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SPARC Macrocell and Interface Library Elements

Objective

The objective of SMILE is to develop a family of SPARC-based library cells, both 32-bit processor core and application-oriented, to provide the basis for the next-generation family of microprocessors/controllers. The project will also develop the design environment and associated tools to enable system designers to partition their designs and simulate performance before committing to silicon implementation.

The SMILE project will derive its major architecture characteristics from a number of systems applications, identified as being both the first to require the new capabilities and as representative of future high growth markets. The applications demonstrators will cover three main areas:

- a set of application-specific macrocells geared towards low-cost graphics and multimedia applications
- modular communication links which can provide scalable and high bandwidths between microcontrollers or application macrocells within a system
- real-time embedded systems for industrial control purposes.

The design will comprise behavioural model, logic level and layout stages to ensure optimal consistency of the design steps. To manage this process, the consortium will set up a common library design environment in order to obtain coherency and consistency between users of and suppliers to the library cells. As part of the open OMI library, the macrocells developed will be suitable for use in combination with elements developed in other projects.

Coordinator

MATRA-MHS
Address
3008 Route De Gachet
44087 Nantes
France

Participants (11)

DISENO INGENIERIA DE SISTEMAS ELECTRONICOS
Spain
Address
Av.burgos, 8-B
28036 Madrid
FOUNDRY
Gipsi SA
France
Address
2 Boulevard Vauban
78053 Saint-quentin-en-yvelines
MATRA CAP SYSTEMES
France
Address
11 Rue De Cambrai
75019 Paris
Meiko Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
650 Aztec West
BS12 4SD Almondsbury
NEDERLANDSE PHILIPS BEDRIJVEN BV
Netherlands
Address
Prof. Holstlaan, 4
5656 AA Eindhoven
NORDIC VLSI
Norway
Address
Ovre Flatasvei, 4D
7079 Flatasen
Sun Microsystems Europe
United Kingdom
Address
Green Lane
GU19 5NL Bagshot
TECNOLOGIA GRUPO INI SA
Spain
Address
Plaza Del Marques De Salamanca, 3-4
28006 Madrid
Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg
Germany
Address
Schloßmühlendamm 32
21073 Hamburg
UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX
United Kingdom
Address
Falmer
BN1 9QT Brighton