ERIC5 is a super-small soft-core-CPU for implementation in FPGAs. It is available for the current ALTERA, XILINX, Lattice and Actel FPGA-families. The smallest configuration takes about 110 logic-elements in a ALTERA Cyclone-family-device and operates at above 60MHz (slowest speed-grade). It is targeted for small control-applications and can replace external 8051, PICs or AVRs in many cases.
- small size, therefore its implementation is virtually free (in terms of required FPGA-resources) in most FPGA-designs
- C-compiler included
- vendor-independent, you can move your design to another architecture and reuse your CPU and software (no "sticky" IP that ties you to a specific FPGA-vendor)
- large program-space (up to 512kB)
- 9bit architecture to make best use of the embedded memory-blocks
- 512byte data-space
- optinal multiplier-support
- easy assembler-language
- low-cost licensing, no per-unit license-fee
- well proven: many thousand ERICs are doing their job all over the world
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