[Oberon] Is there MIPS on FPGA

Darek Maksimiuk darek.maksimiuk at gmail.com
Mon May 5 09:42:55 CEST 2014

  There are  some implementations of the MIPS architecture on
opencores.org(for example this one:

  Maybe Prof. Wirth's CPU  shall  be added there as a project? For sure, it
will gain some visibility.


On 4 May 2014 19:22, <Aubrey.McIntosh at alumni.utexas.net> wrote:

> Every time Wirth does something, I am put off by it the first year, before
> I finally understand that it was, once again, brilliant.
> I always liked the MIPS instruction set.  At this point there is a MIPS
> compiler for Oberon, a port of the V4 Oberon system, and even MIPS based
> microcontroller chips that sell for about $5.
> The MIPS description is widely available and new custom chips come out for
> things like routers and other embedded applications from time to time.
> I thought a good project would be to update the V4 MIPS compiler to become
> a Component Pascal compiler, to make an evaluation board with video, and to
> start producing some commercial projects.
> One such project would be a home thermostat with a color display and WiFi
> connectivity.  The display would default to the NOAA forecast for that
> location.  I think V4 would be a very good system to control this board.  I
> would add IPv6 to this, and a private network for fire, ambulance, and
> civil infrastructure so that interaction between the thermostats could
> provide infrastructure during emergencies.  As someone who lives in a Gulf
> state, there is always the thought of "hurricane preparation."
> It could have USB mouse & keyboard, and be a completely fine stand alone
> V4 project.
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