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SoftPIC - the disembedded microcontroller

SoftPIC - the disembedded microcontroller
SoftPIC - the disembedded microcontroller
Although the Microchip PIC is very popular with hobbyists and experimenters, and its Harvard architecture has attractions for introductory teaching of microprocessors, it is not widely used for practical work relating to such teaching because the actions of the processor are hidden behind the IC's ports. Since 1998, Southampton University staff and third-year project students have been developing SoftPIC - an FPGA-based hardware emulation of a PIC. In AY 2000/1 this will be used to give first-year undergraduates practical experience of the behaviour of a simple RISC micro. The presentation will address the philosophies behind SoftPIC, some of the aims of the laboratory programme in which it will be used, and aspects of the practical realisation of a SoftPIC experimentation platform
PIC emulation teaching FPGA SoftPIC
Forcer, Tim
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Forcer, Tim
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Forcer, Tim (2000) SoftPIC - the disembedded microcontroller. EEUG Workshop on Embedded Systems & Hardware/Software Co-design. 06 - 07 Sep 2000.

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Abstract

Although the Microchip PIC is very popular with hobbyists and experimenters, and its Harvard architecture has attractions for introductory teaching of microprocessors, it is not widely used for practical work relating to such teaching because the actions of the processor are hidden behind the IC's ports. Since 1998, Southampton University staff and third-year project students have been developing SoftPIC - an FPGA-based hardware emulation of a PIC. In AY 2000/1 this will be used to give first-year undergraduates practical experience of the behaviour of a simple RISC micro. The presentation will address the philosophies behind SoftPIC, some of the aims of the laboratory programme in which it will be used, and aspects of the practical realisation of a SoftPIC experimentation platform

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Published date: 2000
Additional Information: Event Dates: 2000 September 6 & 7
Venue - Dates: EEUG Workshop on Embedded Systems & Hardware/Software Co-design, 2000-09-06 - 2000-09-07
Keywords: PIC emulation teaching FPGA SoftPIC
Organisations: Electronics & Computer Science

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Local EPrints ID: 259466
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/259466
PURE UUID: 8d0b80e7-9b38-4fe7-aa15-20cda73efff5

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Date deposited: 16 Jun 2004
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 09:23

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