Teaching microprocessors design using FPGAs

Joaquin Olivares, Jose Manuel Palomares, Jose Manuel Soto, Juan Carlos Gamez
2010 IEEE EDUCON 2010 Conference  
Microprocessors is a typical subject within the Computer Architecture field of scope. It is quite common to use simulators in practical sessions, due to the complexity of its contents. In this paper a new methodology based on practical sessions with real devices and chips is proposed. Simple designs of microprocessors are exposed to the students at the beginning, rising the complexity gradually toward a final design with a multiprocessor integrated in a single FPGA chip. Finally, assessment
more » ... lly, assessment results are shown.
doi:10.1109/educon.2010.5492390 fatcat:z25zlzvjcjddjc4fqixayccnoq