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EE365 Adv. Digital Circuit Design Clarkson University Lecture #14 CPLDs & FPGAs

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Topics Rissacher EE365 Lect #14 CPLDs FPGAs

PLDs :

PLDs 16V8 (20 Pins) can have 16 inputs (max) and/or 8 outputs (marcrocells) has 32 inputs to each of the AND gates (product terms) 22V10 (24 pins) can have 22 inputs and/or 10 outputs (max) has 44 inputs to each of the AND gates How about a “128V64” for larger applications? It will be slower and will more wasted silicon space Solution? Use CPLDs Rissacher EE365 Lect #14

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GAL16V8 (review seq_1.ppt) Each output is programmable as combinational or registered Also has programmable output polarity And Plane The OR gates XOR gates to make inverting or non-inverting buffer Rissacher EE365 Lect #14

A General CPLD structure:

A General CPLD structure A collection of PLDs on a single chip with Programmble interconnects Rissacher EE365 Lect #14

Who makes the CPLDs?:

Who makes the CPLDs? Manufacturer CPLD Products URL Altera MAX 5000, 7000 & 9000 www.altera.com Altmel ATF & ATV www.atmel.com Cypress FLASH370, Ultra37000 www.cypress.com Lattice ispLSI 1000 to 8000 www.latticesemi.com Philips XPLA www.philips.com Vantis MACH 1 to 5 www.vantis.com Xilinx XC9500 www.xilinx.com Let’s takes a look at this Rissacher EE365 Lect #14

The Xilinx 9500-series CPLD :

The Xilinx 9500-series CPLD The internal PLDs are called Configurable Functional Blocks (FBs or CFBs) Each FB has 36 inputs and 18 Macrocells (effectively a “36V18”) Each CLPD is packaged in a plastic-leaded chip carrier (PLCC) The number of I/O pins are much less than the total number of Macrocells in family of devices Rissacher EE365 Lect #14

Xinlinx CPLDs:

Xinlinx CPLDs Rissacher EE365 Lect #14

Architecture of Xilinx 9500-family CPLD:

Architecture of Xilinx 9500-family CPLD Global set/reset Global 3 state control Global Clock 36 Signal pins 18 outputs 18 Output enable signals Rissacher EE365 Lect #14

Architecture of Xilinx FB:

Architecture of Xilinx FB Most CLPDs have fewer AND terms per macrocell XC9500 has 5 whereas 16V8 has 8 and 22V10 has 8-16 But…each macrocell can use unused ANDs from its neighboring macrocells using the “product-term-allocators” Rissacher EE365 Lect #14

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XC9500 Product term allocator and macrocell Rissacher EE365 Lect #14

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ISP Rissacher EE365 Lect #14

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Rissacher EE365 Lect #14

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XC9500 I/O Block Rissacher EE365 Lect #14

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Rissacher EE365 Lect #14

XC4000E I/O Block:

XC4000E I/O Block Rissacher EE365 Lect #14

FPGAs:

FPGAs Historically, FPGA architectures and companies began around the same time as CPLDs FPGAs are closer to “programmable ASICs” -- large emphasis on interconnection routing Timing is difficult to predict -- multiple hops vs. the fixed delay of a CPLD’s switch matrix. But more “scalable” to large sizes. FPGA programmable logic blocks have only a few inputs and 1 or 2 flip-flops, but there are a lot more of them compared to the number of macrocells in a CPLD. Rissacher EE365 Lect #14

General FPGA chip architecture:

General FPGA chip architecture a.k.a. CLB -- “configurable logic block” Rissacher EE365 Lect #14

Xilinx 4000-series FPGAs:

Xilinx 4000-series FPGAs Rissacher EE365 Lect #14

FPGA specsmanship:

FPGA specsmanship Two flip-flops per CLB, plus two per I/O cell. 25 “gates” per CLB if used for logic. 32 bits of RAM per CLB if not used for logic. All of this is valid only if your design has a “perfect fit”. Rissacher EE365 Lect #14

Configurable Logic Block (CLB):

Configurable Logic Block (CLB) Rissacher EE365 Lect #14

CLB function generators (F, G, H):

CLB function generators (F, G, H) Use RAM to store a truth table F, G: 4 inputs, 16 bits of RAM each H: 3 inputs, 8 bits of RAM RAM is loaded from an external PROM at system initialization. Broad capability using F, G, and H: Any 2 funcs of 4 vars, plus a func of 3 vars Any func of 5 vars Any func of 4 vars, plus some funcs of 6 vars Some funcs of 9 vars, including parity and 4-bit cascadable equality checking Rissacher EE365 Lect #14

CLB input and output connections -- buried in the sea of interconnect:

CLB input and output connections -- buried in the sea of interconnect Rissacher EE365 Lect #14

Detail:

Detail connections controlled by RAM bits Rissacher EE365 Lect #14

Programmable Switch Matrix:

Programmable Switch Matrix programmable switch element turning the corner, etc. Rissacher EE365 Lect #14

The fitter’s job:

The fitter’s job Partition logic functions into CLBs Arrange the CLBs Interconnect the CLBs Minimize the number of CLBs used Minimize the size and delay of interconnect used Work with constraints “Locked” I/O pins Critical-path delays Setup and hold times of storage elements Rissacher EE365 Lect #14

Oh, by the way -- I/O blocks:

Oh, by the way -- I/O blocks Rissacher EE365 Lect #14

Problems common to CPLDs and FPGAs:

Problems common to CPLDs and FPGAs Pin locking Small changes, and certainly large ones, can cause the fitter to pick a different allocation of I/O blocks and pinout. Locking too early may make the resulting circuit slower or not fit at all. Running out of resources Design may “blow up” if it doesn’t all fit on a single device. On-chip interconnect resources are much richer than off-chip; e.g., barrel-shifter example. Larger devices are exponentially more expensive. Rissacher EE365 Lect #14

Next time:

Next time SRAM DRAM Rissacher EE365 Lect #14

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