||A Field Programmable Sequencer and Memory with Middle Grained Programmability Optimized for MCU Peripherals
Kawamura, Yoshifumi ,
Okada, Naoya Matsuda, Yoshio ,
Matsumura, Tetsuya ,
Makino, HiroshiArimoto, Kazutami
IEICE Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences
928 , 2016-06-20 , IEICE 電子情報通信学会
A Field Programmable Sequencer and Memory (FPSM), which is a programmable unit exclusively optimized for peripherals on a micro controller unit, is proposed. The FPSM functions as not only the peripherals but also the standard built-in memory. The FPSM provides easier programmability with a smaller area overhead, especially when compared with the FPGA. The FPSM is implemented on the FPGA and the programmability and performance for basic peripherals such as the 8 bit counter and 8 bit accuracy Pulse Width Modulation are emulated on the FPGA. Furthermore, the FPSM core with a 4K bit SRAM is fabricated in 0.18µm 5 metal CMOS process technology. The FPSM is an half the area of FPGA, its power consumption is less than one-fifth.