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MicroBlaze is the trade name for a soft processor core designed for Xilinx FPGAs (field-programmable gate arrays). An FPGA is an IC (integrated circuit) designed for configuration "in the field" by the user. FPGAs can implement any logical function that an ASIC (application-specific IC) can do.

MicroBlaze enables more than 70 user-configured options. Examples include cache size, pipeline depth, memory management, and bus interfaces. The configuration wizard, which takes the form of a GUI (graphical user interface), delivers instant feedback through a meter display on resource utilization and performance. Other notable features include:

 

This was last updated in September 2012
Contributor(s): Stan Gibilisco
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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