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Fin.

This week marked the end of my internship and I was really grateful to have Dr Shawn as my supervisor. I would like to summarise my learning experience over this 12 weeks of internship. Git Git was a version control system to note the progress of software development. Instead of Read more…

Connecting Wishbone switches

I continued to work on the Wishbone switch throughout the week. First of all, I added some additional signal ports to the Wishbone switch I created last week. Those additional signals were described as follows, based on the Wishbone specification. MASTER signals SEL_O: It denoted the location of valid data. Read more…

A tale of a Wishbone switch

I was working on a Wishbone switch in this week. The switch would be able to pass data to either the downstream or the I/O device from the upstream. To design a Wishbone switch, it was crucial to understand all signals present in Wishbone. I would describe some Wishbone signals Read more…

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Diving right into Synthesis

In this week I was experimenting with Yosys. Yosys was a Verilog HDL synthesis tool. A synthesis would automatically convert a high-level representation of a circuit to that of a low-level representation. The behavioral design description would be an input for Yosys and it was able to generate a register-transfer Read more…

WISHBONE

For this week, I work on instantiating the modules. Each signals’ name need to be the same as object’s name. For example, a signal named ‘ack_i’ should have an output like ‘B1_ack_i’ as ‘B1’ is the object name. This is achieved by using substring in an AUTO_TEMPLATE. Then I make Read more…

Wishbone Bus Interface

In the past week I managed to instantiate the modules based on the user declared objects. Each C++ declared object is corresponding to an instance module in verilog (you can refer to my previous blog entry for more information ). My task for this week was to connect and wire Read more…

A stumble along the road

This week hasn’t been the most productive for me. I struggled to finish a simple dummy master to test the GPIO and to successfully connect my interface with the GPIO and make sure that all transactions are wishbone compatible. Having examined my results, my supervisor pointed out the following fatal Read more…

Second Week: Wishbone SOC

For this week the task is to explore the Wishbone SOC and create a simple interconnect that is wishbone compatible. The interconnect is to be a slave to the processor and contain several masters that control various I/O devices. While learning what I need to do my new task I Read more…