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Feb 25, 2002 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 15 views

An announcement from . . . has announced the immediate availability of the open-source, free, complete 33/66MHz 32-bit PCI Bridge Soft Core solution. The PCI Bridge Soft Core is a complete, synthesizable RTL (Verilog) code that provides bridging between the PCI and a WISHBONE (System-on-Chip) bus. The complete package includes comprehensive specification and design documentation, a comprehensive verification suite, and a test application.

Test application is a VGA card implemented using a Xilinx Spartan II device on a PCI development board from Insight Electronics. PCI bridge core is connected to a simple VGA controller core forming a system-on-chip and comes with a Linux frame buffer device driver.

The PCI Bridge Soft Core supports common ASIC and FPGA libraries and is highly configurable including options for Master/Target or Target-only as well as for Host or Guest operation. You can download the PCI Bridge Soft Core from the OpenCores PCI Project Website.

OpenCores invites companies and universities to use our PCI Bridge Soft Core in your projects. Our main motivation and the sole reason for launching the PCI project has been and is to see the core used in many different projects. What we have in mind is a development much like that of open-source software (e.g. Linux).

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