Abstract

FPGA-CF is an open-source, portable, extensible communications framework that consists of a small hardware core (less than 600 slices) and a software library/API (Java and C++). It enables a host PC to transmit data at 120 Mb/s to Xilinx-based FPGA boards via Ethernet using standard inter-networking protocols (UDP/IP). A custom lightweight connection-oriented protocol guarantees reliability. The hardware core is directly connected to the Xilinx internal configuration port (ICAP) and supports all ICAP functionality. The core also provides an extensible user-channel interface and provides up to 15, 8-bit user-data channels that can be connected to user circuitry (configurable by the user). The host software API supports both Java and C++ and provides high-level functionality for making connections and transmitting data. The utility of the system is demonstrated by implementing an on-chip test/debug system using FPGA-CF.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology; Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Date Submitted

2011-06-29

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd4534

Keywords

FPGA, communication, ethernet, network, stack, debug, prototyping

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