SPARC Macrocell and Interface Library Elements


SMILE - 6142

Keywords library cells, SPARC


Start Date: 01-APR-92 / Duration: 36 months

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Objectives

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:

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.

Further information about SMILE is available from the SMILE home page.


CONTACT POINT

Mr Alain Fanet
MATRA-MHS
Avenue du Centre 3
F - 78054 ST. QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES
tel: + 33/ 1-306-07059
fax: + 33/ 1-306-40693
telex: 697317

Participants

MATRA-MHS - F - C
TECNOLOGIA GRUPO INI SA - E - P
NEDERLANDSE PHILIPS BEDRIJVEN BV - NL - P
MATRA SEP IMAGERIE ET /
INFORMATIQUE - F - A
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITÄT /
HAMBURG-HARBURG - D - A
UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX - UK - A
MEIKO SCIENTIFIC LTD - UK - A
DISEL SA - E - A
SUN MICROSYSTEMS EUROPE INC - UK - A


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SMILE - 6142, December 1993


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