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Name: sfpga
Created: Sep 25, 2001
Updated: Oct 15, 2001
SVN Updated: Mar 10, 2009

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Category: Prototype board
Development status: Planning
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WishBone Compliant: No


OpenCores Reference Platform 2 (OCRP-2) is full-size length add-in PCI board. It includes two FPGA chips, video D/A and A/D converters, SDRAM memory, FLASH memory, PLD chip, USB, EIA232 and Ethernet PHY chips. It is designed for a debugging and verification process for several of our cores. See a block diagram for details.
One special function of this board is to provide a method for a remote test of cores. The board will be used via web based interface. It will be possible to download design to the board and use a JAVA based logic analyzer and signal generator to debug a particular core. This interface will be similar to Hewlett Packard's 16550 Logic Analyzer which is possible to be used remotely via X session.
Second possible use is to use it as a stand alone board. FPGAs are loaded via PC's printer port with centronics cable and external power supply must be provided.
It is designed to be used as a base platform to port Linux, RTEMS and eCos operating systems to OpenRISC architecture and to write device drivers for our peripheral cores.

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  • preliminary design schematic is available as Adobe PDF document ~125 kb
  • or as Protel schematics ~100 kb
  • currently working on PCI interface and FPGAs configuration schematics
  • the design files will be updated in the following days


  • thanks to all those who showed interest in the design so far, providing also support with new ideeas and links to component datasheets;
  • special thanks to woodyj@bitstream.net for his guidelines and hints regarding the Ethernet design part;
  • special thanks to wamnet@gte.net for his kind support with hints and tips in designing with Protel99.