Introduction to Open Core Protocol [electronic resource] : Fastpath to System-on-Chip Design / by W David Schwaderer.Material type: TextLanguage: English Publisher: New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer, 2012Description: XVI, 164 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781461401032Subject(s): Engineering | Computer science | Electronics | Systems engineering | Engineering | Circuits and Systems | Electronics and Microelectronics, Instrumentation | Processor ArchitecturesAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 621.3815 LOC classification: TK7888.4Online resources: Click here to access online
In the Beginning...There Were No Standards -- OCP Training Wheels -- OCP Write Operations -- OCP Signals and Signal Groupings -- Basic Signal Burst Extensions -- Read Timing Diagrams -- OCP Tags, Threads, and Connections -- OCP Signal Groups and Phases -- OCP Coherence Extensions: Theory of Operation -- OCP Coherence Extensions: Signals and Encodings -- OCP Coherence Extensions Timing Diagrams -- OCP-IP Debug Interfaces -- Benchmarking Network-on-Chip (NoC) Designs.
This book introduces Open Core Protocol (OCP), not as a conventional hardware communications protocol but as a meta-protocol: a means for describing and capturing the communications requirements of an IP core, and mapping them to a specific set of signals with known semantics. Readers will learn the capabilities of OCP as a semiconductor hardware interface specification that allows different System-On-Chip (SoC) cores to communicate. The OCP methodology presented enables intellectual property designers to design core interfaces in standard ways. This facilitates reusing OCP-compliant cores across multiple SoC designs which, in turn, drastically reduces design times, support costs, and overall cost for electronics/SoCs. Provides a comprehensive introduction to Open Core Protocol, which is more accessible than the full specification; Designed as a hands-on, how-to guide to semiconductor design; Includes numerous, real “usage examples” which are not available in the full specification; Integrates coverage of design methodology discussing why cores are structured the way they are, whereas the official OCP specification only answers what the structure is.