LUTIAC - Small Processors for Small Programs

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Dave Galloway and Dave Lewis

Altera Toronto

November, 2010

Occasionally a designer needs a soft processor for a very simple task that can be described in a few lines of code.  A standard soft processor may be too large for the job, particularly if the design needs many processors acting in parallel. This talk looks at a soft processor which is two to four times more area efficient than Altera's NIOS II soft processor, but is suitable only for very small programs.