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14 Commits (4eae29801b823fde65df38576a90be0abb89e782)

Author SHA1 Message Date
Benjamin Herrenschmidt 7575b1e0c2 uart: Import and hook up opencore 16550 compatible UART
This imports via fusesoc a 16550 compatible (ie "standard") UART,
and wires it up optionally in the SoC instead of the potato one.

This also adds support for a second UART (which is always a
16550) to Arty, wired to JC "bottom" port.

Signed-off-by: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <>
4 years ago
Benjamin Herrenschmidt 8366710217 liteeth: Hook up LiteX LiteEth ethernet controller
Currently only generated for Arty.

Signed-off-by: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <>
4 years ago
Michael Neuling b90a0a2139
Merge pull request #208 from paulusmack/faster
Make the core go faster

Several major improvements in here:
- Simple branch predictor
- Reduced latency for mispredicted branches and interrupts by removing fetch2 stage
- Cache improvements
  o Request critical dword first on refill
  o Handle hits while refilling, including on line being refilled
  o Sizes doubled for both D and I
- Loadstore improvements: can now do one load or store every two cycles in most cases
- Optimized 2-cycle multiplier for Xilinx 7-series parts using DSP slices
- Timing improvements, including:
  o Stash buffer in decode1
  o Reduced width of execute1 result mux
  o Improved SPR decode in decode1
  o Some non-critical operation take a cycle longer so we can break some long combinatorial chains
- Core logging: logs 256 bits of info every cycle into a ring buffer, to help with debugging and performance analysis

This increases the LUT usage for the "synth" + A35 target from 9182 to 10297 = 12%.
4 years ago
Paul Mackerras 78de4fef72 Make LOG_LENGTH configurable per FPGA variant
This plumbs the LOG_LENGTH parameter (which controls how many entries
the core log RAM has) up to the top level so that it can be set on
the fusesoc command line and have different default values on
different FPGAs.

It now defaults to 512 entries generally and on the Artix-7 35 parts,
and 2048 on the larger Artix-7 FPGAs.  It can be set to 0 if desired.

Signed-off-by: Paul Mackerras <>
4 years ago
Benjamin Herrenschmidt f9f18906a3 soc: Rename wb_dram_ctrl to wb_ext_io and rework decoding
This makes the control bus currently going out of "soc" towards
litedram more generic for external IO devices added by the
top-level rather than inside the SoC proper.

This is mostly renaming of signals and a small change on how the
address decoder operates, using a separate "cascaded" decode for
the external IOs.

We make the region 0xc8nn_nnnn be the "external IO" region for

This will make it easier / cleaner to add more external devices.

Signed-off-by: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <>
4 years ago
Benjamin Herrenschmidt 4244b54984 soc: Remove unused RESET_LOW generic
Signed-off-by: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <>
4 years ago
Benjamin Herrenschmidt cc4dcb3597 spi: Add SPI Flash controller
This adds an SPI flash controller which supports direct
memory-mapped access to the flash along with a manual
mode to send commands.

The direct mode can be set via generic to default to single
wire or quad mode. The controller supports normal, dual and quad
accesses with configurable commands, clock divider, dummy clocks

The SPI clock can be an even divider of sys_clk starting at 2
(so max 50Mhz with our typical Arty designs).

A flash offset is carried via generics to syscon to tell SW about
which portion of the flash is reserved for the FPGA bitfile. There
is currently no plumbing to make the CPU reset past that address (TBD).

Note: Operating at 50Mhz has proven unreliable without adding some
delay to the sampling of the input data. I'm working in improving
this, in the meantime, I'm leaving the default set at 25 Mhz.

Signed-off-by: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <>
4 years ago
Benjamin Herrenschmidt a93d9e77c9 litedram: Remove remnants of riscv-inits
We still had some wires bringing an extra serial port out of
litedram for the built-in riscv processor. This is all gone now
so take them out.

Signed-off-by: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <>
4 years ago
Benjamin Herrenschmidt bf1b98b958 litedram: Add support for booting without BRAM
This adds an option to disable the main BRAM and instead copy a
payload stashed along with the init code in the secondary BRAM
into DRAM and boot from there

Signed-off-by: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <>
4 years ago
Benjamin Herrenschmidt 573b6b4bc4 soc: Rework interconnect
This changes the SoC interconnect such that the main 64-bit wishbone out
of the processor is first split between only 3 slaves (BRAM, DRAM and a
general "IO" bus) instead of all the slaves in the SoC.

The IO bus leg is then latched and down-converted to 32 bits data width,
before going through a second address decoder for the various IO devices.

This significantly reduces routing and timing pressure on the main bus,
allowing to get rid of frequent timing violations when synthetizing on
small'ish FPGAs such as the Artix-7 35T found on the original Arty board.

Signed-off-by: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <>
4 years ago
Benjamin Herrenschmidt 7560e8f2ff arty/nexys: Rework reset with litedram
When using litedram, request a much longer PLL reset. This seems to
help get rid of all the grabled output after config.

Also use the clean system_rst out of litedram as our source of reset
for the rest of the SoC (it is synchronized with system_clk and takes
pll_locked into account already)
4 years ago
Benjamin Herrenschmidt c19b5b8cc7 litedram: Update to new LiteX/LiteDRAM version
Things have changed a bit in upstream LiteX. LiteDRAM now exposes a
wishbone for the CSRs for example.

Signed-off-by: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <>
4 years ago
Benjamin Herrenschmidt 025cf5efe8 syscon: Add syscon registers
These provides some info about the SoC (though it's still somewhat
incomplete and needs more work, see comments).

There's also a control register for selecting DRAM vs. BRAM at 0
(and for soft-resetting the SoC but that isn't wired up yet).

Signed-off-by: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <>
4 years ago
Benjamin Herrenschmidt 3ac815823c fpga: Hookup Arty to litedram
The old toplevel.vhdl becomes top-generic.vhdl, which is to be used
by platforms that do not have a litedram option.

Arty has its own top-arty.vhdl which supports litedram and is now
hooked up

Signed-off-by: Benjamin Herrenschmidt <>
4 years ago