Transputer Macrocell Project


OMI/TMP - 7250

Keywords transputer architectures, macrocells, T425 transputer


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

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Objectives

The objective of OMI/TMP is to develop the T425 transputer architecture into a range of core implementations that can be combined with application-specific macrocells to provide a rapidly customisable, high-performance embedded silicon system.

The approach will include studies to determine the constraints on internal interconnections. This is of major importance, as implementations have to be able to cope with three broad types of requirement: high performance, medium performance with a heavily restricted power budget, and a computationally intensive signal-processing cell under the control of the CPU.

A full demonstrator will be built for a telecommunications system, and other core implementations will be fully specified.

The results of the project are expected to have a considerable impact in pioneering the way for application-specific silicon systems to be built that are capable of making use of the communication and multiprocessing facilities necessary in many high-performance applications. The result will be exploited by developing the telecommunications demonstrator into a product, and by making available the transputer CPU and peripheral components in macrocell form through both the OMI Eurocell library and commercial channels.

Progress and Results

The first phase of the project has seen the partners requirements realised in the CPU specification, and a FHDL behavioural model has been developed.

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


CONTACT POINT

Mr Matthew Hatch
INMOS Ltd
Aztec West 1000
UK - Bristol BS12 4SQ
tel: + 44/ 454-61-6616
fax: + 44/ 454-61-7910

Participants

INMOS LTD - UK - C
ALCATEL AUSTRIA - ELIN - A - P
MIETEC NV - B - P
THOMSON-CSF - F - P
BELL TELEPHONE MFG CO NV - B - P
ALCATEL RADIOTELEPHONE - F - P
THOMSON SINTRA - F - A


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OMI/TMP - 7250, December 1993


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