Communications Unit for ARM PIE Boards

Simon Moore

(Tripos Only)

Title : Communications Unit for ARM PIE Boards
Originator : Dr S. W. Moore
Special Resources : 2 ARM PIE Boards with XiLinx Chip Extension


We have several simple ARM based prototyping boards (ARM PIE) each with a closely coupled software programmable gate array board based upon a XiLinx chip. To make a multiprocessor from these boards a communications unit needs to be designed for implementation on the XiLinx chip.

Previous Work

In 1995/96 Gerald Cheung tackled this project and resolved the low level inter-board communications mechanism and XiLinx-to-ARM link. However, there is much work to extend this system, e.g. designing a router.

Notes on Requirements

Some Extensions

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