bart at nexus.carleton.ca
Mon Mar 26 13:28:48 EST 2001
On Mon, 26 Mar 2001, Francis Pinteric wrote:
> While reading /. today, it talks about the LEON processor, an open
> source SPARC compatible processor. It uses GNU tools and there is an
> open source real time operating system called RTEMS.
> I've gone to the web site to take a look at the DOCS. Does anyone
> here know anything more about it or has played with it?
Played with it a bit, Francis. It is quite a cool concept. They give you
the VHDL code for the sparc in 32 and 64 bit verieties. I am not very
good in VHDL so I didn't look at that much. However they also give you a
simulation environment so if you modify/extend the 'hardware' you can try
to run your C program on it.
You may also want to http://www.opencores.org/ which is a collection of
VHDL code for plugin modules. Some work with the sparc. You can add
eliptic curve crypto or just simple DES to yoru hardware chip.
Bun unlike compiling... making a single chip at a foundary is still quite
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