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Multiple PicoBlaze/Bus access

Started by Abdul Nizar February 19, 2004
My design has 2 PicoBlaze processors on a Spartan-IIE sharing a common
IO bus (PORT_ID, IN_PORT, OUT_PORT, READ_STROBE, WRITE_STROBE). I am
planning to use simple priority based bus arbitration. Now I am trying
to figure out the minimal changes I need make to the PicoBlaze core in
order for the IO logic to be bus aware. It needs to assert BREQ to
request the bus, wait until BACK, use the bus, then deassert BREQ to
release the bus.

Any suggestions are most appreciated. Any resources I can look at?

Thanks,

- Abdul
In article <c204a8fb.0402191232.14222631@posting.google.com>,
 abduln@gte.net (Abdul Nizar) writes:
>My design has 2 PicoBlaze processors on a Spartan-IIE sharing a common >IO bus (PORT_ID, IN_PORT, OUT_PORT, READ_STROBE, WRITE_STROBE). I am >planning to use simple priority based bus arbitration. Now I am trying >to figure out the minimal changes I need make to the PicoBlaze core in >order for the IO logic to be bus aware. It needs to assert BREQ to >request the bus, wait until BACK, use the bus, then deassert BREQ to >release the bus.
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