[Oberon] System-V - Frame Clipping

Skulski, Wojciech skulski at pas.rochester.edu
Mon Mar 4 16:09:53 CET 2019


the Spartan-3 book which you have is a very good introduction to the PO2013 because it uses the same Spartan-3 board which NW and PR used to implement the original. There is a very good discussion of the asynchronous memory in this book. Pipistrello and the (now defunct) Oberon Station used the same architecture and the same asynchronous memory. So this book is very relevant if you are using one of these boards.

The Spartan-3 book presented many peripherals, such as UART or PS/2. Most FPGA firmware textbooks provide such collections of pieces, presented as design examples. The new books go a long way beyond this approach. The goal of the new books is to build a complete System On Chip. In addition to individual pieces, Professor Chu provides a very clear and complete discussion of system integration using an on-chip bus for data exchange. I really like his minimalistic bus named FPro because it is teaching the essence while leaving the embellishments out. I can only wish that the new Oberon System On Chip will use Professor Chu's firmware and run the Oberon software. 

If you have not yet started the Spartan-3 book then I would advise to rather put your effort into reading the new ones.

Thank you,
From: Oberon [oberon-bounces at lists.inf.ethz.ch] on behalf of Tomas Kral [thomas.kral at email.cz]
Sent: Monday, March 4, 2019 3:42 AM
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Subject: Re: [Oberon] System-V - Frame Clipping

Hi Wojtek,

Thank you for docs pointers. Of the suggested read, I have so far
`FPGA Prototyping by Verilog Examples: Xilinx Spartan-3 Version', not
started reading yet :-(

Tomas Kral <thomas.kral at email.cz>

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