can't afford...

hi folks, I am investigating for edu. purposes arm cortex M0 "design start edition" in legacy spartan3E1600 or 3adsp1800. Labs can't afford new boards this year... I am especially interrested in ddr ram / (arm) ahb-lite wrapping : mig/mpmc xilinx tools dont have wizard for that bus, it shoud be doable, but tricky... is there something freely available ?? regards


Actel HAL

Started by Biswarup in comp.arch.fpga8 years ago

Hi, I am getting Cortex-M1 HAL folder with driver software for Actel peripherals. Should I use same HAL folder for 8051s. If not pl. send me...

Hi, I am getting Cortex-M1 HAL folder with driver software for Actel peripherals. Should I use same HAL folder for 8051s. If not pl. send me the link to download HAL for the same. Following doc I found from ACTEL side "Hardware Abstraction Layers The HALs enable the software drivers to be used without modification with Cortex-M1, CoreMP7 and Core8051s and are available for FREE. The ...


Actel Cortex FPGAs, real change of ARM licensing - 0.000 cost to user!!!

Started by Antti in comp.arch.fpga10 years ago 9 replies

Hi information from reliable source (but not verified by actual test- purchases): "Actel silicon with and without Cortex-M1 enable option...

Hi information from reliable source (but not verified by actual test- purchases): "Actel silicon with and without Cortex-M1 enable option cost exactly the same, not a penny more" I requested to verify and repeat that claim, and the source did stand to it. If this is really so - this can only be verified when buying Actel M1 silicon and non-M1 at same time from same vendor, then it ...


Microsemi SmartFusion2 Field Upgrade

Started by Rob Gaddi in comp.arch.fpga1 month ago 4 replies

We're starting a new design, and I again find myself tempted by the Microsemi SmartFusion2 as combination FPGA/uC. It's got a built-in ARM...

We're starting a new design, and I again find myself tempted by the Microsemi SmartFusion2 as combination FPGA/uC. It's got a built-in ARM Cortex-M3, which is a simple dinky micro instead of some big honking A8 application processor that you can't even get up and running without kilobytes of boot code. The smallest, cheapest one is about $15 in small quantity with 64 kB of data memory ...


CPLD + MCU SoC from Cypress, free samples too!

Started by Antti in comp.arch.fpga8 years ago 12 replies

both free samples and 49$ starterkit available, my should be airborn right now somewhere between Paris and my place. The CPLD is small, 190MC,...

both free samples and 49$ starterkit available, my should be airborn right now somewhere between Paris and my place. The CPLD is small, 190MC, but it still much more then the 16MC availabel in ADI's ADuCs or ST's uPSD devices. PSoC 5, Cortex based devices will probably only be available next year Antti


Microsemi FPGAs

Started by John Larkin in comp.arch.fpga3 weeks ago 3 replies

Has anyone used the Microsemi SOCs, the SmartFusion2 FPGAs with an ARM Cortex M3 on chip? How good/awful is the tool set? Any big likes or...

Has anyone used the Microsemi SOCs, the SmartFusion2 FPGAs with an ARM Cortex M3 on chip? How good/awful is the tool set? Any big likes or dislikes? They look like a pretty good deal for a medium FPGA with ARM. -- John Larkin Highland Technology, Inc lunatic fringe electronics


CoreTimer programming in Actel SoftConsole

Started by self in comp.arch.fpga7 years ago

Hello, I am trying to measure the execution time of some code using a CoreTimer block connected to a Cortex-M1 processor design in an...

Hello, I am trying to measure the execution time of some code using a CoreTimer block connected to a Cortex-M1 processor design in an Actel Fusion part. My problem is that TMR_current_value() always returns 0. I am trying to run in TMR_ONE_SHOT_MODE but I have also tried continuous mode but no change. I have also double checked that the CoreTimer block is attached to the APB bus and ...


FPGA board with ARM9

Started by Anonymous in comp.arch.fpga8 years ago 8 replies

I'm looking for a development board with an on-board ARM9. I've seen the ARM-Cortex-M1 that is available on Altera. That might work. In that...

I'm looking for a development board with an on-board ARM9. I've seen the ARM-Cortex-M1 that is available on Altera. That might work. In that case, the ARM core is synthesized directly inside the FPGA... probably ok for me. But I have to assume that there are already boards out there with an FPGA plus an ARM9. Xilinx would be nice since I already have the tools and a rough familiarity....


FPGA Board : Indirect SPI not working

Started by Shanjit Singh in comp.arch.fpga4 years ago

I was able to make my own custom FPGA shield for an ARM Cortex M3 board (ar= duino footprint ofcourse!). I used the PapilioOne as reference for...

I was able to make my own custom FPGA shield for an ARM Cortex M3 board (ar= duino footprint ofcourse!). I used the PapilioOne as reference for basic bo= ard design. There is no FT2232 on the board. I have been able to program the SRAM of the XC3S250E without any problem wi= th my Digilent Adept Tool (JTAG-SPI Full Speed Cable). But unfortunately fo= r me, my Serial Flash SPI based isn't wo...


Altera USB Blaster clone driver for STM32F1xx

Started by Jim Horn in comp.arch.fpga1 year ago 2 replies

Does anyone have the drivers for Windows 10 64 bit use of the STM32F1xx based USB Blaster clones? They are readily available, inexpensive and the...

Does anyone have the drivers for Windows 10 64 bit use of the STM32F1xx based USB Blaster clones? They are readily available, inexpensive and the STM32 Cortex CPU should have plenty of performance for these to work well. However, the firmware isn't fully Altera compatible so when connected via USB they crash the machine with a blue screen reboot. I just received mine and for the pri


NIOS II/e is FULLY FREE NOW !!!!

Started by Antti in comp.arch.fpga8 years ago 2 replies

http://www.altera.com/technology/embedded/news/emb-news-events.html there is small print that is important: NIOS II/e IS FREE VIC, it seems...

http://www.altera.com/technology/embedded/news/emb-news-events.html there is small print that is important: NIOS II/e IS FREE VIC, it seems similar to Cortex NVIC, it DOES reduce the clock cycles wasted with interrupts, a feature that is not yet available for MicroBlaze/PPC where interrupts take forever Antti http://www.youtube.com/AnttiBrain


Xcell Journal issue 75 now available

Started by Mike Santarini in comp.arch.fpga6 years ago

We've now published the spring 2011 edition of Xcell Journal (issue 75), which a cover story on Xilinx's new Zynq-7000 EPP family (boots from an...

We've now published the spring 2011 edition of Xcell Journal (issue 75), which a cover story on Xilinx's new Zynq-7000 EPP family (boots from an ARM Cortex A9 MPU core) and several great features including one on a new state-of-the-art radio astronomy system in Australia. The issue is available in "issuu" online magazine format as well as pdf: http://www.xilinx.com/publications/xcellonline/...


Interface Xilinx KC705 to BeagleBone?

Started by pfraser in comp.arch.fpga5 years ago 16 replies

I'm playing with the idea of interfacing a BeagleBone (cheap dual ARM Cortex A8 board) to a Xilinx KC705 Kintex development board. This will...

I'm playing with the idea of interfacing a BeagleBone (cheap dual ARM Cortex A8 board) to a Xilinx KC705 Kintex development board. This will give me much more CPU processing power than a microblaze could. I thought I could probably do it with a passive interface because the Kintex can deal with 3.3 Volt I/O. I'd probably use a Xilinx 105 debug board on the FMC HPC connector, and hand bu...


Actel is now the only FPGA vendor with hard-core processor in the latest family

Started by Antti in comp.arch.fpga8 years ago 7 replies

as Xilinx has dropped hard processor IP in the latest families it makes ACTEL the only FPGA vendor whos latest product family does have hard...

as Xilinx has dropped hard processor IP in the latest families it makes ACTEL the only FPGA vendor whos latest product family does have hard processor IP. Smart fusion includes Cortex-M3, and yes its available now, I did have the kits in my hand at embedded Antti