• DCD is an expert when it comes to solve the issue of obsolescence of formerly used components,
  • We can offer a 1:1 replacement for most popular architectures that are no longer available,
  • Having it provided as a HDL Source code, will make it valid, never obsolete and ready to use with any future technology,
  • Digital Core Design mastered hundreds of designs for obsolete parts in various industrial applications like e.g. automotive, transportation, consumer electronics, household goods etc.
  • No matter when it comes to design for obsolete or standard IP Cores, DCD’s solutions are tailored to the project needs – they also implement a wide set of peripherals to address a variety of possible applications,
  • DCD’s IP Cores might be used either as a replacement for an original architecture or as a main CPU in embedded 8/16/32-bit applications,
  • These cores have been used in numerous projects in such application areas as teleco, military electronics and industrial automation; these are also technology independent and therefore can be implemented in any ASIC or FPGA designs.
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Case studies

DCD’s in its portfolio more than 70 different architectures, among them IP cores equivalent to obsolete chips that cover the following processors: 8-bit Zilog® Z80, 16-bit Motorola® 68000, Intel® 8050/80251 as well as clones of the digital signal processors once manufactured by Texas Instruments® , Motorola® etc.

Among other customers who trusted DCD and ordered solutions for obsolete parts one can find e.g Caterpillar, Siemens and dozens of other (NDA).

DCD’s R&D designed for these companies pin to pin compatible Motorola’s HC11

 

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Features

Proper design flow is a key

Basic development steps in the creation of a virtual component include:

  1. Development of the macro specification
  2. Partitioning the macro into subblocks
  3. Development of a testing environment and a test suite
  4. Design and verification of subblocks
  5. Macro integration and final verification
  6. Prototyping the macro in FPGA
  7. Productization
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