FPGA Implementation of ARM Processor
Nowadays application specific soft processor cores are gaining importance for FPGA based embedded application in which user can configure the processor as per requirement. The architectural simplicity of ARM processors makes them suitable for low power applications. Hardware description languages (HDLs) are commonly used to construct hardware system. FPGA provides reconfigurable platform, so reuse of the design is a common practice to improve the productivity nowadays. In this paper the data processing instructions of ARM processor are implemented using Very high speed integrated circuit Hardware Description Language (VHDL) language and verified by applying test bench on Xilinx’s Spartan III based FPGA.
Mukesh P. Mahajan, Pramod S. Aswale , Vivek D. Ugale