lab9_f11_gcpu - University of Florida EEL 3701 Fall 2011 Dr...

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University of Florida EEL 3701 — Fall 2011 Dr. Eric M. Schwartz Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering 21-Oct-11 Page 1/3 Revision 0 LAB 9: G-CPU: Assembly Programming and Hand Assembly OBJECTIVE The objectives of this lab are to understand the structure of a functioning simple computer (the G-CPU), to learn how to write assembly code, and to understand the correspondence of the assembly language with the timing simulation. MATERIALS Quartus Software (on our web site) G-CPU documentation (on the web site) INTRODUCTION With the knowledge gained in earlier labs, you now have a detailed understanding of the internal structure of a simple Central Processing Unit (CPU). Instead of continuing with your previous existing hardware designs, you are now given a more complete CPU, which is denoted as the General CPU (or G-CPU). In Part A of this lab you will dissect and simulate the assembly code that is given with the G-CPU. In Part B, you will write a G-CPU assembly code program. You will then simulate this new code in Quartus in order to observe the G-CPU bus and register changes during program execution. MATERIALS The website has several files that describe the G-CPU. These files are available in both zipped and un-zipped formats. Print out each of the documents in the zip file found under the heading “Zipped G-CPU Documentation and Simulation files” or these same files in the folder called “Documentation and Simulation files”. Printable Quartus bdf and mif should be downloaded and printed from the website under the heading “Documentation and Simulation files.” SPECIFICATIONS 1. Download GCPU archive file: gcpu_f10.qar. 2. Double click on the file gcpu_f10.qar (or Open Quartus and select “Project | Restore Archived Project…”). a. Specify a “Destination folder:”. I suggest c:/3701/labs/gcpu. b. Select “Yes” when the “Archive directory … create it? window pops up. c. Select “OK” when the “Project Restoration Complete” window pops up. d. Press “Yes”, if necessary, for any version- compatible database update. e. Close the “Compilation Report” window. 3. The project has many folders, all under the destination folder you selected above. The main (top level) file, computer.bdf, is in this folder. The mif files and the simulation (.vwf) files are also in this folder. 4.
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This note was uploaded on 11/12/2011 for the course EEL 3701 taught by Professor Lam during the Fall '08 term at University of Florida.

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