The D32PRO is a deeply embedded, fully scalableand royalty-free 32-bit RISC CPU. It’s been designed from the scratch by Digital Core Design, the company known for more than 70 other IP Cores, among them e.g. the World’s Fastest 8051 IP Core, the DQ80251. Awarded D32PRO CPU features performance up to 1.52 / 2.67 DMIPS/MHz or 2.59 CoreMarks/MHz and small footprint starting at 10.6k/6.8k ASIC gates.
The non-commercial “Teraz Polska” Competition has been held for the past twenty years, under the honorary patronage of President of the Republic of Poland, awarding a group of best products and services, which thanks to their quality, technology and functionality, stand out in the market and can be a model for others.
– The Award for D32PRO IP Core is a second succesive distinction given to our silicon-proven CPU – emphasizes Jacek Hanke, DCD’s CEO – It’s a proof that both customers and other industry experts estimate innovative product as our CPU. Taking the Chance I can just point that this product is a basis for our next product which will be a 100% safe cryptCPU, called the CryptOne.
To date the Competition Jury has granted nearly 500 awards, which have entitled recipients to use the ”Teraz Polska” (“Poland Now”) Emblem and to take advantage of the Foundation’s promotional program, which offers discounts on advertising in the media, an opportunity to participate in foreign fairs and exhibitions co-organized by the Foundation, or membership in an elite “Teraz Polska” club, bringing together previous Awardees of the Competition.
The D32PRO is a deeply embedded, fully scalable and royalty-free 32-bit RISC CPU. It’s been designed from the scratch by Digital Core Design, the company known for more than 70 other IP Cores, among them e.g. the World’s Fastest 8051 IP Core, the DQ80251. The newest DCD’s CPU features performance up to 1.52 / 2.67 DMIPS/MHz or 2.59 CoreMarks/MHz and small footprint starting at 10.6k/6.8k ASIC gates.
“Polish Product of the Future” (Polski Produkt Przyszłosci – PPP) competition has been organized annually since 1997. Since 2008, the competition and promotion of winners is co-financed by the European Union. The competition’s objective is to promote and disseminate information on achievements of innovative techniques and technologies which have the opportunity to be applied on Global market. The competition is intended for innovative enterprises, research and development units, scientific institutes, research centers and also for individual inventors from EU Member States.
The Award Gala was held on November the 30th in Warsaw, Poland, where DCD’s CEO, Mr Jacek Hanke received the award from the hands of Mrs Patrycja Klarecka, PAED’s CEO. – We’ve designed the D32PRO from the scratch, basing on our best experience both from our World’s Fastest 8051 and several other innovative IP Cores – said Jacek Hanke, CEO of Digital Core Design – the D32PRO is silicon proven, fully scalable and like all other DCD’s IP Cores – royalty-free.
DCD’s 32-bit CPU has been awarded by Polish Agency for Enterprise Development not only for the performance,small footprint (starting at 10.6k/6.8k ASIC gates) and very high clock frequency (up to 1 GHz in modern ASIC technologies) but most of all for flexible licensing methods. – Starting from 1999, all of our IP Cores are royalty-free – said Jacek Hanke – many of our customers emphasized the lack of royalty-free 32-bit IP Cores, so… we made a step further and offer D32PRO in a royalty-free model and flexible Fast Track License.
All peripherals on board
The D32PRO has been equipped with Floating Point Coprocessor and great variety of available peripherals like e.g. USB, Ethernet, I2C, SPI, UART, CAN, LIN, RTC, HDLC, Smart Card etc. There’s no problem to add other peripherals to the CPU.
3-stage pipeline – ultimate code density
The D32PRO is a universal & fully configurable solution, which effectively executes application codes both with many jumps (e.g. switch tree) and homogeneous one (e.g. arithmetic operations). This wouldn’t be possible without variable pipelining. Another innovation lies in the command list, which is based on special instructions – derivatives to the higher level language like e.g. C. That approach enabled ultimate code density, which goes in hand with short and compact command list. The D32PRO has been equipped with 13 general registers R0-R12and most of them are being refreshed automatically after interruption. Thanks to it the CPU accelerates interrupts and context switching in the real time systems. And if it’s still not enough, the D32PRO has been equipped with 1 non-maskable and several real-time reconfigurable interrupts: like its activity, priority level and number of automatically stacked registers.
Low power for (not only) IoT
Modern 32-bit CPU should be designed with a special concern for power-performance ratio. That’s why the D32PRO emphasizes low power consumption. This wouldn’t be possible without special PMU (Power Management Unit), which dynamically controls the clock’s frequency. Thanks to it an engineer can program power-saving mode for the CPU, where all the peripherals will be working with nominal clock. Moreover, the CPU itself can be moved to the STOP mode, with the clock detached from it. Then it can return to the normal mode by an interrupt from any peripheral. There’s no problem for the CPU to switch off the peripherals which are unused at the moment, and the same save additional power.
Debugger – Bootloader
The D32PRO, similarly to DCD’s 8051 IP Cores, is delivered with a built-in hardware debugger. But this special solution has been tailored for 32-bit CPU, that’s why it enables full control from Eclipse level (complete Eclipse debugging system, GCC => USB 2.0 cable => D32PRO). Moreover, in DCD’s debugger only two pins have been used, when in competitive solutions communication requires the use of at least 5 pins (JTAG). The hardware bootloader unit enables firmware program memory saving directly from external Flash memory connected through an SPI interface. Moreover, the bootloader has been equipped with a hardware encryption tool stored in non-volatile memory. It can significantly protect firmware against reverse engineering.Digital Core Design at Hannover Messe 2017 Trade Fair
Digital Core Design for Industry 4.0
INDUSTRY 4.0 was the main topic for the Hannover Messe 2017. So there’s no wonder that the D32PRO – deeply embedded, royalty-free 32-bit CPU and CryptOne – Absolutely Safe Crypto CPU have been chosen to represent best Polish ICT companies in Polish National Pavillion.
During World’s biggest industrial fair, Hannover Messe 2017, Digital Core Design was looking for customers targeting their new product for industrial, deeply-embedded, smart city and IoT electronics. – In DCD we believe that royalty-free business model, outstanding performance and ultimate low power consumption are the key – said Jacek Hanke, DCD’s CEO.
In less than 5 days DCD’s presentation stand have been visited by thousands of potential customers, technology influencers and politicians. Among them e.g. Polish Prime Minister Mr. Mateusz Morawiecki, Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs EU Commissioner Mrs. Elzbieta Bienkowska and many other.
The World’s fastest 8051 CPU
Digital Core Design, a leading IP Core provider and System-on-Chip (SoC) design house from Poland, introduced the new DQ80251 Core. DCD’s microprocessor is the World’s fastest solution. Confirmation came after successful tests run on Dhrystone 2.1 benchmark program, which showed clearly, that Polish IP Core is up to 56.8 times faster than the original 8051 at the same clock frequency.
Bytom, Poland. Digital Core Design introduced the newest 8051 implementation, which is significantly much more efficient than any other solution available on the market. Independent tests were carried out on Dhrystone 2.1 benchmark program, which is the most representative of general processor (CPU) performance. Achieved results were recognized by many IT professionals as revolutionary. DCD’s DQ80251, the quad-pipelined ultra-high performance IP Core is 56.8 times faster than the original 8051 at the same clock frequency. – Our DQ80251 runs at 300MHz without losing’s breath. It was possible not because of adding higher frequency, but thanks to unique architecture we implemented. I can just mention that original 8051, to get equivalent performance, must be clocked with 17 000 MHz – says Thomas Krzyzak, vice president of Digital Core Design. Moreover, Polish Core provides up to 0.54311 DMIPS/MHz (VAX MIPS) and uses only 14 500 ASIC gates, which locates DQ80251 far away from other competitors. These unique features effect on DCD’s solution as a perfect choice for all embedded applications demanding cost effective and best possible solutions.
DQ80251 family provides efficient real-time JTAG based DoCD debugger and is fully user configurable, which influences on its unique features, which are tailored to exact specification. Digital Core Design’s 8051 have been sold to hundreds of customers during the last decade, among them Intel, Siemens, Philips, Toyota or General Electric. They have been provided by DQ80251 family as a heritage of DP8051/DQ8051.
DCD’s DQ80251 family is available as VERILOG Source code, VHDL Source code and FPGA Netlist formats. As customers differ themselves, the same DCD’s IP Cores are designed in a wide variety of additional packaging and flexible licensing options.
More information: http://dcd.pl/ipcore/198/dq80251/