The DRPIC1655X is a low-costhigh performance, 8-bit, fully static soft IP Core, intended to operate with fast, dual ported memory. The core has been designed with a special concern about low power consumption, assuring the best power use, price and performance combination available on the IP core market. DCD’s IP Core is software-compatible with industry standard PIC 16XXX Microcontrollers. It implements an enhanced Harvard architecture (separate instruction and data memories) with independent address and data buses. The 14 bit program memory and 8-bit dual port data memory allow instruction fetch and data operations to occur simultaneously. The advantage of this architecture is that instruction fetch and memory transfers can be overlapped by multi stage pipeline, so that the next instruction can be fetched from program memory, while the current instruction is executed with data from the data memory. The DRPIC1655X architecture is 4 times faster compared to the standard architecture. Most instructions are executed within 1 system clock period, except the instructions which operate directly on a PC (GOTO, CALL, RETURN) program counter. This situation requires the pipeline to be cleared and subsequently refilled. This operation takes additional one clock cycle. The DRPIC1655X Microcontroller fits perfectly in applications ranging from high-speed automotive and appliance motor control, to low-power remote transmitters/receivers, pointing devices and telecom processors. Built-in power save mode makes this IP core perfect for applications where power consumption aspect is crucial. The DRPIC165X is delivered with fully automated test bench and complete set of tests, allowing easy package validation at each stage of SoC design flow. Each of DCD’s PIC Cores have a built-in support for a proprietary Hardware Debug System called DoCD™. It is a real-time hardware debugger which provides debugging capability of a whole System-on-Chip (SoC). Unlike other on-chip debuggers, the DoCD™ allows non-intrusive debugging of a running application. It can halt, run, step into or skip an instruction, read/write any contents of microcontroller, including all registers, SFRs, including user defined peripherals, data and program memories.


Key features

  • Software compatible with PIC16C55X industry standard
  • Pipelined Harvard RISC architecture
    • 4 times faster, compared to original implementation
  • 35 instructions
  • 14 bit wide instruction word
  • Up to 32 kB of internal Data Memory
  • Up to 64K Words of Program Memory
  • Configurable hardware stack
  • Power saving SLEEP mode
  • Fully synthesizable
  • Static synchronous design
  • Positive edge clocking and no internal tri-states
  • Scan test ready
  • Technology independent HDL Source Code
  • 800 MHz virtual clock frequency in a 0.35u technological process
  • USB, Ethernet, I2C, SPI, UART, CAN, LIN, HDLC, Smart Card interfaces available
Design Architecture improvement Code space DATA space Program word Number of instructions I/O Ports Timers Watchdog Timer CCP1 USART SLEEP Mode DoCD TM Size (gates)
DRPIC166X 4 64k 32 kB 14 bit 35 32 3 1 1 6700
DRPIC1655X 4 64k 32 kB 14 bit 35 32 1 - - ---
DFPIC166X 2 64k 32 kB 14 bit 35 32 3 1 1 5800
DFPIC165X 2 2k 128 12 bit 33 24 1 - - 2700
DFPIC1655X 2 64k 32 kB 14 bit 35 16 1 - - 3900


DoCD Debugger

Power of Innovation is our primary target. That’s why our R&D focuses on every IP Core detail. As a result of that concern, some unique solutions were born. One of them is the PIC on-Chip Debugger (DoCD™) which is a complete debugging system, dedicated for DCD’s DFPIC16XXX/DRPIC16XXX Microcontroller Cores.

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DoCD Debugger

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