by Wave Computing
Embassy Suites by the Las Vegas Convention Center
Are you interested in 'test driving' the RTL code of one of one of the smallest and lowest power industrial CPU cores?
Do you want to build a mathematical co-processor in an hour and see how it accelerates your C program?
Have you always wanted to watch a processor in slow motion, then see the cache line fill from memory and the pipeline data moving through bypasses in real time?
If yes, then attend Wave Computing's inaugural MIPS Open Developer Day to do all this and more!
During this hands-on workshop, you'll have the opportunity to build a complete MIPS technology-based SoC from scratch, integrating an FPGA with a sensor and custom User Defined Instruction (UDI) co-processor.
Wave Computing's MIPS Open initiative provides developers open access to the latest version of the MIPS 32- and 64-bit instruction set architecture and microAptiv cores - free of charge, without licensing or royalty fees.
12:30 - 1:15pm Welcome & Introduction *Lunch will be provided*
1:15 - 1:45pm Demo: MIPS Components in Action, including:
1:45 - 2:00pm Break
2:00 - 3:30pm Hands-on Labs & Exercises, including:
3:30 - 3:45pm Break
3:45 - 4:45pm Build Your Own MIPS-based SoC
Project 1 - Integrate one of the sensors or actuators into the system. Peripheral options include a digital potentiometer, SPI joystick, 16-button keyboard, rotary shaft encoder or resistor ladder digital-to-analog converter. Or bring your own device!
Project 2 - Implement your own co-processor, adding instructions to the CPU pipeline. The instructions can work with complex numbers or interval arithmetic, or can be used to connect a number of CPU cores into a supercomputing mesh.
4:45 - 5:15pm Present Your innovation
*Exciting prizes for the winners*
5:15 - 5:30pm Wrap-up
A Windows or Linux notebook with three USB ports to connect with the FPGA board, the USB-to-UART cable and an external SSD . (*External SSDs will be provided.*)
Sign up and activate a MIPS Open account - CLICK HERE
Accept the License Agreement and request the MIPS Open FPGA package in the downloads section - CLICK HERE
June 4, 2019 12:30 PM – 5:30 PM PDT
Embassy Suites by Hilton Convention Center Las Vegas 3600 Paradise Road Las Vegas, NV 89169 United States