Best FPGA for Harvard Architecture

Started by rsdivekar 6 years ago3 replieslatest reply 6 years ago123 views

(a) I am prototyping a new CPU (Harvard Architecture) 

with separate 1MB  program memory and 1MB  data memory. 

Which Xilinx FPGA board would be the best choice for separate external memories?

(b) As another option, is a 2MB external dual ported memory possible on any

FPGA board? 

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Reply by melpin94April 3, 2018

Hi rsdivekar

Would you be using the FPGA only for the architecture and no other application thereafter?

I would suggest go for a moderate cost FPGA and purchase an external memory interface for 2 MB

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Reply by rsdivekarApril 3, 2018

(Thanks for the prompt reply!)

Yes that is correct. Primary use of the FPGA will be to implement the CPU


can you suggest some off-the-shelf memory interfaces?

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Reply by rajkeerthy18April 3, 2018

A plug in type SRAM architecture may not be available. Try ML561. You could additionally search for "Xilinx evaluation board with SRAM" on google.