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188EB in FPGA

Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by Jacques St-Pierre, Nov 17, 2006.

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  1. Hi,

    In the view of Intel discontinuing the 80C18xEB family, did anyone design a
    FPGA to emulate the 188 core?

    I am in the search of any X86 compatible processor to eventually replace the
    188EB.

    I need a low cost and simple replacement, not a big dual core P4, that can
    run native instruction code.

    Did anyone will buy Intel the old core design and start production of any
    replacement?

    What will be the future alternative to small low cost CPU that will run X86
    code?

    Bye
    Jacques
     
  2. mkaras

    mkaras Guest

    In the long run you would proably be better off recompiling your
    software code using a different C compiler and targeting to another
    type of microprocessor that is still around. An FPGA based processor
    will always be way more expensive than the equivalent fixed design
    processor on its own piece of silicon.

    If you really really beed to stay with x86 try looking at the Geode
    chipset:

    http://www.amd.com/us-en/ConnectivitySolutions/ProductInformation/0,,50_2330_9863,00.html

    - mkaras
     
  3. mkaras

    mkaras Guest

    Note that AMD also still shows the Am186 stuff on their web site.

    http://www.amd.com/us-en/ConnectivitySolutions/ProductInformation/0,,50_2330_8579,00.html

    - mkaras
     
  4. Yes this more what I am looking for. The Geode is too much for my
    applications. I already consider the AM186 serie in the past, this may be a
    good option, but first I must check with AMD, how much life in the chip
    left.

    Our applications are all write in assembler, recompiling is not an option,
    we do not wish to rewrite them in C, we have to much invest in them, we hope
    to keep working in X86.

    Bye
    Jacques
     
  5. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    http://www.google.com/search?q=80188+core

    turns up some interesting hits.

    Good Luck!
    Rich
     
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