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Testing and evaluation of the integratability of the Senior processor
Linköping University, Department of Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Testning och evaluering av Senior processorns integrerbarhet (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

The first version of the Senior processor was created as part of a thesis projectin 2007. This processor was completed and used for educational purposes atLinköpings University. In 2008 several parts of the processor were optimized andthe processor expanded with additional functionality as part of another thesisproject. In 2009 an EU funded project called MULTI-BASE started, in which theComputer Division at the Department of Electrical Engineering participated in.For their part of the MULTI-BASE project, the Senior processor was selected tobe used. After continuous revision and development, this processor was sent formanufacturing.

The assignment of this thesis project was to test and verify the different func-tions implemted in the Senior processor. To do this a PCB was developed fortesting the Senior processor together with a Virtex-4 FPGA. Extensive testingwas done on the most important functions of the Senior processor. These testsshowed that the manufactured Senior processor works as designed and that it alonecan perform larger calculations and use external hardware accelerators with thehelp of its various interfaces.

Abstract [sv]

Den första versionen av Senior processorn skapades som en del i ett examensarbe-te under 2007, denna processor färdigställdes och användes i utbildningssyfte påLinköping Universitet. 2008 optimerades flera delar av processorn och utökadesmed extra funktionalitet som del av ytterligare ett examensarbete. 2009 startadeett EU finansierat projekt vid namn MULTI-BASE, som ISYs Datortekniks avdel-ning deltar i. Till deras del av MULTI-BASE projektet valdes Senior processorn attanvändas, efter ytterligare utveckling skickades denna processor för tillverkning.

Detta examensarbete hade i uppgift att testa och verifiera de olika funktionernasom Senior processorn har implementerats med. För att göra detta tillverkades ettkretskort som ska användas för att testa Senior processorn tillsammans med enVirtex-4 FPGA. Utförliga tester gjordes på de viktigaste funktionerna hos Seniorprocessorn, dessa tester visade att den tillverkade Senior processorn fungerar somplanerat. Den kan på egen hand utföra större beräkningar och använda sig avexterna hårdvare acceleratorer med hjälp av sina olika gränssnitt.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 90 p.
Keyword [en]
Senior processor, PCB, Printed Circuit Board, FPGA, Hardware accelerator, SPI, Serial Peripheral Interface, DSP, Digital Signal Processor
Keyword [sv]
Senior processor
National Category
Computer Systems
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-71043ISRN: LiTH-ISY-EX--11/4510--SEOAI: diva2:444421
Subject / course
Computer Engineering
2011-09-14, Systemet, Linköpings Universitet, Linköping, 10:15 (Swedish)
Available from: 2011-10-04 Created: 2011-09-28 Last updated: 2011-10-10Bibliographically approved

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