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Homebrew Processors and Integrated Systems in FPGAs.

Held in MC2066, on 1999-12-01, at 4:30 PM.


by Jan Gray

With the advent of large inexpensive field-programmable gate arrays and tools it is now practical for anyone to design and build custom processors and systems-on-a-chip. Jan will discuss designing with FPGAs, and present the design and implementation of xr16, yet another FPGA-based RISC computer system with integrated peripherals.

Jan is a past CSC pres., B.Math. CS/EEE '87, and wrote compilers, tools, and middleware at Microsoft from 1987-1998. He built the first 32-bit FPGA CPU and system-on-a-chip in 1995.