SOPC - SoC, PSoC, & SoPC Design J. Hamblen SoC,...

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Unformatted text preview: SoC, PSoC, & SoPC Design J. Hamblen SoC, PSoC, & SoPC Design Design a single chip solution Recent option for Embedded Systems System on a Chip (SoC) one chip replaces a embedded system board System on a Programmable Chip (SoPC) is an SoC that uses a large FPGA Intellectual Property (IP) cores are used to provide processors and common hardware for SoPC designs. IP cores are drop in design elements purchased from another vendor eBox 2300- SoC Embedded PC eBox 2300 SoC example Same I/O features as a standard PC motherboard Uses a Vortex 86 SOC X86 Processor Motherboard Chipset is in the Processor chip Boots from Flash memory Notebook disk optional No cooling fan needed and small size 4.5 by 4.5 inch X86 processor is slower than PCs processor Low cost $150 and runs Windows XP and CE Used in ECE 4180, several 4007 design projects and Windows Embedded student design contest SoC ASIC Design Design an single chip Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) solution for the product ASIC Advantages Faster clock speed Lowest cost for very high volume parts 1,000,000 transistors for <$.25 ASIC Disadvantages Long lead time to develop an ASIC Several months or perhaps years Requires complex Legal Agreements with ASIC fab house and for any IP cores needed Can increase time to market Designer must develop complete testing methods Increasing Mask and Design Costs Up to $50,000,000 for a state-of-the-art submicron ASIC High product volume needed to support mask and large engineering development cost need up to $250,000,000 in chip sales to recover these costs (5X development cost) PSoC Design Programmable System on a Chip (PSoC) A small low-cost microcontroller with on chip memory, some programmable logic, and mixed signal hardware (A/D) single chip solution Tools provided to configure hardware, and then write software in assembly or C Also has a new Labview type development tool Limited to just tens of KBs of on chip memory so no OS or full networking support PSoC is a trademark of Cypress PSoC II new 32-bit ARM based processor core Low Cost Cypress PSoC Board SoPC Design...
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This note was uploaded on 09/21/2010 for the course ECE 4180 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Georgia Institute of Technology.

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SOPC - SoC, PSoC, & SoPC Design J. Hamblen SoC,...

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