Abstract

Current FPGA technology has advanced to the point that useful embedded System-on-Programmable-Chips (SoPC)s can now be designed. The Real Time Processor (RTP) project leverages the advances in FPGA technology with a system architecture that is customizable to specific real-time applications. The design and implementation of the framework for architecting such a system from ANSI-C code is presented. The Small Device C Compiler (SDCC) was retargeted to the RTP architecture and extended to produce a generator directive file. The RTPGen hardware generator was created to consume the directive file and produce a highly customized top-level structural VHDL file that can be synthesized and programmed onto an FPGA such as the Xilinx Spartan-3. Thus, an application specific multiprocessor real-time embedded system is realized from ANSI-C code.

Degree

MS

College and Department

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

Rights

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Date Submitted

2007-07-10

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd1941

Keywords

embedded, compiler, FPGA, VHDL, multiprocessor, SOC

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